The United States Secret Service is a Federal law enforcement organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and over 100 offices throughout the United States and abroad. The principal missions of the Secret Service include protection of the President, the Vice President, their immediate families, former Presidents and their spouses, widows and minor children of former Presidents, major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and their spouses, visiting heads of foreign states or governments, other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States, and official representatives of the United States performing special missions abroad. Additionally, the Service is responsible for the suppression of the counterfeiting of United States currency and securities. Other major investigative responsibilities include credit and debit card fraud, computer fraud, electronic fund transfer fraud, forgery of Government checks and bonds, and other frauds involving securities and obligations of the United States.


The Secret Service is actively seeking new employees to fill its clerical and support ranks. Positions for which applicants are being sought include: clerk-typists; file clerks; secretaries (stenography or typing and various specialty clerks including training clerks, correspondence clerks, personnel clerks, payroll clerks, travel clerks, logistics clerks, property control clerks, and others.


Te Secret Service subscribes to the concept of promotion from within whenever possible. A significant proportion of Secret Service technician and specialists are promoted from the clerical ranks. The wide variety of clerical positions provides excellent career opportunities to progress to a number of different technical specialties.


- Annual leave accrues at the rate of 13 to 26 days annually, based on length of employment. Prior Federal civilian or military service is creditable.

- Sick leave accumulates at the rate of 13 days per year without limit.

- Paid holidays.

- Low-cost health and life insurance may be obtained through Federal employee programs. Immediate families may be included in health benefit plans.

- Financial protection is provided, without cost to employees and their families, in the event of job-related injury or death.

- Excellent retirement benefits.

- Additional retirement credit is granted for prior military or civilian government service.


Submit a completed application for Federal Employment, Standard Form 171, to: United States Secret Service, Personnel Division, Room 912, 1800 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20223. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

In the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, contact the Secret Service Personnel Division at (202) 535-5800. In other locations, contact the Secret Service field office nearest you. The telephone number is listed inside the front cover of telephone directories of most major metropolitan areas.