The United States Capitol Police has engaged the AvantGarde Team to conduct a nationwide recruitment for consideration the Associate Director, Physical Security Division (Security Services Bureau). This position will require a robust competitive process that will involve a comprehensive search to find a qualified person with the experience and qualifications to provide leadership for the Physical Security Division. USCP has indicated it is highly unlikely due to budget constraints they will be able to cover relocation expenses. Candidates considered outside of the area will be told relocation costs will not be expensed to the government.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE (USCP)
The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) is a premier, CALEAaccredited, Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Since 1828, the USCP has provided protection for Congress, and, over time, the force has grown in numbers, duties, and responsibilities. As America's Police Department, USCP protects the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel to Washington, D.C. to see democracy in action.
The USCP’s mission is to protect the Congress, its legislative processes, Members and officers of Congress and their families, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism. USCP protects and secures Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
The USCP team is made up of 2100 employees, 25% civilian and 75% uniformed service. USCP is part of the legislative branch, an independent agency with direct oversight by Congress. Its annual budget is approximately $375 million, with roughly $18.7 million designated to the Security Services Bureau (SSB).
SSB—a key mission area within USCP—oversees the planning, design, and execution of security projects on the Capitol Complex. SSB’s mission is to serve as the focal point for physical and technical security matters within USCP, applying innovative technologies to meet mission needs in a complex and changing operational environment. The SSB vision is to be the Nation’s premier physical and technical security organization, designing and leveraging state-of-the-art technology to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. Capitol Complex.
SSB’s workforce consists of 45 government employees and roughly 100 contractors across three divisions: Physical Security Division (PSD), Technical Countermeasures Division (TCD), and Construction Security Division (CSD).
The majority of SSB’s workforce falls within PSD; PSD is responsible for establishing Physical Security standards and guidelines and providing for the design, installation, and maintenance of all physical security systems. On an ad hoc basis, PSD also provides research and development of new technology for integration and advancement of existing electronic systems, including electronic access control, intrusion detection, member duress, closed circuit video, security screening, and perimeter security. Sections within PSD include the Security Coordination Section, Project Planning Section, Security Equipment Section, and System Operations Section.
The Security Coordination Section is charged with annually conducting more than 100 security surveys and assessments of the Capitol Complex, Member residences, and state and district Congressional offices. The Security Coordination Section also maintains and calibrates walk through magnetometers, manages the security perimeter, including vehicular barriers, retractable bollards, and security kiosks, and supports all special events (ex. summer concerts, State of the Union, etc.) by establishing security perimeters and deploying screening equipment.
The Project Planning Section designs, manages, and installs all physical security projects involving both internal and external resources and interfaces with the Architect of the Capitol to ensure security standards are met. Past project planning efforts for this section have focused on the Cannon House Office Building (CHOB) Renewal, Dome Rehabilitation, Garage Security, Camera Conversion, Audiovisual System Upgrades, Duress System Upgrades, and Security Network Upgrades.
The Security Equipment Section is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all physical security equipment, including a CCTV Video Management System, controlled access points, alarm points, ballistic podiums, emergency call boxes, X-ray machines, explosive detection technology, duress call buttons, secure wireless receivers and repeaters, SCIF alarms, a public-address system, and a Wireless Annunciator System. The Security Equipment Section maintains 24/7 staffing for immediate response to equipment failures.
The System Operations Section administers and maintains the overall security network and configures and programs all physical security system databases and operating parameters. This includes controlled access points, unique alarm points, a CCTV system, a Truck Interdiction Monitoring Program, routers, and servers.
AvantGarde (AG) is conducting a PRE sourcing and recruitment effort on behalf of USCP. All “final” candidates sourced and recommended by AG will need to submit a comprehensive application package to USCP once the posting has posted on USA jobs. Of note the position is not currently open and available for application via USA jobs.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Senior Recruiter, Kathy Mulder, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to send resumes to Ms. Mulder is July 30, 2017. Candidates should not contact USCP directly as the AG team is conducting preliminary sourcing and search process on behalf of the agency.
This position description covers an Associate Director position in the Security Services Bureau (SSB), U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). The position is responsible for programs that install and maintain the security systems on the Capitol Complex that are used to protect property and national security information for the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government. SSB is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the security systems on the Capitol Complex that are used to protect property and national security information for the Legislative Branch. The Physical Security Division (PSD) in the Bureau is responsible for short-term planning, final installation, repair and maintenance of physical security systems on the Complex. PSD evaluates the current condition of physical security equipment and develops life-cycle replacement programs to upgrade all physical security systems on a scheduled basis. Other responsibilities include physical security surveys on the Complex and security surveys of state and district Congressional offices. The Division evaluates the current condition of security screening equipment and recommends replacements or upgrades as necessary. This position requires obtaining and maintaining a Top Secret security clearance.
Security Program Planning and Development 35%
Oversees the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the security programs; approves long-range work plans developed by section supervisors and subsequently manages overall work of PSD to achieve SSB goals and objectives. Integrates strategic goals and critical success criteria for the division into the SSB and USCP strategic plans, and develops and recommends resource requirements for the successful implementation of the Bureau program. Plans and manages several large and complex security programs with national impact. Directs the formulation and execution of comprehensive plans covering agency-wide activities such as the consolidation of administrative units, the development of security plans, and the prevention of security failures.
Determines which security programs should be initiated, dropped, or curtailed, and when such action should occur. Submits and justifies requests for major expenditures or program changes to higher levels of management.
Selects and promulgates preferred management actions based upon the most current approved security management and long-range resource plans. Evaluates past management decisions and institutes changes. Leads the agency's management team in setting coordinated program goals and priorities based on an understanding of various security activities.
Physical Security Work 30%
Personally oversees the most complex design, installation, repair and maintenance work of the Bureau that incorporates all aspects of state-of-the-art physical security equipment and devices used in the protective electronic security systems at the Capitol.
As a result of analyses of technical vulnerabilities, recommends and implements revisions and modifications to the Departmental policies pertaining to physical security standards, programs and systems. Provides overall management of the integration of multiple physical security systems and programs under development in the Division. Develops long-range plans for the Division in connection with prospective changes in physical security functions and programs.
Is an expert authority, resolves critical problems or issues concerning several phases of security policy development and implementation of a variety of programs in physical security. Work involves overlapping, conflicting, or difficult-to-resolve security objectives and requirements.
Serves as a member on interagency committees or in national security organizations involved in reviewing, analyzing, developing, and issuing national policy directives and drafting legislation affecting security policies and programs throughout the Government and private sectors.
Analyzes, plans, schedules, and coordinates the development of legislation and security policy issuances that direct the course of physical security programs across organizational lines in Federal agencies, industrial organizations, academic institutions, or others involved in sensitive and secure work performed in or for the Federal Government.
Makes decisions and offers recommendations that require extensive consideration and analysis of very broadly defined, or undefined, issues and problems that are often exploratory in nature, in areas where useful precedents do not exist and establishment of new concepts and approaches is required.
Supervisory Responsibilities 25%
Directs subordinate section supervisors and Physical Security Specialists in four sections of PSD in developing, directing and administering the SSB program for the installation and maintenance of security systems on the Capitol Complex. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.
The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.
Security Program Evaluation, Modification, and Compliance 10%
Ensures integration of security considerations during acquisitions and construction stages, and establishes and develops procedures against security penetrations and vulnerabilities during the development process.
Analyzes, formulates, develops and recommends long-range SSB resource requirements and related support requirements for the Bureau.
On an overall basis, guides Bureau in conducting a continuing program for the installation and maintenance of security systems on the Capitol Complex, and recommends necessary changes for the improvement of the protection of the property and national security information of the Legislative Branch.
Delivers reports and presentations for mission critical program planning and evaluation. Designs and conducts a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes related to long-range planning. Identifies and proposes solutions to management problems which are of major importance to planning program direction. Prepares recommendations which impact the way in which planning is carried out.
Translates management goals and objectives into effective operations and establishes control systems and progress reporting requirements that monitor security goals or program priorities in order to evaluate progress and results. Adjusts progress schedules and priorities to meet new requirements or unforeseen situations.
Has overall responsibility for the maintenance of performance standards for organizational units. Establishes innovative nationwide standards by which to judge program effectiveness, and plans for evaluation. Provides leadership where no precedents exist.