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Executive Protection Specialist, Protective Services

Job ID: 2212805 | Services LLC


Job summary
At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. We are looking for an Executive Protection Specialist to join a team of security professionals who are responsible for broad range of active and passive mitigation measures. Our ideal candidate will have extensive work experience in law enforcement, discretion in handling confidential and critical information, and the interpersonal skills needed to navigate, grow and optimize efforts in a high-tech, fast pace, physical environment. This candidate also understands that supporting their people is one of the most critical roles they perform, to achieve this they are open and approachable, and have a bias for action.

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We have 16 leadership principles that help guide us in our every-day decision making process. We believe they are a clearer articulation of those things that have always been a part of what makes Amazon great – things that we must consciously hold on to in fulfilling our mission to be Earth’s Most Customer Centric Company. We are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy and happy lives. It is always Day One!

Key job responsibilities
• Develop and implement complete security and logistical plans for domestic and international travel and appearances by senior executives and others.
• Make critical decisions, without management consultation or approval, regarding the expeditious and safe resolution of such situations, directing others, including non-employees, and interfacing with law enforcement.
• Analyze data from database and evaluate for severity and nature of risk to senior executives and others. Develop and implement appropriate security response to address risk.
• Conduct complex advance protective services planning, risk assessments and analysis, and liaise with business units to ensure confidentiality, access control, asset protection, and other security matters are adequately addressed.
• Coordinate security/logistical planning with other senior executive support staff, security personnel of other organizations, event planners, and law enforcement personnel, etc.
• Monitor security systems and supervise response to alarm conditions.
• Develop and implement crisis management plans for the senior executives and others.
• Develop and implement training for senior executives, senior executive support personnel and Protective Services Specialists.
• Hire and manage consultants as necessary.
• Interview, hire and supervise Protective Services Specialists.


• Position requires occasional business travel domestically and internationally for up to a week or more with little or no notice. Requires valid passport.
• Formal training in executive protection, plus 5+ years of experience.
• A valid and active driver’s license.
• On call availability 24/7. Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


• Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or Security Management.
• Experience making high-stress decisions in a fast paced, dynamic environment with the ability to work with little to no supervision.
• Prior experience with a federal, state or local law enforcement agency is highly desirable.
• Experience developing and managing security plans for various sized events.
• Executive protection experience.
• Ability to work as an individual and part of a complex team.
• Supervisory experience is desirable.
• Investigative experience is highly desirable.
• Broad-based security experience is a plus.
• International travel/work experience and foreign language skills are desirable.
• Ability to make independent judgments with little or no oversight.
• Strong problem resolution and independent planning.
• Proven ability to apply sound judgment and use discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
• Excellent verbal and written communicator. Uses tact and diplomacy in all interactions. Comfortable and experienced interacting with senior executives.

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