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    This announcement is being superseded by SCOTUS-10438663-PD. If you have already submitted an application, you do NOT need to reapply. All applications going forward should be submitted via the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526028600

    $60,615 - Entry level, non-certified
    $62,740 - With documentation of graduation from the UPTP at FLETC or after completion of training (six months)
    $70,348 - After 30 months (Private First Class)

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    Serves as a uniformed police officer with the Supreme Court of the United States. Responsible for providing a full range of police services. Supreme Court Police Officers are primarily responsible for protecting the Chief Justice, Associate Justices, building occupants, and the Court's building and grounds. Additional responsibilities include Courtroom security, dignitary protection, emergency response, and providing assistance to building visitors.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0083 Police

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
    • Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.
    • 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. See: www.sss.gov


    • A Bachelor's degree or prior experience as a sworn police officer is required (either is required, not both).
    • Applicants must be mature, reliable, skilled in oral and written communication, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
    • 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 and have an excellent driving record.
    • Employment is subject to successful completion of a medical exam, which includes rigorous fitness standards and a background investigation.


    • A high school diploma is required.
    • A Bachelor's degree is required.
    • Prior experience as a sworn police officer with a thorough knowledge of law enforcement techniques and practices may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

    Additional information

    Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police Force offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years service at any age. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required:

    1. A resume
    2. A cover letter
    3. OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
    4. Police Applicant Pre-Screening Questionnaire: https://www.supremecourt.gov/jobs/Application_Pre-Screening_Questionnaire.pdf
    5. DD-214 and/or NGB 22 (if applicable)*
    6. SF-50 (if applicable)**

    *All applicants to the Supreme Court of the United States Police Force who have current or former U.S. military service MUST submit a DD-214 (and/or NGB 22 upon separation from the National Guard) in order to be eligible for consideration.

    **Applicants to the Supreme Court of the United States Police Force must be able to complete 20 years of service under the federal law enforcement retirement system (identified with codes "M," "MR," or "MF" and referred to as "FERS and FICA Special") before the age of 57 years old in order to be eligible for employment as a Supreme Court Police Officer. For an individual without federal law enforcement experience, this translates to an age limit of 37 years old (in practice it is at least six months prior to turning 37 to account for recruitment processing time).

    If you are over the age of 37 (or within six months of turning 37) and have prior federal law enforcement experience, you may be eligible for consideration if you have previously been covered under the federal law enforcement retirement system. If the total length of time you were covered under the "FERS and FICA Special" retirement system from prior federal law enforcement employment, plus the difference between 57 and your current age adds up to more than 20 years, you may still be eligible.

    All applicants who are over (or within six months of) the age of 37 years old MUST submit SF-50s showing evidence of prior coverage under the federal law enforcement retirement system for the ENTIRE amount of time necessary to meet the 20-year requirement in order to be considered. Look for codes "M," "MR," or "MF" in section 30 of your SF-50s to determine prior coverage.

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    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted via the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526028600

    Agency contact information

    Supreme Court of the U.S. Police Department


    (202) 479-3365


    (202) 479-5973




    Supreme Court of the United States
    1 First Street NE
    Washington, DC 20543
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    Next steps

    • Upon submission, your application will be reviewed by the Police Recruitment Unit and the Human Resources Office. Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received.
    • Best qualified applicants will be invited via email to take a written test at a date and time to be determined.
    • Applicants who pass the written test will be contacted to schedule an interview. NOTE: Travel to Washington, D.C. will be at the applicant's expense.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523766600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.