Protective Security Operations Chief (PSOC) (P)

Location Other-Worldwide
Job ID
# 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.


  • Coordinates Contractor-provided protective operations.
  • Assists the DS/RSO Watch Officer in the RSO tactical operations center (TOC).
  • Assists in the coordination and supervision of all protective operations, to include the following:
    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the protection cell within the RSO TOC.
    • Evaluate threatening situations and appropriately call for deployment of additional resources (e.g., emergency response team, quick response force, etc.).
    • Operate communications equipment and monitor and relay radio traffic to effectively controlling the various protection nets.
    • Communicate with entities outside of the protection cell with a variety of voice and text-based communications technology (e.g., local cell phone, regional and global satellite phone, tactical military radio, and UHF/VHF radio.
    • Prepare daily and weekly reports as requested by supervisory chain-of-command.
    • Maintain a watch record.
    • Ensure that PSDs submit required mission paperwork prior to the start of a mission.
    • Monitor PSDs.
    • Assist with mission planning for PSDs.
    • Maintain a database of all protective missions.
    • Brief senior US Embassy personnel during emergency situations.


  • Must be a US citizen
  • US Passport and US State Driver's License required
  • Must possess either:
    • A minimum of three (3) years experience providing protective services on WPS II or any of its predecessor contracts (WPPS, WPPS II, or WPS)
    • A minimum of two (2) years experience providing protective services on WPS II or any of its predecessor contracts (WPPS, WPPS II, or WPS), with a minimum of six (6) months of that experience being in the task order area of operations
  • Must possess a minimum of seven (7) years experience in protective security assignments.
    • This experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of this experience must have been in a protective security supervisory or in-charge capacity.

Upon bio approval, and before beginning work on the contract, the PSOC shall

  • Attend and successfully complete the PSS training course
  • Attend and successfully complete the supervisor training course
  • Qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, and Remington 870 shotgun, re-qualifying as required by the task order.
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order.
  • Complete the WPS Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order.
  • May not possess any impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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