Special Police Officer

Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art

Gallery Protection Officer II are armed and commissioned as United States Special Police Officers, have arrest authority, normally serve in uniform and when necessary wear plain clothes in the performance of his/her duties. They serve in various assignments over a period of time, during hours when the National Gallery of Art is open to the public and during non-public non-operating night time hours.

Closing date: 03/05/2021

Salary: $44,237 to $57,506 per year


  • Denies admission to undesirable or unauthorized persons, prevents unauthorized removal of Gallery property, answers inquiries from visitors and aids persons in distress.
  • Serves at stationary posts or patrols heavily trafficked public areas or locations that are vulnerable to crimes against persons, theft, vandalism and other damage.
  • Possess knowledge of emergency alarms and fire procedures.
  • Knowledge of First aid and CPR.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws relating to arrests, arrest authority and procedures, search, seizure and detention of persons.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant and tactful manner towards coworkers, Gallery staff, supervisors, and the public at all times.


Conditions of Employment
• Designated and/or random drug testing is required
• Must be able to obtain/maintain the ability to carry a firearm.
• Possess and maintain a valid state drivers license
• Must be able to start working on May 23, 2021.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-0085-6. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-5 level, as a security officer.
Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!