Police Officer Job in Washington, District of Columbia – Legislative Branch

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Legislative Branch. The opening is for a Police Officer in Washington, District of Columbia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Police Officer – Washington, District of Columbia
U.S. Capitol Police, Legislative Branch
Job ID: 462304
Start Date: 06/01/2021
End Date: 06/30/2021

Qualification Summary
The Initial Assessment Phase consists of three components: Orientation Session – An overview of the USCP mission, hiring process, training, and employment opportunities. Written Exam – The Police Officer Selection Test (POST) will test the candidate’s knowledge of basic math, reading, and grammar. A passing score of at least 70% (seventy percent) must be obtained in each section. Pre-Employment Interview – A personal interview will be conducted to review, confirm, and clarify all submitted information to determine each candidate’s suitability for the position of Police Officer. The Orientation, POST, and Pre-Employment Interview will require candidates to use a video conferencing system.
Note: All online portions of the hiring process require the use of a desktop or laptop computer. The use of cell phones and tablets will NOT be allowed for video conferencing. It is highly recommended that all candidates become familiar with the use of their computer’s webcam and microphone.
Applicants who successfully complete the Initial Assessment Phase will be issued a Conditional Offer of Employment and will enter the Examination Phase of the hiring process. Examination Phase The Examination Phase consists of psychological, medical and polygraph examinations. This will be a candidate’s first required visit to our office in Washington, D.C. during the hiring process. Efforts will be made to schedule these examinations consecutively to eliminate return visits to complete the examinations. Psychological – Candidates complete a battery of psychological assessments and a clinical interview. The psychological examination will last approximately four to six hours. Candidates are encouraged to be well-rested and eat prior to the examination. The psychological exam will occur online and require the use of a desktop or laptop computer, camera, and microphone. Medical – The medical examination will determine if a candidate is medically qualified to perform the functional requirements of the job. Candidates will be required to fast (abstain from food) prior to the medical examination. Polygraph – The polygraph examination is used to confirm information obtained through the selection process. Physical Readiness Test (PRT) – The PRT consists of three events: a timed 300-meter run, push-up test, and a 1.5-mile run. Candidates will not be required to perform the events described above during the application process. Candidates will only be required to attest that they are able to meet, or exceed the physical standards. Background Investigation The final phase of the selection process requires candidates to undergo a full background investigation that will include a thorough review and verification of the candidate’s employment history, employer, residential, and personal references, in depth criminal and credit history, and academic records. Must be a United States citizen.
Must meet position age requirements.
Must possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Must show evidence of responsible driving in the last three years.
Male applicants must be registered for Selective Service.
Travel for hiring assessments and training is at applicant’s expense.
Must successfully complete a full field background investigation.
Polygraph, medical assessment, criminal, credit, and tax check required.
Must successfully complete all required training.
Must successfully complete a probationary period. Candidates must meet the following requirements to be minimally qualified for this position: U.S. Citizenship — Only United States Citizens will receive consideration. Qualified applicants will be required to provide proof of citizenship early in the selection process. Naturalized citizens must be able to participate and complete a holistic and verifiable background investigation of their personal and professional background. Age Requirements — Applicants must be at least 21 years old at time of appointment and not older than 37. Sworn officer positions with the USCP are subject to the mandatory retirement provisions of the Capitol Police Retirement Act which require officers to separate/retire from the USCP by age 57. As a result of the mandatory retirement requirement, you may be older than age 37 only if you are currently serving in-or you previously served in-a Federal civilian law enforcement position that is subject to the mandatory retirement (by age 57) rules AND the years of law enforcement you already served PLUS the prospective/expected years of USCP law enforcement service will allow you to accumulate at least 20 years of combined total Federal law enforcement service by age 57. As a result of critical mission requirements, a waiver has been granted by the Capitol Police Board, allowing a maximum entry age of up to 39 years of age at the time of appointment (or 40 years of age if the individual turns 40 in the same month of their initial appointment), with required mandatory retirement after 20 years of Federal law enforcement service (e.g., employed at 39 years of age and retire at 59 years of age). Education — High School diploma or GED certificate is required. Valid Driver’s License — Applicants must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license that has not been revoked or under suspension for the past three (3) years. Criminal History Check — Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years. A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants. USCP Police Officers are required to possess a firearm and ammunition. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition and are ineligible for the position. Credit Check — Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans.
Selective Service Registration — Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration. https://www.sss.gov/Registration/check-a-Registration/Verifcation-Form Fingerprint Check — Applicants’ fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record. Background Investigation — Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation. There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate’s disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.

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