Monday, June 3, 2013

United States Secret Service Hiring for Uniform Division

Update: The application for Region 1 (those residing in ME, VT, NH, NY, NJ, CT, DE, MA, VA, NC, SC, PA, MD, RI, WV, DC) has closed.

The United States Secret Service has opened its application for their Uniformed Division.  This is a great entry-level opportunity for students interested in eventually becoming U.S. Secret Service Special Agents.  The posting listed below was taken from USAJOBS.GOV.  Please visit the announcement on if you are interested in applying.  Make sure you apply to the appropriate announcement, meaning if you live in the DC area you will apply to the Region 1 announcement, etc.  There are several announcements up, candidates will be applying to the announcement where they currently reside.  If you click on the wrong announcement your application will not be considered.  

Job Title:Officer (Uniformed Division)
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:U.S. Secret Service
Job Announcement Number:UD1-TK006-13

Salary Range: $55,477.00 to $95,426.00
Open Period: Monday, June 03, 3013 to Friday, June 07, 2013
Series & Grade: LE-0083-01
Posting Information: Full-Time - Permanent
Promotional Potential: 01
Duty Locations: FEW vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
Who May Apply: 

All United States citizens that currently reside in the following states: ME, VT, NH, NY, NJ, CT, DE, MA, VA, NC, SC, PA, MD, RI, WV, DC. For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the stated closing date of the vacancy OR on the day that 840 applications are received, whichever occurs first.  Only complete applications that include all supporting documents received prior to midnight EST on the closing date or the day the application limit is reached will be accepted.  Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application.  Supporting documents WILL NOT be accepted once the job opportunity announcement closes.

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future. The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage; and,we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
Joining the Secret Service, Office of Protective Operations, Uniformed Division, as an Officer will allow you to perform critical protective assignments:
  • Providing protection for the United States President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, their immediate families, former Presidents, their spouses and minor children until age 16, visiting foreign heads of states/governments, their accompanying spouses, major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, their spouses, and others designated by law.
  • Providing protection for The White House Complex, The Vice President's Residence, The Main Treasury Building and Annex, and foreign diplomatic missions and embassies in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Traveling in support of the Presidential, Vice Presidential, and foreign heads of state/government missions.
  • Enforcing mandated protective responsibilities as described under Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056A.
The Uniformed Division Officer position starts at a salary of $55,477 (LE-0083-01, step 1). For more information on the Secret Service click here.

This job opportunity announcement is for applicants who currently RESIDE in the following states: ME, VT, NH, NY, NJ, CT, DE, MA, VA, NC, SC, PA, MD, RI, WV, DC.

The following locations are where most of the application process will take place (i.e. testing, interviews): Albany, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, VT; Charleston, SC; Charleston, WV; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Harrisburg, PA; Long Island, NY; Manchester, NH; New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; Queens, NY; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA Rochester, NY; Scranton, PA; Syracuse, NY; Trenton, NJ; Washington, DC; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, DE; and Wilmington, NC.

These locations are not the duty locations for the position. If none of the locations is in proximity to where you reside, please see our other announcements and apply to the announcement which has the location closest to you. NOTE: If you select a location that is not in proximity to where you reside, you will NOT be considered under this job opportunity announcement. If you are in the military, please apply to the vacancy closest to your current duty station address (regardless of the length of your tour), not your permanent home of record.

Please see USAJOBS.GOV for the remainder of the announcement.