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Law Enforcement - Careers in the Federal Protective Service

Law Enforcement - Careers in the Federal Protective Service

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the premier provider of security and law enforcement services at U.S. federal government facilities. FPS plays a leading role in the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure, with lead responsibility for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for federal workers and visitors in approximately 9,000 federal facilities nationwide.

FPS is a leader in physical security and law enforcement operations, and it embraces a forward-leaning, strategic approach to security centered on advance planning and preparedness.

    Open Job Opportunities

    FPS is comprised of a talented workforce of highly skilled law enforcement officers and mission support specialists. We’re currently hiring for the following positions:

    Additional opportunities at FPS can be found at USAJOBS. For more information, including how to apply, contact us at: careers@fps.dhs.gov.

    Upcoming Recruitment Webinars

    FPS is looking for exceptional candidates with non-competitive status to fill Contracting Officer's Representative and Budget Analyst positions nationwide, including opportunities in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, San Diego, CA, Boston, MA, and Grand Prairie, TX.

    Join one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about the FPS mission, current job opportunities, non-competitive eligibility, qualification requirements, and how to apply. This webinar is open to candidates eligible for non-competitive appointments.

    Date and Time (EDT)

    Webinar Registration

    Audience

    Monday, November 30
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

    A Day in the Life of the Federal Protective Service
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    Schedule A, Veterans, and ICTAP/CTAP
    Wednesday, December 2
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

    Federal Protective Service Virtual Hiring Fair
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    Schedule A, Veterans, and ICTAP/CTAP
    Thursday, December 3
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

    Federal Protective Service Virtual Hiring Fair
    Register

    Schedule A, Veterans, and ICTAP/CTAP

    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 Law Enforcement Careers

    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, Georgia.

    Physical Security Specialist/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.

    FPS Cyber Careers

    Advanced Technology Security Specialist – Law Enforcement
    Conducts assessments ((technical (evaluation of technology) and non-technical (evaluation of people and operations)) of threats and vulnerabilities, determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy, assesses the level of risk, and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations for facility technology. Develop(s) an investigative plan(s) to investigate alleged crime(s), violation, or suspicious activity utilizing computers and the Internet

    Advanced Technology Security – Non-Law Enforcement
    Conducts assessments ((technical (evaluation of technology) and non-technical (evaluation of people and operations)) of threats and vulnerabilities, determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy, assesses the level of risk, and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations for facility technology. Serve as technical expert and liaison to law enforcement personnel and explain incident details as required. Identifies and assesses the capabilities and activities of cybersecurity criminals or foreign intelligence entities; produces findings to help initialize or support law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations or activities.

    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.

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