Federal Police Officer
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The Supreme Court of the United States Police is a Federal law enforcement agency that derives its authority from United States Code 40 U.S.C. 6121. The Supreme Court Police enforce Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations, as well as enforce regulations governing the Supreme Court Building and grounds prescribed by the Marshal and approved by the Chief Justice of the United States. The department’s mission is to ensure the integrity of the Constitutional Mission of the Supreme Court of the United States by protecting the Supreme Court, the Justices, employees, guests, and visitors.
The Supreme Court Police are responsible for providing a full range of police services, to include:
- Protection of the Supreme Court Building and grounds, and persons and property therein;
- Maintain suitable order and decorum within the Supreme Court Building and grounds, to include policing demonstrations and large-scale events;
- Provide Courtroom security;
- Prepare numerous reports to include incident, found property, accident, and arrest reports, as well as testify in court.
Specialty Units are available to officers depending on time-in-service, completion of training, and experience. The Supreme Court Police offers both part-time and full-time specialized units. These units include:
- Dignitary Protection Unit
- Protective Intelligence Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Background Investigations Unit
- Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Team
- Recruitment Division
- Police Operations Center - Dispatch
- Physical Security Unit
- Liaison positions with partner agencies (FBI, JTTF, DHS, USCP)
- Civil Disturbance Unit
- Training Unit
- Radio Technicians
- Honor Guard
- Various instructor positions, to include: Firearms, Driving, Defensive Tactics, CPR/First Aid
- U.S. Citizenship
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
- Meet Minimum Requirements (see Minimum Qualifications)
The criteria listed below must be met in order to be eligible to apply:
- An applicant's education/experience must include at least one of the following to be considered:
- An Associate's degree from an accredited institution (or being within six months of graduation);
- A minimum of three years of active duty military service (or one year of active duty military service for Military Police, Master-at-Arms, Security Forces, and Maritime Enforcement Specialists);
- Applicants must be mature, reliable, skilled in oral and written communication, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must have the ability to display a high standard of ethical conduct and be trusted in all work situations.
- Applicants must have no record of felony convictions, and must not currently be involved in any pending criminal charges.
- Applicants who possess prior military service must have been separated under honorable conditions (honorable discharge).
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, but not yet 37 years of age at the date of appointment (this position is covered under federal law enforcement retirement provisions, which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after at least 20 years of service). The maximum age may be waived with prior qualifying federal law enforcement service under the same retirement system.
- Applicants must be licensed to drive for at least one year at the time of application, and have an excellent driving record.
Salary and Benefits:
$77,441 - Entry-level, non-certified
$85,325 - After 30 months (Private First Class)
$132,391 - Maximum earning potential at the Private First Class rank
$139,011 - Maximum earning potential at the Corporal rank
$149,253 - Maximum earning potential at the Sergeant rank
Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health insurance benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years’ service at any age.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application and responses to the Pre-Screening Questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated. Employment is subject to successful completion of the Police Officer Selection Test (POST), structured oral interview, background investigation interview, medical exam, physical abilities test, psychological exam, and a comprehensive background investigation. The POST and oral interviews are currently being offered virtually. To participate in our hiring process, you will need to travel to the Washington, D.C. area if you advance to the background investigation stage. The Supreme Court does NOT pay a travel per diem, hotel costs, or travel expenses for applicants to participate in our hiring process.
The four events for the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) will be:
- A Slalom Run between two (2) sets of cones, placed 75 feet apart for an overall distance of 375 feet;
- Descending and Ascending one (1) flight of steps, completing five (5) down and up series;
- Dragging a 165 lbs Rescue Dummy a distance of 40 feet;
- Fifteen (15) single-handed trigger pulls with each hand, while the arm is extended. The timer will stop once the 30th trigger pull is completed.
Applicants who are hired will also be required to successfully complete the 13-week Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
Due to the high number of applications received and the number of positions available, passing all phases of the hiring process does not guarantee an offer of employment if better qualified applicants are identified.