PSS - Designated Defensive Marksman - Military veterans preferred

GardaWorld Federal Services (
Defense Contracting


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Position Summary: The Protective Security Specialist/Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) performs protective services as part of Protective Services Detail (PRS Detail). DDM's must possess the highest quality of professionalism, attention to detail and leadership skill which requires minimum to no supervision. They must be highly motivated and be able to work extremely well under stress and react effectively and efficiently to emergency situations. The DDM provides necessary overwatch and support in the execution of the PRS mission.

Essential Functions:

Perform as long-range defensive marksman
Provide services as assigned

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

Job Requirements

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
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 job performance. Examples of programs that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to: US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout/Sniper; US Army Sniper School; US Special Forces Sniper School (formerly SOTIC); Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)/Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT); Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD) DDM; and National Tactical Officerâ??s Association (NTOA) recognized law enforcement sniper course.
Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience
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.
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 as outlined in SOW â?? Attachment 2, Training.
Minimum M4 Qualification of 95% (285 out of 300) or better on the USG qualification course of fire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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.

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