Protective Security Specialist / Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate

Employer: GLOBAL Integrated Security
Location: Basrah, Iraq
Under the Diplomatic and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) within the Department of State (DoS) has a broad range of responsibilities that include protection of personnel and
facilities both domestic and abroad. The Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) initiative is an effort by
the Department of State to pre-plan, organize, establish, deploy and operate security services for the protection of U.S. and/or foreign governments wherever
and whenever the need arises. The Basrah, Iraq task order provides a large number of contract personnel to provide protective services to the Consulate
General compound and DoS Foreign Service Officers (FSO) undertaking activities assigned to this mission.
Operating in a hostile environment, all security elements need the ability for accessible and immediate first response in case of an incident despite proper planning
and operational risk avoidance. EMT-Is are the task orders front line for administering initial treatment. The medical capability EMT-Is provide is essential to a
comprehensive security operation.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Provide medical support to principal and security detail members
  • Maintain all medical certifications and stay current on treatment best practices
  • Perform the day-to-day protective security functions as specified in daily post and detail orders
  • Participating in advance security preparations
  • Operate weapons as specified in daily post and detail orders, or upon orders from the detail leader or shift leader
  • Maintain protective formations during movement on foot
  • Designated as a protective security specialist
Reports to:
Shift Leader (SL)
Management Responsibilities:
  • Exceptional tactical skills
  • Preference given to those who currently possess posses a U.S. Secret security clearance
  • Preference given to those who currently possess valid WPS training certificates
  • Desired Middle East theatre background or experience
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written, is essential
  • Demonstrated professional maturity in an operational context
  • Able to make quick, appropriate decisions under stress
  • An ability to understand their role and contribution in a larger mission construct
  • Self-motivated with the ability to learn quickly
  • Attention to detail, proactive and committed to quality
  • Ability to work consistently in a fluid environment
  • Strong work ethic and mission dedication is paramount
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully in a diverse project team sensitive to cultural differences and with individuals of various backgrounds
  • Successful history of working in challenging overseas environments
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Attend a protective security services training course, receive extensive on job training (OJT), and
obtain weapons qualifications, as required
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license, U.S. passport and U.S. Citizenship
  • An ability to secure and maintain a U.S. Secret security clearance
  • Able to travel overseas to and within countries considered dangerous and/or with below normal health standards
  • Three (3) years of experience can be gained in the employ of any national, state/provincial, local or commercial entities providing high threat protective services:
– One (1) year of the three (3), shall include experience in overseas protective security assignments
  • Licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate at the national or state level
  • Demonstrate experience/knowledge in current TCCC guidelines
  • Submission of current approved CPR credentials for the professionalrescuer
  • Registration must be valid for the period of deployment

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