Senior Specialist, Security Protective Operations Job

Employer: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Foundation Overview Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being ‘impatient optimists' whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. We have four missions to:

Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive;
Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives;
Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and
Inspire people to take action to change the world.

Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. We have offices in the United States, Europe, India, China and Africa.

Group Summary 
The Global Security Team (GST) establishes a secure working environment for our employees and partners globally so they can realize their full potential and fulfill the foundation's overall mission. GST ensures the physical security of all personnel and the infrastructure of the Foundation, ensuring a safe working environment that supports the Foundation and provides a full range of security programs consistent with global security program for all global Foundation offices.

The Senior Specialist, Security Protective Operations conducts protective operations globally to enable foundation staff and executives to complete their work in as safe an environment as possible. Develop and maintain the protective operations team's critical skills training program. Work with the Manager, Protective Operations to identify critical skills and to set the training standards. Ensure all team members are in compliance with the established training standards and maintain appropriate certifications.

Key Responsibilities:
-Develop and manage all necessary protective measures for foundation staff and executives globally as appropriate to the level of risk.
-Design and maintain a training program for the protective operations team in order to maintain defined critical skills. (e.g., firearms, defensive tactics, advanced driving skills, and attack on principle scenarios). Maintain team weapon systems.
-Capture key budgetary metrics and advise Manager, Protective Operations on Protective Operations mission and training budgets.
-Establish and maintain rapport with foundation departments to ensure free flow of information. Manage the HRT program; ensuring information presented is current and relevant.
-Review daily threat information to identify potential threats to the foundation, and provide recommendations to travelers and management regarding to potential impact.
-This role is responsible for high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners in the field.

-Bachelor's degree with 6 -10 years of Executive Protection experience preferred. 
-Wilderness First Responder and Advanced Trauma Life Support strongly preferred.
-Extensive knowledge of protective operation procedures in both permissive and non-permissive environments.
-Ability to conduct protective operations appropriate to the level of risk globally.
-Communicate effectively at levels all of government and corporate structures to include communicating across cultural boundaries.
-Ability to effectively manage vendor relationships, expectations, and outcomes to achieve best results for the foundation mission.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Requisition Number 6360BR

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