The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2)
critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders
and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a
tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crimes or
protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the USSS we
serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and
courage. For more information on the Secret Service click here.
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The U.S. Secret Service is seeking retired (CSRS/FERS)
individuals to support our integrated mission and immediately
impart their knowledge and experience to the current workforce. If
re-employed under one of 3 special hiring authorities granted to
the Secret Service, annuitants are able to earn their full salary
and their full annuity without penalty.
The USSS employs retirees with three (3) different dual comp
Dual Compensation Waiver for APT Support Positions, GS-12
(Washington, DC Only):
- Earn Full Annuity and Full Salary
- Earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave
- Work Full-time, Part-Time, or an Intermittent work schedule
(determined by supervisor)
- Receive Overtime (if on a full-time schedule)
- All appointments under this authority will terminate on June
The selectee will serve as a Physical Security Specialist in the
Office of Technical Development and Mission Support, Technical
Security Division and typical work assignments include:
- Identifying, installing and monitoring unique or specifically
tailored technical equipment, protection systems and devices
utilized to gather evidence and document criminal activity
necessary to acquire criminal targets and locations.
- Performing protective advances and conducting surveys and
analyses to identify how critical and vulnerable facilities or
sites are and if there are any threats against them; adjusting
plans and schedules; and developing acceptable alternative
strategies in response to delays, sudden and/or major changes in
itineraries or the introduction of critical intelligence.
- Planning, organizing, documenting and implementing technical
surveillance and mobile munitions countermeasures to ensure a safe
environment for the protectee; and identifying specific
requirements and correlating them with the planned movements of the
protectee to ensure that necessary support and countermeasures are
provided at the proper time and place.
- Installing and maintaining intrusion detection and prevention
systems, video assessment, and electronic access control
- Conducting fire and life safety surveys, evaluating fire
protection systems, and implementing personnel evacuation
Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and foreign travel may
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required.
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Conditions of Employment If selected, you may be required
- Obtain and maintain a Top Secret Tier 5 clearance. For more
information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug
testing while you occupy the position.
- Submit to a polygraph examination prior to your
- Possess a valid U.S. state motor vehicle operator's license and
maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
- Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is
also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if
at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of
domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction
was expunged or set aside.
- Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including
vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an
authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to
perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. You will be
required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a
level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and
policies of this agency.
- Successfully complete a 10 week Mixed Basic training course or
submission of a waiver request to waive the training
- Required to work in environments that involve risks of unknown
hazards when performing protective searches of remote unsecured
areas that may harbor unauthorized persons or environmental
hazards, as well as the discomforts associated with working in hard
to reach, dirty and hazardous areas of buildings, facilities and
- Required to be flexible to ensure mission completion which
includes long hours with minimal breaks; subject to no control of
the environmental conditions or schedule of operations.
- Be subject to explosives handling and/or radio frequency (RF)
- Requires regular and reoccurring physical exertion, such as
long periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, lifting and
crawling and carrying heavy objects. Requires physical strength to
carry heavy equipment and mental alertness for activities.
- Submit a Financial disclosure report.
You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and
meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual
Occupational Requirements (IOR).
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting base salary
$66,829) if you possess one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as
participating in the physical security of personnel and facilities
through the development, installation, operation and maintenance of
enterprise wide access control, video assessments, intrusion
detection and other physical security systems; conducting technical
surveillance countermeasure operations of protected facilities,
monitoring electronic surveillance equipment, protective systems,
and devices; and serving as a team member on an operational local,
state or federal fire department, hazardous materials team, or
military unit charged with responding to emergencies in the
capacity of a Hazardous Materials Technician or Chemical,
Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) or Weapons of Mass
Destruction (WMD) Specialist. (e.g. - Fire Department Special
Operations Team Member, DOD Chemical Corps Personnel).
GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting base salary
$79,468) if you possess one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as
troubleshooting, maintenance and program management of electronic
components and systems requiring advanced electronic theory and
systematic problem solving; maintaining project management of
systems and computer networks; and developing and implementing
countermeasures programs for explosive and CBRN threats against
personnel and facilities.
IOR Series 0080 -
Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP: Submit a copy of
your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal
(with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50
noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered
well qualified, you must meet the specialized experience and OPM's
Individual Occupational Requirements as listed in the
This announcement is being advertised for multiple locations;
therefore, the locality adjustment will be added to the basic
salary based on selected locations.
Please reference OPM Qualification Standards and Individual
Occupational Requirements (IOR) in the Qualifications section.