Executive Protection Agent
San Jose, CA - United States

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Job Summary:

The Executive Protection Agent will provide for the welfare, physical protection, and security of a high-profile client by performing armed and/or unarmed executive protection assignments.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Provide close protection and other security-related functions for the client during domestic and/or international assignments;
    • Lead counter surveillance operations.
    • Perform protective advance planning and threat vulnerability assessments.
    • Transport the client and/or family members to events and appointments, using evasive and/or defensive driving tactics, as needed.
    • Effectively manage the client and/or their family/representative requests against the need to ensure all safety and security precautions.
    • Respond to emergencies and perform medical operations, as needed.
  3. Deescalate tense situations or individuals that arise at the client's residence and/or events;
    • Communicate vulnerabilities or safety concerns in a timely manner.
  4. Complete suspicious activity reports, incident reports. shift logs, pattern of life reports, medical treatment reports, and other administrative requirements.
  5. Ensure vehicle is always clean and operating within all safety and maintenance guidelines.
  6. Assist with protection schedules and team assignments, as directed.
  7. Operate and maintain protective, operations, and communications equipment;
    • Promptly identify and escalate deficiencies/failures.
  8. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree with at least five years of executive protection experience including advance planning, surveillance and counter surveillance operations for high-profile clients. Current CA Guard Card, CA Exposed Firearm Permit, and CA CCW or HR218 required.

Competencies:

  • Executive protection experience with high net-profile principals.
  • Defensive driving tactics training/experience.
  • International experience, preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective independent judgment/decision-making and problem resolution skills.
  • Able to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Concierge-level customer service skills.
  • Computer knowledge; Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Exposure to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area.
  • Rapid and effective decision-making during unusual or emergency situations.
  • Work in environments and under conditions that require carrying authorized weapons and ammunition, the use of protective gear and devices, and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Frequent sitting, standing and/or walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
  • On occasion, may be required to perform stressful and physical activity.
  • Domestic and/or international travel, as needed.
  • 24/7 availability.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law.

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