Force Protection Lead - Afghanistan

Employer: Dyncorp
Location: Afghanistan

Job Summary
The Force Protection Lead is responsible
for all aspects of planning, scheduling,
organizing, managing, and assessing
performance of a medium to small sized
team of Protective Security Detail (PSD)
personnel under designated contract.
Principal Accountabilities
Ensure that all PSD personnel are
executing their responsibilities
efficiently and effectively.
Supervise the day to day protective
security functions as specified in daily
post and detail orders.
Assess performance of PSD personnel
and ensure proper behavior of all
designated security personnel on and
off duty.
Provide for off-duty needs of PSD
personnel to include; housing, meals
and activities to enable security
personnel to perform their
assignments without distraction.
Responsible for safe operations of
assigned PSD transportation to
ensure for principals safety to include
(water, air, and ground) operations.
Coordinate and supervise advanced
security reconnaissance of projected
Oversight of static security
assignments when directed by Force
Protection Supervisor.
Assume the duties and
responsibilities of Force Protection
Supervisor in their absence.
Perform other qualified duties as

Knowledge & Skills:
In-depth knowledge of military Air
and Protective Security Detail (PSD)
operations, Advanced Infantry
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
(TTP's), Close Quarter Combat (CQB),
Quick Reaction Force (QRF) and
Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
Experience in conducting Risk and
Vulnerability Assessments and other
Force Protection Planning Procedures.
Able to utilize special weapons and
tactics to ensure mission success.
Proficiency in small arms (pistol,
assault rifle, medium machine gun) is
Excellent communications skills with
persons at all levels.
In-depth knowledge of company's
PSD security policies and procedures.
Ability to supervise sensitive
information while maintaining
confidentiality and respond
effectively to sensitive inquiries and
Must be proficient in MS Office Suit
(Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and
Professional attitude and the ability to
build successful working relationships
with contacts outside of the INL/
Airwing Section.
Demonstrated experience
coordinating/communicating with
multiple organizations
Ability to perform in multi-task
environment; organize and prioritize
multiple on-going projects.
Strong organizational skills and
attention to detail.
Excellent planning and organizational
skills including the implementation of
policy and procedure papers
supporting project operations in the
country of operations.
Possess or have the ability to obtain a
current US Passport before
Possess or have the ability to attain
and retain a Department of Defense
Secret Security Clearance; possession
of an active DoD Secret Security
Clearance or higher is desired.

Experience & Education
Six (6) or more years of Physical
Security, Industrial Security, or
Antiterrorism/Force Protection or an
equivalent combination of training
and experience is necessary.
Previous leadership/supervision
experience leading a medium
employee base preferred.
Two (2) or more years security
operations experience in the Middle
East/Central Asia, (Afghanistan
preferred) Theater or similar theater
of operations.
Completion and continued re-
qualification through an authorized
Department of State Personal
Protection Course.
Must possess or complete a US
Department of State authorized
weapons qualification course on
assigned weapons (M4, M9, M-240,
and M-249) and maintain
Completion and continued re-
qualification through an authorized
Department of State High Threat
Environment Drivers Course.
This experience and background may
have been gained in any of the
following organizations:
U.S. Department of State Diplomatic
Security Service
U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Federal Agencies, i.e., FBI
(former special agents with
protective security background)
U.S. Special Forces/Special
U.S. Military Infantry (Army or USMC)
Commercial executive protection
services with military or police
Law Enforcement experience (U.S.
Military Police/Criminal Investigations
Division; or an Emergency Services,
SWAT type unit of a local or State
Law Enforcement Agency)