Supreme Court of the United States Police - FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER

Job Overview

Department Supreme Court of the United States Police
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitleFEDERAL POLICE OFFICER
Salary$73,852 Entry Level, $73,852-126,255 Certified-Lateral
Deadline Aug 31, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactjoinscuspd@supremecourt.gov
Location Washington, DC


Job Announcement

 

Supreme Court of the United States Police, DC Police Jobs

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES POLICE
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

FEDERAL POLICE OFFICERS

  • This is a full-time position with the Police Department of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Apply via USAjobs.gov 

  • $73,852 - Entry-level, non-certified

  • $73,852 - $126,255 - Lateral/Certified-Salary range for applicants currently employed as a federal, state, or municipal law enforcement officer with at least one year of full duty service after training. Starting salary is determined upon validation of the current annual base salary with locality pay of the selectee. Recruitment Bonus for Lateral/Certified Hires- $5,000 will be provided at the time of appointment, with another $5,000 provided following completion of 18 months of service. Provision of these payments requires the execution of a two-year service agreement with the department.
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  • $73,852-$126,255-Police Officer (Dignitary Protection)-Salary range for applicants currently employed as a federal, state, or municipal law enforcement officer with at least one year of full duty service after training. Starting salary is determined upon validation of the current annual base salary with locality pay of the selectee. Recruitment Bonus for Dignitary Protection Officer Hires- $5,000 will be provided at the time of appointment, with another $5,000 provided following completion of 18 months of service. Provision of these payments requires the execution of a two-year service agreement with the department.
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  • $73,852-$126,255-Police Officer (Reemployed Annuitant)-This is a full-time position with the Police Department of the Supreme Court of the United States, open to all FERS and CSRS retirees who are eligible for reemployment as a federal annuitant and federal law enforcement officer. A dual compensation offset waiver will be granted allowing reemployed annuitants to earn their full salary and their full annuity without penalty.

 

The Supreme Court of the United States Police

The Supreme Court of the United States Police is a Federal law enforcement agency that derives its authority from United States Code 40 U.S.C. 6121. The Supreme Court Police enforce Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations, as well as enforce regulations governing the Supreme Court Building and grounds prescribed by the Marshal and approved by the Chief Justice of the United States. The department's mission is to ensure the integrity of the Constitutional Mission of the Supreme Court of the United States by protecting the Supreme Court, the Justices, employees, guests, and visitors.

Responsibilities:

The Supreme Court Police are responsible for providing a full range of police services, to include:

Protection of the Supreme Court Building and grounds, and persons and property therein;

Dignitary Protection for the Supreme Court Justices, both domestically and internationally;

Maintain suitable order and decorum within the Supreme Court Building and grounds, to include policing demonstrations and large-scale events;

Provide Courtroom security;

Prepare numerous reports to include incident, found property, accident, and arrest reports, as well as testify in court.

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  • Specialty Units are available to officers depending on time-in-service, completion of training, and experience. The Supreme Court Police offers both part-time and full-time specialized units. These units include:

  • Dignitary Protection Unit
  • Protective Intelligence Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Background Investigations Unit
  • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Team
  • Recruitment Division
  • Police Operations Center - Dispatch
  • Physical Security Unit
  • Liaison positions with partner agencies (FBI, JTTF, DHS, USCP)
  • Civil Disturbance Unit
  • Training Unit
  • Radio Technicians
  • Honor Guard
  • Various instructor positions, to include: Firearms, Driving, Defensive Tactics, CPR/First Aid, Fitness Coordinator
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Qualifications and Requirements: Please review vacancy announcements on USAjobs.gov.
 

Additional Information:

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health insurance benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years service at any age.

  • Sick Leave - Employees earn 104 hours of sick leave per year that accrues without limit. Sick leave not utilized at the time of retirement will be added to the annuitant's length of service when calculating their retirement benefit.
  • Annual Leave - Employees earn annual leave at the following rates: 13 days per year for the first three years of service, 20 days after three years of service, and 26 days every year after 15 years of service. Employees may carry over a maximum of 240 hours (30 days) of annual leave from one calendar year to the next;
  • Overtime - Supreme Court Police Officers working overtime are eligible to earn monetary pay or compensatory time at a rate of 1.5% of their derived hourly pay;
  • Premium Pay - Supreme Court Police Officers working the hours between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM are eligible to earn Night Differential at a rate of 10% of their derived hourly pay. Sunday premium is earned at a rate of 25% of their derived hourly pay;
  • Retirement - The Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System offered by the Supreme Court of the United States is a special variant of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) offered to most U.S. government employees. Law Enforcement FERS is a three-part retirement program:
    • The first part is a defined-benefit plan (annuity) calculated by applying the average of the highest three years of earnings (high-3) to the length of service of an employee. Police annuitants receive 1.7% of their high-3 for the first 20 years of their service, and 1% for each additional year. This translates to 34% of the high-3 for police officers retiring after 20 years of service, and 39% if retiring after 25 years.
    • The second part is the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is a defined-contribution pension (savings account). Employees may contribute up to the IRS maximum, and the Court will match any contributions up to 5% of base salary;
    • The third part of the FERS benefit is access to social security. As Supreme Court Police Officers are able (and required) to retire before they are eligible to apply for social security, a FERS supplement is paid to compensate until age 62;
    • Employees with prior military service may buy back their active duty military time to be added to their length of service for the purposes of the annuity calculation. Military time cannot, however, be added to the length of service for determining retirement eligibility;
  • Educational Assistance - Up to $5,000 per calendar year is available based on budget approval and the relevance of the requested courses to enhance job performance. A signed agreement committing the employee to repaying any amounts paid by the Court if the employee discontinues service from the Court within one year of completing the course is required.

Additional benefits include health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

Required Documents:

The following documents are required of all applicants:

  1. Resume
  2. OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment
  3. Police Applicant Personal History Questionnaire   

 

The following additional documents are also required if applicable to you:
  1. SF-50 Notice of Personnel Action
  2. DD-214 or Statement of Service
  3. Unofficial College Transcript

 

All applications MUST be submitted via USAjobs.

All applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. Failure to provide all application materials will result in your application being denied. Please note that all applications must be filled out in their entirety and be legible in order to be considered.

You must complete, print, and sign the OF-306, as well as the Personal History Questionnaire, then upload them along with your resume and cover letter. These four documents are required in order to be considered. Please submit only these documents unless you have prior military service, or if you have federal experience necessary to meet the law enforcement retirement system age/time-in-service requirements. In those cases your DD-214, Statement of Service, and/or SF-50(s) must also be submitted. An unofficial college transcript is also required if you are using education to qualify.

  • 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, https://www.usajobs.gov, 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.
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Please direct questions regarding this position to joinscuspd@supremecourt.gov


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