Position Summary: The Protective Security Specialist/Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) provides necessary over-watch and support to the PRS mission
- Perform as long-range defensive marksman
- Must possess the highest quality of professionalism, attention to detail and leadership skill which requires minimum to no supervision
- Must be highly motivated and be able to work extremely well under stress and react effectively and efficiently to emergency situations
- Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned according to the needs of the customer/client
FLSA Status: Full-Time
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Level Security Clearance
- Must attend and successfully complete a sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program issued by a military, law enforcement, or security (government or commercial) training program. This sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program must be of suitable complexity and quality to adequately prepare the graduate for successful job performance. Examples of programs that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to: US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout/Sniper; US Army Sniper School; US Special Forces Sniper School (formerly SOTIC); Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)/Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT); Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD) DDM; and National Tactical Officer's Association (NTOA) recognized law enforcement sniper course
- Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience
- A minimum of two (2) years of this experience must be as a DDM/sniper/sharpshooter. Candidates claiming military experience must have either a sniper military occupation specialty (MOS) or additional skill identifier (ASI). If claiming law enforcement experience for this requirement, must be full time, not as a collateral duty.
- Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services that require skills similar to those identified in the PSS training course
- Minimum M4 Qualification of 95% (285 out of 300) during the required training course
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated effective communications skills including strong written and oral presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability and willingness to work in hostile and conflict environment
- Exercise sound judgment in all areas of responsibility
- Ability to maintain effective communications with individuals and agencies from diverse cultures and backgrounds including U.S. Government, host nation government and law enforcement
- Maintain effective professional relationships with employees and outside individuals and agencies
- Ability to understand and successfully handle various operational issues
Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below, though not fully inclusive, are that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. The employee is frequently required to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.
GardaWorld Federal Services and family of companies is an EOE Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.
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