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Careers with the Federal Protective Service (FPS)

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the premier provider of security and law enforcement services at U.S. federal government facilities and has become a model law enforcement and critical infrastructure protection organization for the Nation's homeland security enterprise by sharing intelligence and threat information, ensuring security investments are based upon risk, and measuring and reporting on outcomes. 

FPS focuses on integrity and is committed to providing continually improved quality services across the full-range of law enforcement, investigation, physical security, and mission support. The FPS Code of Conduct is a binding pact between us and those we protect – a value statement and a public trust. The FPS Code of Conduct is applicable to every member of the Service, whether serving in uniform or in a support capacity. We are bound by it. It is our promise to reach for excellence in everything we undertake on behalf of the citizens that we protect.

FPS Responsibilities:

  • Conducting comprehensive security assessment of vulnerabilities at facilities
  • Developing and implementing protective countermeasures, based on the latest risk management tools and technology
  • Installing alarm systems, x-ray and magnetometer equipment, and entry control systems
  • Monitoring systems at federal facilities for proper performance and security breaches
  • Providing uniformed police response and investigative follow-up
  • Contracting for security guard services
  • Performing hazardous materials preparedness and response operations
  • Managing K9 explosive detection operations
  • Providing critical security services and logistical support at high-profile public events
  • Coordinating vital emergency services and disaster response during and after natural disasters
  • Engaging federal facility tenants through crime prevention seminars, facility security surveys, intelligence-gathering operations and more.

FPS Employment Offers:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Potential for career advancement
  • Positions available at locations nationwide
  • An opportunity to make a difference through public service

Join the FPS Team

FPS is comprised of a talented workforce of highly skilled law enforcement officers and mission support specialists.

Examples of FPS law enforcement careers*

Physical Security/Law Enforcement Security Officers (LESO)
As the backbone of the FPS workforce, LESOs are sworn law enforcement officers and trained security experts who provide security assessments, inspections, and oversight for contract guards, and respond to crimes in progress.

Criminal Investigators
FPS Criminal Investigators are trained special agents who provide critical investigative follow-up response to criminal activity at federal facilities.

Examples of FPS opportunities for management professionals

Protective Security Officer Program Managers
FPS oversees approximately 15,000 Protective Security Officers, and requires professional managers with background in federal contracting, acquisition and program management.

Budget Analysts and Mission Support Specialists
FPS relies on a cadre of highly trained professional management and administrative specialists for a wide range of mission support services.

Apply Now

Current openings at FPS include those posted below (powered by USAJobs). You can also sign-up to get e-mail updates when this information changes.

Open Positions

For the most current information on FPS opportunities, please visit USAJOBS.

* Previous experience in law enforcement or security is not required for these positions. FPS law enforcement employees undergo rigorous training (including dealing with weapons of mass destruction, hazardous materials response and canine handling) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.



Last Published Date: July 3, 2013
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