Role Player
Fort Meade, MD 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Role Player
Location US-MD-Fort Meade
Job ID 2024-3125

Oak Grove Technologies 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.

Oak Grove Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Oak Grove Technologies, LLC participates in E-Verify to determine an individual's identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States. E-Verify is a service of DHS and SSA.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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