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    The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds 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 here to see democracy in action. We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.

    As a Department, we represent many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affiliations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential.

    We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

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    As a Court Liaison Officer, you will:

    • Oversee the day-to-day activities associated with the relationship maintained and information exchanged between the USCP and the D.C. and U.S. court systems;
    • Serve as a liaison between USCP law enforcement officials and U.S. and D.C. court officials;
    • Oversee activities associated with providing support for various judicial and administrative matters;
    • Monitor the coordination of attendance of USCP employees at court sessions and hearings;
    • Oversee the documentation of meetings with the courts, traffic adjudication, and other agency officials;
    • Monitor the provision of support on administrative and judicial matters to the D.C. court system, including correspondence preparation and tracking;
    • Provide assistance during high volume arrest situations to facilitate the smooth and expeditious processing of prisoners;
    • Assist the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) and the Office of Attorney General (OAG) in obtaining information or documents maintained by the USCP that are necessary for successful prosecution;
    • Provide training instruction on court procedures to recruits while assigned to the USCP Training Academy; and
    • Work with the MPDC Cobalt System for assistance in the arrest papering process.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a current USCP officer below the rank of Sergeant.
    • Must have attained the rank of Private First Class.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver?s license.


    All applicants must meet the following Eligibility Factors in order to be considered for the position of Court Liaison Officer:
    1. Must be a current USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant who has successfully attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC) by the closing date of this announcement.
    2. Must be in full and unrestricted duty status to attend, participate and successfully complete all required training courses related to this position as of the date of selection.
    3. Must not be in a leave restriction status as of the closing date of this announcement.
    4. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    5. Must be available to work flexible hours, extended duty hours, and an occasional change in tour and duty assignment.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    This position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions.

    This position is not included in a collective bargaining unit.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    The following selection process will be used to further assess candidates who meet the initial eligibility factors. Candidates must qualify under Phase I and II to be considered in subsequent phases.

    Phase I: Initial Qualification - The Office of Human Resources (OHR) will conduct an eligibility factor review as outlined in this vacancy. In consultation with OHR, a review of all candidates' personnel jackets and unscheduled leave will be conducted by an appointed assessment panel.

    Phase II: KSA Self Assessment - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) will be evaluated by an appointed assessment panel.

    Phase III: Structured Interview and Practical Exercise- Candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview and practical exercise.


    If selected for this position, you must:
    1. Successfully complete all required training.
    2. Successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
    3. Maintain continuous satisfactory performance in this position.

    Results of this selection process will be used to recommend candidates to the hiring manager who is the final selecting official., The OHR will conduct a disciplinary action review to determine if there are pending disciplinary matters, which will be made known to the selecting official.

    Prior to making his/her selection, the selecting official shall review any available Department documents, to include application documents and each candidates' complete career disciplinary record, results of selection process phases, and may, at their discretion, conduct interviews, if necessary, with all recommended candidates.

    The Selecting official may, at his/her discretion, not select a recommended candidate for reasons such as:
    1. Substandard performance;
    2. Serious sustained misconduct; and/or
    3. Pending investigations internally or externally.

    All aspects of the process are subject to Department's legal review.

    All final recommendations are subject to final approval of the Chief of Police.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Applicable

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    Required Documents

    Applicants must submit copies of the following documents with their online applications:

    1. Resume
    2. Valid driver's license

    Please provide all supporting documentation by uploading and attaching documents to the online employment application.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must attach your resume and answer the questions in the Assessment Questionnaire.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date06/05/2018 of this announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10127694

    Click the "Submit My Answers" button to submit your application package.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the "Application Status" link and then select the more information link for this position. The "Details" page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Lori Mallalieu


    CCB - Command Division
    119 D Street NE
    Washington, DC 20510
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    Next steps

    If you are experiencing problems, please contact the Office of Human Resources, United States Capitol Police, at 202-593-3370.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499534900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.