Protective Security Specialist/Firearms Instructor

GardaWorld Federal Services (


  full-time   employee


Position: Protective Security Specialist/Firearms Instructor

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

FLSA Status: Full Time

Position Summary: The Protective Security Specialist Firearms Instructor (PSS/FI) primary function is to provide protective security operations. The secondary function of the PSS/FI is to supervise weapons re-qualification training in overseas locations.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and coordinate weapons re-qualification training
  • Ensure that all equipment, weapons, ammunition, and materials are on-hand for training
  • Conduct re-qualification firing
  • Other administrative tasks as necessary to support range operations

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned according to the needs of the customer/client


Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Teleworking: No

Travel: Yes

GardaWorld and family of companies is an EOE
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program



Crucial Requirements and Abilities:

  • The contract requires you to be a U.S. Citizen - must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Level Security Clearance
  • Completed or served at least three (3) years' experience in military, law enforcement or executive commercial protection
  • One (1) year experience in personal protective assignments with demonstrated skills
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working as a Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Firearms Instructor
  • Worked on other U.S., federal, state, or local government training assignments
  • Experience can be gained in the employ of any national, State/Provincial, Local or commercial entities providing high threat protective services
  • English language proficiency (minimum Level III)
  • Obtain and maintain weapons qualifications
  • Must successfully pass all required courses specified by the client


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven leadership skills and project management skills
  • Ability to establish, maintain and enforce operational standards
  • 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, must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of 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 50 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.