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Job Title:Inventory Management Specialist, CP-2010-08

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:U.S. Capitol Police

Job Announcement Number:USCP-14-1102241-WR

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$74,542.00 to $96,189.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to Wednesday, May 21, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE (USCP) is a law enforcement agency in the Legislative branch of the Federal Government. Our mission is to “protect the Congress, its legislative processes, members, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption or terrorism,” We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities.

  “America’s Police Department”

This position is located in the Office of Facilities and Logistics and assists with the responsibilities for the property accountability system for all USCP property. Responsibilities include the management of property records for all accountable personal property assets belonging to the USCP, computing accountable property requirements for budgetary and procurement  purposes; assisting with managing the accountable property utilization and disposal programs; controlling accountable property throughout the USCP; providing  input to and developing management oversight policies and procedures governing all USCP property.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.


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Collects, analyzes and develops specialized information about equipment required by the PAMD.  Provides recommendations to superiors on equipment and supply requirements and prepares requests for procurement/contracting action. Serves as technical expert in procurement process.  Recommends, assist with implementing and evaluates equipment maintenance program and techniques for the PAMD.  Ensures accountability of equipment and supplies and develops related procedures for the receipt, issuance and return of equipment and supplies.  Develops the skill set and analytical tools used in supply program management. 

Assists higher-level specialists in revising portions of inventory regulations and manuals to reflect minor changes in regulations, procedures, or terminology. Assists with the preparation of change notices for users. Assignments are designed to provide knowledge and experience related to methodologies, procedures, work processes, data sources, and products common to supply management programs.  Researches, gathers and interprets basic information to gain experience in analytical techniques and resources. Examines areas of loss, damage, or destruction of USCP property and inventory adjustments, and preparing written findings for management with recommendations for determination of liability.

Provides advice, assistance, and training on property management matters to senior PAMD management officials, operational managers, bureau/division commanders, etc. Assists with providing training to USCP employees on the maintenance of the accountable property system. Assists in training USCP employees who have responsibility for acquiring and reporting excess property directly from/to GSA and other Federal agencies. Reviews reports from the serviced District/Divisions, establishes reporting procedures, and issues guidelines.

Assists the Asset Management Supervisor with providing Asset Management oversight and direction to assigned Divisions/Units. Responsible for the bar coding, inventory, delivery, documentation, periodic audit, reconciliation, excess, and disposition of assets for assigned Divisions/Units.

Responsible for supporting accountability of firearms, ammunition, and holsters within the Range – Physical Skills Division.  Maintains records and files such as purchase requests, receiving reports, and bi-annual physical inventory listings as required by the Property and Asset Management Division and any federal, state, or USCP policy.  Makes appropriate entries in Maximo including, logging in and issuing out weapons, ammunition, and equipment as necessary.  Conducts bi-annual count of on-site weapons and ammunition, to be reconciled within Maximo.

Recommends and submits requests for orders of firearms, ammunition, holsters, and other related accessories.  As a result, requires a working knowledge of the various pistols, rifles, shotguns, specialized weapons, and munitions utilized throughout the Department.  Draws up quotes using required information obtained from vendors or other sources.  Assists with overseeing receipt, issue, return, transfer, and disposition of all firearms under the oversight and management of the Manager, Property and Asset Management Division.

Maintains and enforces security of weapons, equipment and storage areas, and must immediately report any theft or damage to the Manager, Property and Asset Management Division.  Responsible for the filing of any and all paperwork necessary for reconciliation of these issues.  Responsible for the daily opening, closing, and securing of the armory on a daily basis.


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Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below

Qualifying experience for the CP-8 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-7/GS-9 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 is defined as utilizing inventory management, weapons, and ammunition knowledge to successfully execute the day-to-day operations of a firing range.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for CP-8 may be met by a master's or equivalent graduate degree and 6 months of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree or two and one-half years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements described in each grade level.



ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?  You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) of the vacancy announcement.



We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your assessment responses to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.


Evaluation Factors:  

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the body of your resume, so that your experience can be evaluated properly.


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The United States Capitol Police offers:

This position is within the Legislative Branch of government. It is not a general schedule (GS) position. Civilian USCP employees are paid in accordance with an established pay schedule. They are covered by the same benefits as other branches of the Federal government including: health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to "401K" plans), disability, leave programs, flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, holidays, etc. Civilian employees are covered under Congressional retirement. Upon receipt of proper certification, sick leave balances will be transferred from other branches of the Federal government. While previous credible federal service is used to determine the appropriate leave category, annual leave balances might not transfer. USCP offers a wide array of benefits:

USCP employees are eligible to join the United States Senate Federal Credit Union and/or the Congressional Federal Credit Union.

USCP has several on-site state of the art gym and locker room facilities with access to personal trainer consultants.

USCP employees are eligible for participation in on-site childcare center through the US Senate Child Care Center and/or the US House of Representatives Child Care Center.

USCP reimburses covered employees up to an annual limit of $150 for Professional Liability Insurance.

Transit Subsidy Benefits up to $130 of your commuting costs is provided to you as a tax-free benefit.

Various Work Schedules.



A variety of Federal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid from pre-tax income. Federal agencies pay approximately 72% of employees' health insurance premiums. Also, employees have access to enroll in Federal Dental and Vision Coverage programs.

The Federal Employee Retirement System program that features three components: a retirement pension, the Thrift Savings Plan (an employee controlled investment program), and social security. Capitol Police employees are covered under the Congressional formula for FERS and CSRS coverage.

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and offers Federal employees the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. As soon as you become a Federal employee, as a FERS employee, you can contribute up to $17,500 per year. You will receive agency-automatic and/or matching contributions up to the first 5 percent. As a CSRS employee, you can contribute up to $17,500 per year. CSRS employees do not receive any agency contributions. Employees age 50 or older may contribute an additional $5,500 for catch-up contribution per year.

The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees and dependents. The USCP Leave Program offers exceptional time off benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, a leave sharing program, Family Friendly Leave, Family Medical Leave, and ten (10) paid holidays per year. Annual leave accumulation will be set based on creditable civilian federal service. Employees transferring from Executive Branch agencies are eligible to transfer sick leave balances, but not annual leave balances. Employees transferring from Legislative Branch agencies are eligible to transfer both annual and sick leave balances.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free confidential counseling and referral services to you and your family members. The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself, or you have a severe cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's. You may visit the Long Term Care Partners website for more information:

The Flexible Spending Account Program for Federal employees provides employee-funded accounts that can be tapped by account holders to pay for medical expenses that are tax deductible as well as dependent care costs. Contributions to the accounts come from an employee's pre-taxed salary. USCP does not make a contribution.

ATTENTION: APPLICANTS WITH MILITARY EXPERIENCE. Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans’ preference.  Veterans’ preference eligibles who are qualified for a position will have 5 or 10 extra points added to their numerical ratings depending on which category of preference they meet.  Candidates are placed on lists, or certificates of eligible candidates, in alphabetical order and their veterans’ preference eligibility is documented; and selecting officials shall consider, when administratively feasible, candidates with veterans’ preference eligibility as an affirmative factor in the determination of who will be selected among those deemed best qualified.  

The United States Capitol Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date 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.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.        
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, 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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1102241 Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.


William J. Robinson
Phone: (202)593-3368
Agency Information:
US Capitol Police Civilian Staff
Office of Human Resources
119 D Street NE
Washington, DC


Once the completed online assessment questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made you will be notified of your eligibility status. If you are referred to the hiring official you will receive further notification. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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