Guard Team Leader

GardaWorld Federal Services (


  full-time   employee


Position: Guard Team Leader

Location: Somolia

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary: The Guard Team Leader is responsible for an entire external security shift in an operations center or equivalent or force protection command watch floor.

Essential Functions:

  • Team Leaders serve as the operational linkage between the Government and the Contractor.
  • Duties include issuing direction to the Contractor personnel as part of the integrated defense of the installation in concert with Government or coalition forces?coordinated via the Contracting Officers Representative (COR).
  • If required, the Contractor shall provide shift leaders to be available at the local military operations center 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Non-Essential Functions:

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


Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Teleworking: No

Travel: 100%

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: Team leaders are considered key personnel and shall possess the following qualifications:

  • Shall have level 4 language proficiency in English speaking, reading and writing.
  • Must possess a Military background of not less than five (5) years or have equivalent training.
  • Shall be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have reached the grade of E-7 (NATO Code OR-7) or greater or equivalent rank. Successfully served in a supervisory role for at least one year at the platoon level or equivalent, verified by military transcripts and evaluations. Must possess Special Operations background verified by DD214.
  • Preferred PSC experience in Africa.
  • Must have been honorably discharged from the military, must provide proof that they were not discharged or made to resign due to misconduct.
  • Must have received an honorable discharge as verified by a form DD-214 (U.S. Military)
  • Advanced combat trauma/first aid equivalent to Combat Lifesaver.
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver?s license.
  • The SET Shift Leader shall interface directly with the U.S. Government supervisory personnel whom shall be designated as the company POC.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership, project management and personnel management skills.
  • Ability to establish and enforce high standards of performance and conduct.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software to include Outlook, Power Point, Excel, Word, and Internet Explorer.
  • Able to obtain an operator?s license on military tactical vehicles.
  • 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 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.


Workplace 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.