Executive Protection Agent (Part-Time)

Location: Ventura County, CA (USA)
About US
Pinkerton is a premier provider of protective and risk consulting services. With historical ties to some of the most celebrated U.S. law enforcement and intelligence services, Pinkerton is the oldest agency of its kind in the United States.
Job Summary  
Pinkerton is seeking part-time Executive Protection Agents to provide for the welfare, physical protection, and security of a client by performing armed executive protection assignments.
Essential Functions: 
  • The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately.  The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
  • All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
  • Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
  • In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations.  Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
  • All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures.  In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
The Essential Functions Include:
  1. Represent Pinkerton’s core values of integrity, vigilance and excellence.
  2. Provide close protection and other security functions for the client.
  3. Travel to domestic locations with the client to perform executive protection assignments.
  4. Respond to emergencies to ensure the safety of the client.
  5. Deescalate tense situations or individuals that arise at the client’s residency or at events.
  6. Write detailed incident reports following any incident, occurrence, or variance that warrants documentation.
  7. Communicates vulnerabilities or safety concerns in a timely manner.
  8. Identify and escalate equipment deficiencies/failures.
  9. All other duties, as assigned. 

Minimum Hiring Standards :
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to participate in the Company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screen and background investigation.
  • Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., email, cell phone).
  • Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age to carry a firearm.
  • Must have permit to carry a firearm.
High School Diploma or G.E.D; with prior in physical security, military service and/or law enforcement.
  • Current/Active CCW required (Prior military/law enforcement background highly desirable).
  • Current CA Guard Card and Exposed Firearm Permit.
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, radio, email, text, etc.).
  • Substantial background in providing concierge customer service.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of access control systems, CCTV, alarm monitoring, etc.
  • Ability to use computers with Windows OS and Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Successful problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Professional demeanor and solid communication skills (interpersonal, radio, email, text, etc.).
Working Conditions:
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey.
  • Maintain composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff, and the public occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers. 
  • 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 awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
  • On occasion, may be required to perform stressful and physical activity.
  • Seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly in order to respond effectively to situations, communicate with employees and clients, observe and report incidents and direct others.
  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
  • Occasional walking and reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling.
  • Some lifting and moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.
  • Close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Travel, as required.

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