The Executive Protection Specialist is responsible for the creation and implementation of security strategy and requirements to mitigate risks that threaten the safety and security of American Family including events, key executives, employees, and affiliated companies. This role will employ a strong strategic and analytical approach in, implementing and overseeing the executive protection security program and event security program; maximizing the value of centralized services, including key business and external partnerships; and building consensus in order to effectively implement program objectives.
Prepares and directs primary and alternate security plans for facilities and locations where American Family events are held
Provides executive-level protection both domestically and internationally, and independently takes decisive and immediate action in emergency situations requiring innovative solutions
Performs onsite threat vulnerability risk assessments, creates contingency plans, and selects and deploys resources to mitigate perceived threats.
Leverages resources and collaborates with diplomatic officials of foreign governments, as well as U.S. Embassy, law enforcement agencies; federal agencies; public safety (fire/EMS); other city, county, and state agencies (health, building codes, transportation, parks & recreation); and private security to coordinate operational requirements
Oversee assigned agents and coordinates scheduling to ensure the appropriate coverage, effectiveness, and adherence to American Family standards
Provide close protection and other security-related functions for the principals during domestic and/or international assignments
Deescalates tense situations or individuals that arise at the client’s residence and/or events;
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
Demonstrated ability to use sound, ethical judgement in complex pressure situations.
Solid knowledge in security theories, techniques and technologies for multiple security disciplines, along with broad general security knowledge.
Extensive experience with security systems and applications
Demonstrated experience planning and performing executive protection duties.
Demonstrated ability to identify complex security issues and customize, implement/execute innovative processes and solutions.
Solid project management skills, including planning, execution, and implementation.
Demonstrated experience working with families and children in a high profile executive environment
Extensive experience working in the specified area of operations and local FBO’s
HR 218 certification eligible
Working Conditions (Physical/Mental Demands)
Maintains American Family standards for fitness for duty assessments on a periodic basis including physical agility, cognitive testing, psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, and random drug screenings.
Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
Exposure to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area.
Work in environments and under conditions that require carrying authorized weapons and ammunition, the use of protective gear and devices, and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
The duties of the Executive Protection Specialist require:
Moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking, prolonged periods of standing, traversing stairs, ability to lift and move heavy objects, use of firearms, impact weapons, and exposure to inclement weather.
Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily.
Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicant must possess emotional and mental stability.
Must pass pre-employment testing which include drug test, physical exam, physical agility test and psychological exam. May be subject to post-employment testing to include drug test, physical exam, physical agility test and psychological exam.
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