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 POLICE OFFICER/ GS 7,8,9 / Security Division - Washington, Delaware, United States

Job information
Posted by: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: qLFzR2wg5JWoNIrMwJpp0MQhqk62iz / Latpro-3761065 
Date posted: Nov-07-2020
State, Zip: Delaware, 20535


Who May Apply

Job Title: Police Officer, GS 7/8/9 (All US Citizens) (Security Division)

The FBI is looking for Police Officers who want to apply their skills to the world’s premier law enforcement agency. In fact, we’re seeking qualified candidates from a variety of personal backgrounds and professional disciplines who are committed to combating crime and terrorism while protecting the American public.

All qualified candidates within the United States and its territories may apply. This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies in Washington, D.C., Quantico, VA, Clarksburg, WV and New York, NY. Your application will remain active until you are otherwise notified or you withdraw.

Questions regarding this posting should be addressed to R. Mintz at

Job Summary

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

About Us

FBI Police Officers protect public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws and promoting good community relations. You will monitor, report and investigate suspicious persons and situations, as well as safety hazards and unusual or illegal activity in patrol areas. You will identify, pursue and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.

About You

You have a background or interest in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Security Operations. You are interested in beginning a career with the FBI and gaining professional experience in protective operations at America’s premier law enforcement agency. You have experience or desire to protect and secure people and real property.

If you are a recent graduate with a bachelor's degree in any field of study looking for federal employment,or a Protective Security professional looking for career advancement, this could be the opportunity for you. We welcome retired law enforcement officers to re-enter the workforce as an FBI Police Officer.

As an FBI Police Officer, you will play a key role in keeping the FBI and surrounding areas secure. FBI Police Officers provide service to those in their duty stations and if necessary, travel to aid in times of crisis.

Salary & Benefits

GS-7: $52,594.00 - $68,368.00

GS-8: $56,182.00 - $73,036.00

GS-9: $59,771.00 - $77,704.00


The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to attend and pass the Police Officer Selection System (POSS) written test and panel interview. Applicant will be responsible for all travel expenses associated with travel to and from the testing location.
  • Must be able to pass a U.S. Government physical exam
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver’s license
  • Must become proficient in the use of a firearm and various other weapon system
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Form
  • Must attend and complete training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must adhere to a service agreement starting from the effective date of their appointment as an FBI Police Officer
  • Must be willing to work nights/weekends/holidays (shift work)

Major Duties

As an FBI Police Officer you will:

  • Provide public safety by maintaining order, respond to emergencies, protect people and property, enforce motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promote good community relations.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Check for proper identification of pedestrian and vehicular traffic prior to admittance to secure space at Stationary posts. Provide screening of vehicles for the detection of explosive devices.
  • Respond to a variety of alarm situations, protect and safeguard information and material affecting national security and defense and protects people and their civil rights from a wide variety of dangerous and hostile situations

For more information regarding the FBI Police Officer position, please review FBI Police Officers: An Inside Look.


The FBI Police are located in Washington D.C., Quantico, VA, Clarksburg, WV and New York City, NY. Currently, most vacancies are in the Washington, D.C. location.

The FBI will make final placements based on the best possible match for the needs of the FBI Police Unit. You will rank all four locations in order of preference when you attend the POSS test.

Qualifications and Evaluations

To qualify for a GS-7: Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level. SE is defined as:

  • Independently performing routine, recurring kinds of fixed post and patrol assignments to include: commonly accepted installation traffic laws and rules; regulating access to Federal buildings and conduct of visitors and employees.


  • Have successfully completed a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirement if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.

To qualify for a GS-8, applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. SE (in addition to the above) is defined as:

  • Experience in the safe and effective use of a variety of firearms and weapons.
  • Experience in utilizing protective devices, methods and procedures involving the utilization of CCTV, radios, alarm terminals, security monitors and Security Access System.

To qualify for a GS-9, applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 grade level. SE (in addition to the above) is defined as:

  • Experience in the knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaing order and protecting life and property.
  • Recognizing leathal devices and suspicious activities to institute counter-measures to reduce or eliminate harm and hazard to personnel, visitiors,property and materials.
  • Experience in writing incident and ivestigative reports and issue citations.

Successful completion of a Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulation, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

When completing the online questionnaire, you will be asked a series of questions related to the competencies listed below:

Communication – Concentration & Vigilance – Problem Solving/ Judgment

In addition to answering the questionnaire, please ensure that we can see some evidence of the required experience in your resume. In most cases, when you describe your work, school, or volunteer experience, you will give an example of the kind of tasks you handled, the experience you had, or the problem(s) you solved.

If you are deemed qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher in the questionnaire than what is supported by your application materials and items listed in your resume, you may be excluded from consideration for the FBI Police position.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

How to Apply

For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply.  You must complete this application process and submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Required Documents

The required documents include:
1.A resume (noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates)
2.A complete online assessment questionnaire
3.College transcript(s) (if qualifying based on education)
4.Certificate of Completion of Federal or Municipal Police Academy (if applicable)

For current or former federal employees:

  • Notification of your most recent Personnel Action, SF-50 (showing current grade level and salary).
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal (if available). Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.

For Veterans:

  • Please attach your DD-214 and/or statement of eligibility
  • Disabled Veterans – attach your DD-214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-months of their probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI. Selectees for FBI Police Officer positions must sign a service commitment to remain in the position for a minimum of two years and may not accept another FBI position prior to the expiration of their commitment period.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):

        a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
        b. The month/year work began
        c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
        d. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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