Armed Protection Agent
at Gavin de Becker & Associates
New York City
Mission & Service
Gavin de Becker & Associates is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection. Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence.
Gavin de Becker & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. If interested in employment opportunities, please contact retired NYPD Lt. Matt Peters @ email@example.com
- Possesses or eligible for LEOSA HR-218 Firearm Qualification.
- 10 year veteran of local, state, or federal law enforcement
- Currently a reserve police officer (local, state, or federal)
- Military Police (MP) veteran with at least 10 years active, reserve, or combined (active, reserve, and/or law enforcement) time in service
- Current Military Police reservist (no 10 year time constraint)
- Prior training in Emergency Medicine, defensive tactics and arresting techniques, and tactical firearms.
- Professional and positive communication style.
- Ability to work independently and to adapt to various work-paces while always maintaining a high-level of attentiveness and energy.
- Exercises sound operational judgment, as well as flexibility to shifting priorities and challenges.
- Drug and nicotine-free; associates are required to participate in ongoing drug and nicotine screenings for the duration of their employment at GDBA.
- Physically fit; candidates must at least meet minimum physical requirements to be considered for this opening.
- Must be able to pass our pre-employment background investigation.
- Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting.
- Demonstrated exceptional results in a close protection (field security) role, including managing logistics, advancing locations, secure transportation, as well as public appearances.
- Previous estate security experience, including remote monitoring, access control, physical security, emergency response, as well as security protocol implementation.
Responsibilities & Expectations
Agents who are LEOSA Firearm Qualified are eligible for high-risk mobile security team assignments. They advise at-risk public figure clients and protect them where they’re needed most – at their homes, offices, and during travel. Agents manage the security operations from a dispatch command center to create a localized point for analyzing security challenges and disseminating information.
Agents are responsible for enhancing safety and security by remaining alert at all times. They also play a crucial role in adding comfort and convenience to the lives of those they serve.
Residential Protective Coverage
- Serve as primary center point for disseminating information regarding security-related incidents on the property, as well as in the field.
- Coordinate contingency plans and emergency medical response for security incidents at the residence and in the field.
- Implement security and access control procedures to ensure safety on the property.
- Systemically monitor early-warning detection systems, security alarms, and cameras to identify and resolve security risks.
- Control access to the properties by maintaining entry logs, as well as granting admittance to on-site guests.
- Conduct security and threat assessment audits of the property and make recommendations for improvement security measures on-site.
- Assist clients with low- to mid-level concerns, including but not limited to scheduling and property management to add convenience and bolster privacy.
- Provide executive protection and logistics support, as needed, when the client travels both domestically and abroad.
- Must be able to maintain physical readiness to respond to an attack or hazard at all times.
- Maintain physical fitness to stand on your feet for several hours without a break, provide protective coverage during physically taxing activities including running, as well as maintain long schedules in the field.