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    The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency composed of both sworn and civilian employees totaling a workforce of over 2,400. 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.

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    The Assistant Chief of Police (ACOP) reports to the USCP Chief of Police (COP). Under direction of the Chief, the ACOP is responsible for directing and managing operations to ensure the protection and security of members of Congress, Congressional staff and visitors, the daily business of Congress, and the continuation of government. As the senior operations commander, the ACOP has responsibility for leadership and supervision of all operational bureau and office commanders. This is an "at will" position and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Chief of Police.


    • Directs and manages operations to ensure the protection and security of Members of Congress, Congressional staff and visitors, the daily business of the Congress, and the continuation of government.
    • Formulates objectives and priorities in concert with the COP and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Implements plans, policies, and procedures consistent with the short- and long-term interests of the Department.
    • Shares and builds upon the vision of the COP and acts as a catalyst for Departmental change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
    • Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement officers and civilians, many of whom are represented by authorized bargaining units, towards successful achievement of the Department's vision, mission, and goals. Serves as the deciding or recommending official on grievances and appeals presented by bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Ensures accountability and adherence to Department rules and regulations of subordinate employees. Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.
    • Effectively communicates and updates members of the Capitol Police Board and their representatives to ensure an open relationship is maintained, in furtherance of Capitol Police Board and USCP initiatives.
    • Ability to understand and explain complex staffing requirements, forecast manpower requirements, manage operational appropriations and to work collaboratively with members of the Office of Administration.
    • Ability to apply and develop defensive countermeasures based on actionable intelligence. Ensure the operational integration of intelligence led policing.
    • Manage the efficient integration of day-to-day varied operational elements to ensure the safety and security of the Capitol Complex.
    • Represents the Chief of Police in his/her absence at an array of events including Capitol Police Board and oversight committee meetings, law enforcement conferences, and media sessions. Ensures stakeholders are informed of any new or critical changes to policies.
    • Regularly communicates and briefs various committees including the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, Committee on House Administration, and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, law enforcement executives, executives of major companies/corporations, and distinguished members of the public.
    • Builds and maintains working relationships and liaison capabilities with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Promotes the USCP on a national and international level as a premier agency in security policing.
    • Serves as a change agent for innovation and modern security policing practices.
    • Advances training and education standards for leadership development and professionalization of the Department.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537944800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.