Command Center Operations Specialist

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Posted by: U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) on May 26, 2020


Washington , DC 20510

Job Description:

This position is located in the United States Capitol Police (USCP), Office of the Assistant Chief of Police for Uniformed Operations, Command and Coordination Bureau, Command Division, Command Center. The Command Center provides continuous oversight and support to USCP operations and implements response and recovery plans as needed, prioritizing the allocation of resources and personnel assuring effective direction for response. The Command Center is also the primary source for emergency action messages directed toward congressional stakeholders during critical incidents.

Put your passion for homeland security, law enforcement and emergency management to use as a United States Capitol Police Command Center Operations Specialist. Secure your front row seat to history!

As a Command Center Operations Specialist you will:

Provide technical and high-level operations support related to the mission sets of the Command Center.
Identify threats, sequence and patterns of threat activity in an effort to minimize risk to ongoing operations in/around/affecting the U.S. Capitol and Legislative Branch of Federal Government to ensure Continuity of Congress, Continuity of Government, and the Continuity of Operations.
Receive information from the field and other elements, ensure it is processed and further disseminated, and initiate deployment of personnel and equipment.
Monitor various emergency communications devices and security systems, including those owned by partnering law enforcement departments. Coordinate with partnering law enforcement agencies to monitor airspace operations.
Utilize a variety of notification/communications systems, such as electronic mail, SMS text, desktop, and telephones through a public address and annunciators system, to deliver emergency notification messages to the congressional community and others located within the Capitol Complex.
Prepare, update, distribute, and maintain a variety of documents that involve general information, threats, or intelligence. Examples include incident reports, activity logs, event timelines, memoranda, correspondence, and statistical data.
Search and gather information from a wide variety of law enforcement sources, ensuring information contained in each data entry is accurate and provides a clear accounting of incidents and daily activities.
Assess large quantities of information and select information that is relevant to the USCP and those it protects.

Travel Required: Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
Must complete a one-year probationary period.
Must have Direct Deposit.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
Shift work is required.
Must work rotating shifts during training and be available for any shift.
Must complete all required training.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

Qualifying experience for the CP-7 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-6 or GS-7 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience: coordinating emergency response resources by receiving and disseminating information through appropriate chain of command, coordinating activities within an incident command system, monitoring emergency communication devices and systems, monitoring and performing surveillance of a geographic area utilizing map skills and deploying resources, facilitating the flow of information from a central command area in a military, law enforcement or emergency management environment.

Substitution of Education for experience: A Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.
Combining Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations or successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (06/05/2020) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link:

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

Security Clearance:

Top secret

Travel Requirements:


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About U.S. Capitol Police (USCP)

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a nationally accredited, federal law enforcement agency located in Washington, DC. The USCP safeguards Congress, its legislative process, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure, and open environment. We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel to see democracy in action. Our sworn officers act on the world stage every day as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As a Department, we are a diverse microcosm of America and employ over 2300 sworn and civilian personnel from nearly all 50 states and territories.

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