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Gavin de Becker & Associates Senior Security Specialist - San Francisco in San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, CA

Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) protects the worlds 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.

Learn more about our organization on our website ( or our LinkedIn page ( .

*First year earnings range from $75k to $90k based on a 40-hour work week. Additional overtime opportunities, bonuses, and travel pay are also available. Visit our new Earnings & Benefit Page to learn more at *

GDBA advises public figure clients and protects them where they’re needed most – at their homes, offices, and during travel. Our associates manage the security operations from a dispatch command center to create a localized point for analyzing security challenges and disseminating information. Protectors are responsible for enhancing safety and security by remaining alert at all times. GDBA also plays a crucial role in adding comfort and convenience to the lives of those they serve.

Who You Are

Military, law enforcement, or security background is great. We’re less interested in what you are than who you are. Our most successful protectors come from a variety of backgrounds and have succeeded because they are willing to learn, work hard, tell the truth, and flat out perform. Our promotion system is merit-based. Performance matters most, not seniority.

Minimum Requirements

  • Drug and nicotine-free; required to participate in ongoing drug and nicotine screenings.

  • Physically fit; must complete physical readiness test ( prior to job offer.

  • Pass our pre-employment background investigation.

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

  • Must be able to obtain a state firearms license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous security experience, including remote monitoring, access control, physical security, emergency response.

  • Prior training in Emergency Medicine, defensive tactics, arresting techniques and tactical firearms.

  • Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting.

  • Professional and friendly communicator with a positive attitude.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401k.

  • Gym, Massage, Ammunition and Cellphone Reimbursements.

  • Employee Assistance and Corporate Discount Programs.

  • Stipends for special certifications and licenses such as EMT, LEOSA, CCW, etc.

  • Renewal fees associated with guard/firearm license renewals and firearm requalification.

  • Offer hundreds of training courses, exercises, and certifications – including paid training days.

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