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Technical Positions

The Secret Service ONLY accepts applications during current vacancy announcement periods. These positions are associated with the direct support of professional or administrative personnel. Assignments are generally non-routine in nature and involve extensive practical knowledge which is either gained through on-the-job experience, specialized training or by a college education.

Listed below is a sampling of position titles:

  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Photographer
  • Operations Support Technician
  • Protective Support Technician
  • Materials Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Document Analyst
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Access Control Coordinator
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Physical Security Specialist
  • Special Officer


  • An applicant tentatively selected for a position must submit to urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Actual appointment will be contingent upon the receipt of a negative drug test result.
  • All Secret Service positions require a top secret security clearance. Some positions require the applicant to take a polygraph and/or a medical examination.
  • An applicant must be a citizen of the United States.


  • Low-cost health and life insurance may be obtained through federal employee programs. Immediate family members may be included in health and benefit plans.
  • Annual leave accumulates at a rate of 13 to 26 days each year depending on length of employment. Prior federal civilian or military service is counted toward the annual leave account, as authorized.
  • Sick leave accrues at a rate of 13 days each year with unlimited accrual.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive retirement programs with retirement credit for prior military or Federal Government service are provided, as authorized.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

For More Information

For more information contact the Secret Service Personnel Division at 202-406-5800, 888-813-USSS (8777), 866-898-3119 or TTY 202-406-5390.

How to Apply

The Secret Service ONLY accepts applications for current vacancies.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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