Role Player, USSS

| Laurel, MD, USA
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Seneca Strategic Partners is part of the Seneca Nation Group (SNG) portfolio of companies. SNG is the federal government contracting business wholly owned by the Seneca Nation. SNG meets mission-critical needs of federal civilian, defense, and intelligence community customers across a variety of domains. The SNG portfolio receives shared services support from its parent company Seneca Holdings and is comprised of multiple companies that participate in the Small Business Administration 8(a) program. To learn more visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

The Seneca Nation Group companies offer competitive compensation and a strong benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family. We pride ourselves on our collaborative work environment and culture which embraces our mission of providing financial and non-financial benefits back to the members of the Seneca Nation.

Seneca Strategic Partners is searching for qualified candidates to fill part-time and on-call positions for role players at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) James J. Rowley Training Center (JJRTC) in Laurel, Maryland.  As a role player, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the training experience by creating real-world tactical military training scenarios in direct support of professional instructors. Reliable professional role players are required to support various dynamic training exercises ranging from canine related, protective mission, and escalation/de-escalation scenarios that require role players to participate in physically demanding activities. Role players shall typically be assigned to scenarios scheduled Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Additional training may be scheduled after 10:00 PM on weeknights and on weekends due to training requirements and availability of training areas at JJRTC. Work will not be scheduled during holidays, when the government is closed due to local and/or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar government directed facility closings. All scenarios are conducted year-round at the JJRTC and will take place during variable weather conditions. Role players will be managed, coordinated, and led by a site supervisor (SS) and assistant supervisor (AS).

The role-playing position is open to all genders.


Role players are utilized as an integral part of basic training for special agent and Uniformed Division officer trainees, as well as advanced training for operational agents and officers in professional development.

  • Role players assist in providing realistic situations in which students and other law enforcement entities can make a practical application of the various investigative and law enforcement skills taught at An important factor in the success of a practical exercise is the quality and depth of the role-playing. The immediacy and realism of a situation can be lost unless a role player is able to live a role and freely adapt to it in response to the way an individual student handles each situation. In each scenario, role players cannot rely on an inflexible script as an actor does.
  • The role player must thoroughly understand the training objectives of each scenario and the role they are playing; therefore, each role player shall adjust to a variety of outcomes and react in a manner most appropriate to the way in which a situation
  • The role player shall improvise at times in a manner that is consistent with the scenario, the instructor’s direction, and the overall objectives of training. Role players are consistently used in training scenarios, which include surveillance, arrest situations, witness interviews, subject interrogations, blank-firing weapon exercises, and canine scenarios.


  • Candidates should possess a combination of formal education above the high school level and several years of work experience.  Associate or bachelor’s degree is a plus.
  • Speak English at the eighth-grade level or above.
  • Be capable of meeting the USSS security requirements of this solicitation and pass a background check and drug screening.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer service oriented, foster teamwork, and promote safety. Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Applicants must have a valid state issued driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Prior driving experience required. Must pass a driver safety skills test.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policies and procedure manuals. 
  • Flexibility and availability to assist in creating a weekly schedule of shifts and scenarios.


  • Role players shall be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 60-minute intervals.
  • Role players shall be able to carry up to 20 pounds of training props during this timeframe.
  • In certain training scenarios, they shall be able to run up to 100 yards.
  • Role players shall be capable of being handcuffed and searched in a variety of positions (i., standing, kneeling, prone, walking backwards on their knees).
  • During training exercises, the role players will be provided with safety equipment provided by the government.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement:

The Seneca Holdings family of companies is committed to building an inclusive work environment that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diversity of our employees. We recognize that an inclusive corporate culture improves how we support our customers and also improves the collective impact we can make in our communities.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Seneca Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, veteran status, or other protected class status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training. The Company also prohibits retaliation against any employee who exercises his or her rights under applicable anti-discrimination laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company does give hiring preference to Seneca or Native individuals. Veterans with expertise in these areas are highly encouraged to apply.

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Seneca Holdings operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Salamanca, New York. It has 196 total employees. To see all 33 open jobs at Seneca Holdings, click here.
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