26 Oct 2017

Security Specialist - Executive Protection

Employer: World Bank
Location: Washington, DC

Deadline: 02 Nov 217

Background  

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

Corporate Security (CS) is a division within the World Bank’s General Services Department. CS staff serve
at both WBG Headquarters in D.C. and in Bank Group offices in more than 40 countries. The division’s mission is to support global operations by employing risk mitigation strategies and promoting the principle of a shared responsibility for security and safety.   

General 

The Security Specialist position is the senior of two positions located in the General Services Department, Corporate Security Division (GSDCS), Protective Services Unit (PSU) and reports to the GSDCS Manager.  S/he is responsible for planning, developing, and directing the protective services function under management direction.  This includes developing, managing, and executing protective services programs for the President and for other members of the board, senior managers, and staff as required. 

This position is directly responsible for protective programs to include personal protection, WBG facilities, residences, special event security, ground and air transportation, protocol, personal assistance and special projects. S/he will supervise a team of security professionals (including a WBG staff Security Operations Assistant) responsible for providing physical protection, security, administrative and logistical support to the President and other Bank officials to ensure their personal safety and well-being.  To that end, the incumbent will work closely with national, state and local law enforcement agencies and security and intelligence services, both within the United States and in other countries to ensure the personal protection and safety of Bank dignitaries. 

The Security Specialist will serve in a full-time capacity and be on-call for emergencies.


Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Duties:

The incumbent 

• Provides protective escort and accompanies the principal on movements and provides body cover to mitigate risk.  Participates in providing protective services programs for the World Bank President and, as directed, for Managing Directors, members of the Executive Board and other high risk staff and their families.

• Organizes operational plans for all missions outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Ensures continuity of Washington area operations through supervision and oversight of the PSU team.

• Reviews the daily schedule and projected travel itinerary of protectee(s) to identify potential security and safety issues.  Contributes to maintaining personal profiles and conducting risk assessments of all individuals covered by protective services.  Identifies groups, individuals and emerging technologies that may pose a threat to protectees.

• Assists in identifying and assessing threats to Bank officials, and develops strategies and procedures mitigate those threats.  

• Supervises the activities of armed protection personnel responsible for carrying out protective measures, including a WBG staff Security Operations Assistant and contract-provided security professionals.  Ensures that these employees and contractors are performing in accordance with their terms of reference and/or contract requirements, to include maintaining necessary professional qualifications and adherence to GSDCS standard operating procedures for protective services. Identifies performance deficiencies, provides feedback, and develops remediation plans as required. 

• Develops pre-travel advance security arrangements and maintains contingency plans for the well being and safety of the President and other designated protectees.  Through liaison with other Bank elements (including GSDCS colleagues and non-security counterparts), local and national security and other authorities, assures the planning and deployment of threat-appropriate communications, medical, and transportation support for protectees.

• Assists in the development, cost control oversight and management of the annual protective security budget.

• Researches and develops concepts, policies, procedures and plans related to his/her area of specialization that have Bank-wide application.

• Responds to issues on policy raised by staff and managers at headquarters and in the field, and provides clarifications.

• Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to address issues, develop solutions and implement action or propose recommendations for higher approval.

• Liaises with peer institutions to effectively benchmark current protective security practices


Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

Internal Contacts:
• Other GSD staff and managers.  
• Bank employee stakeholders at all levels.


External Contacts:
• Government law enforcement, security and safety officials.
• Peer security professionals in government, international organizations, and the private sector.

Other Responsibilities May Be Assigned

Selection Criteria

Specialized Skills
• Knowledge of the law enforcement or security field
• Expert knowledge of protective security procedures and protective intelligence Qualitative risk management experience
• Knowledge of Bank policies as they relate to security
• Ability to succeed in a multi-cultural environment.
• Ability to participate in and lead teams in which trust and mutual respect are essential to the success of the program
• Must be a United States citizen and capable to meet all the criteria for special deputation as a Special Deputy US Marshal to include successfully completing a basic law enforcement training program and have at least one year of basic law enforcement experience to include general arrest authority.
• Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining proficiency with assigned firearms and less-than-lethal weapons.
• Ability to communicate regularly and effectively, in writing and orally, with senior management, staff and clients.


Competencies
• Lead and Innovate - Initiates changes to work processes to improve efficiency and performance.
• Deliver Results for Clients - Takes full ownership to address client needs.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Contributes to wider collaborative efforts. Create, Apply and 
• Share Knowledge - Actively promotes knowledge-sharing.
• Make Smart Decisions - Analyzes data to support and enable decision-making.


Education
• Bachelor's degree in police science, criminal justice, security administration or a related discipline with five years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a law enforcement, intelligence, public service or private sector security organization.
• Experience and General Skills
-- Relevant experience in providing threat assessments and program response in the field of personal protection.
-- Supervisory experience or management experience in law enforcement or security including people management, leadership and resource management.


Specialized Skills
• Knowledge of the law enforcement or security field
• Expert knowledge of protective security procedures and protective intelligence Qualitative risk management experience
• Knowledge of Bank policies as they relate to security
• Ability to succeed in a multi-cultural environment.
• Ability to participate in and lead teams in which trust and mutual respect are essential to the success of the program
• Must be a United States citizen and capable to meet all the criteria for special deputation as a Special Deputy US Marshal to include successfully completing a basic law enforcement training program and have at least one year of basic law enforcement experience to include general arrest authority.
• Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining proficiency with assigned firearms and less-than-lethal weapons.
• Ability to communicate regularly and effectively, in writing and orally, with senior management, staff and clients.


Competencies
• Lead and Innovate - Initiates changes to work processes to improve efficiency and performance.
• Deliver Results for Clients - Takes full ownership to address client needs.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Contributes to wider collaborative efforts. Create, Apply and 
• Share Knowledge - Actively promotes knowledge-sharing.
• Make Smart Decisions - Analyzes data to support and enable decision-making.


Education
• Bachelor's degree in police science, criminal justice, security administration or a related discipline with five years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a law enforcement, intelligence, public service or private sector security organization.
• Experience and General Skills
-- Relevant experience in providing threat assessments and program response in the field of personal protection.
-- Supervisory experience or management experience in law enforcement or security including people management, leadership and resource management.


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