Protective Service Instructor , Oconus

Employer: Academi
Location: Afghanistan

Job Description

Develops and provides required instruction on all aspects of area of assignment (i.e. PSD, Firearms, Defensive tactics, etc.) prior to deployment for international assignment. Serves as fully qualified subject matter expert (SME) in subjects identified in outline of the DS training curriculum, and possesses the qualifications necessary to deploy to an OCONUS location to provide instructional services or fulfill other requirements on a regular basis.
Maintains presence at the designated training facility for all instruction and attends all practical exercises
Sets up and maintains training facility (ranges, driving courses, equipment, etc.)
Ensures accountability for all training equipment
Ensures safety of students. Communicates and ensures compliance with all company policy, procedures, and safety guidelines
Provides instruction and conducts training courses utilizing prescribed curriculum
Develops and maintain training plans
Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment
Evaluates the abilities of individual participants to determine suitable corrective or remedial instruction
Completes and files all required reports in a timely manner
Identifies in a timely manner training requirements needed to maintain required certifications and company
standards, and completes all required continuing education and refresher training programs
Completes any additional training and/or certifications required by the government or the contract
Deploys OCONUS to applicable Task Order locations to perform instructional or operational tasks
Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Must be U.S. Citizen
Current U. S. issued passport and a current driver’s license
Must be able to obtain Secret clearance
High school diploma required
Must meet all DS instructor standards and must demonstrate the DS procedures and techniques to the
DS Training Center Training Unit, including physical fitness testing
Must be a fully qualified SME in at least two subjects for the Bio categories of Resources, Explosive
Countermeasures,Tactical Medical, DDM, Protective Operations, Firearms, Chem/Bio, Tactical Skills,
Vehicle Dynamics/Technical Driving,Off Road/Unimproved Driving and Hostage Survival
Must be bio-approved and meet all training requirements as a PSS/FI or ITI
BFFOC Certification required for all Firearms Instructors and DDM Instructors.
Three years of full-time instructional experience in field of expertise
Three years of operational experience in field of expertise
Must have attended and completed at least 80 hours of training in adult learning and/or instructional techniques
or 80 hours of contractor provided instructor refresher course
Experience must be within the last 10 years

Experience 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 ( e.g., FBI, former special agents with protective security background)
U. S. Special Operations Forces
U. S. Military
Commercial executive protection services with military or police background
Law enforcement experience
U. S. Military Police/Criminal Investigation Division
Local and State law enforcement agencies with Emergency Services Unit, Special Weapons and
Tactical training
Spanish language skills are a plus
Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion
Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process. Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

Integration and Training Instructor (ITI) Job Description
Supervise training for the program and integration PSOs in overseas locations
The ITI is designated as personal security specialist personal security specialist (P) in reference to the Section H, Deduct Clause
The ITI is required to attend the protective security specialist (PSS) personnel training course and the Basic
Field Firearms Officers Course (BFFOC), as outlined in the contract
The ITI shall obtain weapons qualification as outlined in this contract, with the Glock, M4, Shotgun, M240,
M249 and M203 and familiarization fire for the AK47
This position / labor category shall be vetted and approved by the High Threat Protection Program Management Office
The ITI is authorized to permanently fill the position / labor category of the Protective Security Specialist (PSS)
Liaison with other training entities involved with the program and integration
Serve as mentor for integration PSOs
Conduct integration training for local national PSOs
Coordinate in-service training and firearms re-qualification.

ITI Job Requirements
U.S. Citizen
Valid US issued passport and current driver’s license
Level 3 English proficiency
Two (2) years of experience as an instructor in a security field
Five (5) years of experience in protective security assignments
Two (2) of these years shall have been in a supervisory or in-charge-capacity
Six (6) months of protective security experience working under the required contract.

PSS Firearms Instructor (FI) Job Description
The primary function of the PSS/FI is to provide protective security operations. The secondary function of the
PSS/FI is to supervise weapons re-qualifications training in overseas locations.
The PSS/FI is designated as support (S)
The PSS/FI is required to attend the protective security specialist (PSS) training course and the equivalent
of the DS Basic Field Firearms Officers Course (BFFOC).
The PSS/FI personnel are authorized to permanently fill the position / labor category of the PSS
The PSS/FI shall maintain weapons qualifications as outlined in this contract, for the Glock, M4,
Shotgun, M240, M249 and M203 as issued and familiarization fire for the AK47
Plan and coordinate weapons re-qualifications training.
Ensure that all equipment, weapons, ammunition, and materials are on-hand for training
Conduct re-qualification firing.

PSS FI Job Requirements
U.S Citizen
Level 3 English proficiency
Completed or served at least three (3) years of experience in military, law enforcement or executive commercial
One (1) year experience in personal protective assignments with demonstrated skills in a high threat protective
service environment
A minimum of one (1) year of experience working as a Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Firearms instructor
Provide verifiable evidence of successful training and work experience
Evidence of formal certification as an instructor in necessary areas, such as firearms, EOD, ect.
Worked on other U.S., federal, state, or local government training assignments
Experience can be gained in the employ of any national, State/Provincial, Local or commercial entities
providing high threat protective services that require skills.

Working Conditions:

Work is based in a busy training environment and subject to frequent interruptions. In addition to work in a classroom setting, frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00, however some extended or weekend hours are required, and work schedule will vary. International travel to high threat / high risk or austere areas required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 100 lbs. Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending and kneeling. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.