Summary: The main focus of this position is safeguarding principals from safety and security hazards. The job requires a high level of personal integrity and honesty, confidentiality, good judgment, strong problem-solving skills, especially under pressure, and the capacity to follow instructions. This position reports to the Chief of Protective Operations.
Safeguarding Duties: Safeguards principals from all forms of security and safety hazards.
Advance work: Conducts surveys of future sites that principal will visit for events, ranging from casual events to Head of State level events, and plans logistics around sites and events. Detailed planning includes all aspects and issues relating to physical locality, movements in, out, and around site and event, and preparation for emergencies and other contingencies.
Limo driver: Acts as primary driver for principal. Must operate vehicle in safe and comfortable manner. Ensures vehicle is in good working order, fueled, and clean. Prepares routes in advance, as well as alternate routes.
Follow car driver: Follows principal’s vehicle and provides security coverage on the road during transportation of principal. Identification and intervention of threats along route. Renders aid in event of accident or other safety hazards.
Close-in protection: Provides security coverage for principals, guests, and others in a way that is professional, courteous, and in compliance with policy and procedures.
Armed Guard: Carries a firearm in conjunction with security coverage. Follows all permitting, licensing and legal requirements required to carry a firearm
Liaison: Coordinates with internal staff and department heads to accomplish common goals regarding provision of personal assistance and support for principals’ activities.
Communications: Report writing, oral and written briefings. Appropriately communicates with children.