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Executive Protection Professional

Leidos Inc
United States, Virginia, Reston
1750 Presidents Street (Show on map)
February 01, 2024


Leidos is seeking an experienced Executive Protection Professional in Reston, VA who will have responsibilities within the Leidos Executive Protection Program, Threat Management, and Corporate Security.

The preferred candidate must exemplify professionalism and reliability and be able to work calmly and competently under pressure and in many different settings.

This position is overtime eligible.

Provide close protection and other security-related functions for Leidos Executives during domestic and/or international assignments
Transport Executives to events and appointments
Perform protective advance fieldwork and on-site threat vulnerability assessments
Asist in coordination of executive and/or event security with Chiefs of Staff, Executive Assistants, Leidos Facilities and Leidos Events Team
Conduct liaison with law enforcement agencies, Regional Security Officers, and risk management companies as necessary
Respond to emergencies and perform initial first aid response, as needed
Deescalate tense situations or individuals that arise at Leidos facilities and Corporate Events and the Executive's residence
Communicate vulnerabilities or safety concerns in a timely manner
Complete suspicious activity reports, travel and expense reports and other administrative requirements in a timely manner
Operate and maintain protective operations, and communications equipment, including vehicles
Promptly identify and escalate equipment deficiencies or failures
Assist with risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments and development of emergency response plans related to Executives, the Board of Directors, Leidos facilities as required
Provide rapid response and investigative support to relevant security incidents or issues
Assist with Threat Management Investigations as directed
Assist Insider Risk Program Management with tasks as directed
Assist with special projects and other assignments as directed by Corporate Security

Basic Qualifications:
High School diploma with 6+ years of prior experience in executive protection. Bachelor's degree is highly preferred.
Possess a current Driver's License with a clean record, a valid passport, and be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally based upon the schedule of the protectees
The candidate must qualify for the Department of Homeland Security's Global Entry Program
Basic first-aid knowledge and CPR certification
Must meet all Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) requirements
Must have or be able to achieve successful VA DCJS certifications in armed and unarmed personal protection specialist as well as basic and advanced handgun
Meet the qualifications for Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA), HR218, or Virginia concealed handgun permit
Formal training in executive protection, plus 5+ years of recent experience in executive protection or law enforcement
Must have Defensive driving tactics training and experience
Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in high-pressure situations.
Must be physically fit and able to provide protective coverage during physically taxing activities
Have knowledge of police unarmed self-defense tactics (use of force)
Experience dealing with workplace violence issues and training
Effective oral and written communications skills
Ability to analyze complex information and solve complex problems
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction or supervision

Preferred Qualification:
Bachelor's degree from accredited university
Completion of formal course work leading to certification in executive protection
Active First Responder, Paramedic, or EMT certifications
Experience with access control or alarm systems
Experience with Security Camera systems/CCTV
Top Secret Security Clearance
Firearms instructor training
TSCM experience

*The salary range for this position: $54,600.00 - $84,000.00 - $113,400.00

Original Posting Date:2023-12-07

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date:12/07/2023

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.