PSS/Designated Defensive Marksman

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# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


SOC is a trusted global provider of mission solutions with a history of assuring safe and effective operations for U.S. Government and commercial customers. SOC provides a guarantee of discrete and effective service so that customers can do their best work. We employ over 5,000 professionals engaged in the delivery of mission critical safeguards and security, facility management and operations, engineering, explosive ordnance storage and disposal, and international logistics and life support services. Our customers include the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Defense, Fortune 500 companies, and non-governmental organizations.


Perform personal protective service detail assignments. Responsibilities can include:

  • Perform as long-range defensive marksman.
  • Act as member on Emergency Response Team.
  • Carries and operates weapons as specified in daily post and detail orders, or upon orders from the detail leader or shift leader.
  • Driving the lead vehicles (Auto, Aircraft, Boat), principal's vehicle, or follow-vehicle, whenever required in motorcade or similar operations.
  • Maintaining protective formation position during principal's walking movements.
  • Participating in advance security preparations.
  • Manning the security post at principal’s residence or manning the command post as required.


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must have a valid U. S. issued driver's license and valid U. S. issued tourist passport
  • Must attend and successfully complete a sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program issued by a military, law enforcement, or security (government or commercial) training program. This sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program must be of suitable complexity and quality to adequately prepare the graduate for successful performance as a contract required DDM. Examples of programs that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to:
    •  US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout/Sniper
    • US Army Sniper School
    • US Special Forces Sniper School (formerly SOTIC)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)/Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)
    • Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD) DDM
    • National Tactical Officer's Association (NTOA) recognized law enforcement sniper course 
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience
    • A minimum of two (2) years of this experience must be as a Designated Defensive Marksmen Candidates claiming military experience must have either a sniper military occupation specialty (MOS) or additional skill identifier (ASI). If claiming law enforcement experience for this requirement, must be full time, not as a collateral duty.
    • Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services.
  • Must attend and successfully complete all required training courses
  • Must qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, Remington 870 shotgun, M24, and SR25, re-qualifying as required by the contract.
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance.

 EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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