PSS - Designated Defensive Marksman

PSS - Designated Defensive Marksman

Job Category: Sniper / Designated Marksman

Job Location: OCONUS

Job State: Iraq

Job Description:

Provides defensive marksman support.  Actively support and uphold the Company’s stated mission and values.

Essential Functions

  • Provide designated defensive marksman services as assigned
  • Perform day-to-day personal protective security functions
  • Drive the lead vehicle, principal’s vehicle, follow-vehicle, and/or acting as response agent whenever required in motorcade or similar operations
  • Maintains assigned protective formation position during principal’s walking movements
  • Participates in advance security preparations
  • Mans the security post at the principal’s residence or mans the command post, or other static post as required
  • Serves as a member of an ERT or QRF as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • 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 performance as a DDM.  Examples of programs that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to:
    1. U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Scout/Sniper
    2. U.S. Army Sniper School
    3. U.S. Special Forces Sniper School (formerly SOTIC)
    4. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)/Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)
    5. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD) DDM
    6. National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) recognized law enforcement sniper course
  • Must achieve a minimum M4 qualification score of 95% (i.e. 285 out of 300) or better on the DS qualification course of fire.  The candidate shall maintain this qualification level with the M4 throughout assignment on this contract.
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience
    1. 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.
    2. 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
  • Basic or Advanced Certification as a Security Guard is preferred
  • Must have a valid US Passport
  • Must have a current US driver's license
  • Must be able to pass a physical fitness agility test and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening; position is also subject to random drug screening throughout the course of employment
  • If prior US Military, must have an honorable discharge
  • Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation and possess the criteria to be awarded and maintain the necessary US-issued security clearance
  • Must be able to pass a medical physical approving candidate for overseas work
  • Ability to travel to, and/or work in, an austere, hostile, or remote location.
  • Attend and successfully complete the PSS training course
  • Qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, Remington 870 shotgun, M24, and SR25, re-qualifying as required by the task order


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proven ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Strong initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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