Public Figure Protection / Executive Protection Team Lead

Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) | Menlo Park, CA, United States

Posted Date 11/21/2022

*GDBA is actively hiring Protective Security Personnel in all locations across the US.  With more than 86 new positions available, there is no better time than now to join the growing and rewarding profession of Public Figure Protection.*

Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA)

GDBA protects the world’s most influential and at-risk public figures.  Founded in 1978 by 3-time Presidential appointee, Gavin de Becker, our firm’s Protectors, Analysts, and Investigators are committed to our mission of protecting human life through the assessment, prediction, and management of violence.

Team Leaders lead and train protector teams, harness GDBA's mission essential resources, and protect clients in a variety of challenging circumstances.

** First year earnings start at a minimum of $75k. Earnings potential of up to $95k commensurate with experience and additional overtime opportunities, bonuses, travel pay and more. Visit our Earnings and Benefits Page to learn more at**

Mission:  The Safety, Privacy and Wellbeing of our Clients 

  • Provide protection and logistical support at clients' homes and when they travel
  • Detect and defeat adversaries
  • Create and maintain readiness to meet any threat
  • Survey and prepare locations prior to arrival of the protected person
  • Coordinate and execute plans for security and medical emergencies 

Interested candidates should expect the following:

  • Industry-Leading Compensation
  • International/Domestic Travel  
  • Highest Standard of Quality and Resources in the Industry
  • 12-Day Introductory Training Academy, plus continual training and qualifications   
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401k and Life Insurance
  • See more information on our Earnings & Benefits Page (

Successful Candidates will have these attributes:

  • At least 5 Years of Protection experience at the highest level of performance and client expectation
  • Wish to be of service and protect others
  • Excellent health and fitness, able to pass physical readiness test
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Drug and nicotine-free
  • Can pass a pre-employment background investigation
  • Commitment to maintaining high level of attentiveness and energy

Valuable Qualifications (though not required):

  • Military background
  • Law enforcement background
  • If Private Security background, experience in Close Protection
  • Assigned to Military Protective Security Operations Units; specifically, Air Force OSI, Army CID, Marine Corps CID, or Navy NCIS
  • Assigned to Law Enforcement Protection Units (for example, close protection of Mayors, Governors, Federal Government Officials)
  • LEOSA/HR218 Firearm Qualification
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic

Note:  We are also hiring for an Entry Level Protector position, view available positions here:

Salary75000.00 - 95000.00 Annual
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