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  • Security Specialist (Executive Protection)- Office of the Secretary

    Does anyone have any knowledge on this position? Currently, there are two announcements to federal employees on USAJOBS.

    Security Specialist Executive Protection
    Department Of Commerce
    Office of the Secretary

    Its lists the CITP Program at FLETC as its academy/required training.

  • #2

    What do you want to know......as the job is exactly what the announcement says? You're doing EP for the Sec of Commerce, the Under Sec, and 1-2 others that rate it.

    You will be traveling with them and/or doing Advances.... just like Secret Service/DSS when they do their EP missions for folks. And yes, you will be doing a LOT of traveling. My buddy is gone about 3 weeks or so a month......so you will be missing a lot of stuff if you are married or are big into family life.

    They want you to have FLETC and/or a LE Academy that rates the same as FLETC.....and prefer LE Experience. I know 1-2 folks working that have long State/City LEO Academies they took.

    It's an 11/12 position so you need to have some good experience....and guarding your SGM/CDR if you were deployed to the ME doesn't count. They are looking for real world EP experience plus doing advances.

    It does have LEO Retirement coverage (hence the reason you need to be under 37). Just remember, if you are close to the age and go above it working this gig.....its up to the other agencies to take you if you wish to move on to another covered position. Its not automatic.

    As for the (2) announcements....one is for US Citizens and one is for Status folks.

    One of my buddies is a team lead......and has been with Commerce for about 5-6 years.


    • #3
      Don't compare commerce protection to DSS and USSS lol. I don't even think this is an 1811 gig. It's a protective gig.


      • #4
        Originally posted by 1811orBust View Post
        Don't compare commerce protection to DSS and USSS lol. I don't even think this is an 1811 gig. It's a protective gig.
        Correct. Its a 0080 position and is straight EP with some Intel stuff on the side. That said, they travel with Secretary just as much as the USSS SA's and DSS SA folks doing EP stuff.


        • #5
          Anyone know how many people they are trying to hire? What add on training do they send there agents to ?


          • #6
            Originally posted by jasoo517 View Post
            Anyone know how many people they are trying to hire? What add on training do they send there agents to ?
            No clue on how many they are hiring..... but they have had 2 announcements in the last month or so.

            They will send you to other training as they see fit. Once again, it starts out as a GS11 position. They want folks with experience.... this is not a entry level position.


            • #7
              I remember running into these guys working an extra job a few years back. Except for the the team lead, the team was all early to mid 20's. seemed like a spring board job. I was very surprised by their age. Very professional, didn't interact much with us locals except for their TL.


              • #8
                Has anyone heard anything on this opening yet?


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                  • #10
                    As already noted it is not a Criminal Investigator (1811) position and will likely not provide for the requisite experience needed to be competitive for an 1811 gig elsewhere. Simply put your focus if hired will be as already noted- doing protection work for designated personnel. There may be peripheral investigative work, but the focus will be protection of the principal.

                    Competition is stiff for these billets for several reasons: it is a small core of folks in the Fed that come pre-loaded with the background that will make them a good addition to a team, the assessment of candidates in terms of longevity in this line of work, and the other attributes needed to be successful in this line of work. Compound this with the small community of folks who do this type of work- quality candidates are usually known in advance.
                    Originally posted by SSD
                    It has long been the tradition on this forum and as well as professionally not to second guess or Monday morning QB the officer's who were actually on-scene and had to make the decision. That being said, I don't think that your discussion will go very far on this board.
                    Originally posted by Iowa #1603
                    And now you are arguing about not arguing..................


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