Gavin De Becker

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

PROTECTING AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES

GDBA protects several thousand clients, including the 90 most prominent families in the world, and eight of the ten private-sector Americans considered most at risk. We provide consultation on security programs, and protective coverage at home, during travel, and at public appearances. GDBA investigates and assesses threats, and manages cases of inappropriate pursuit. GDBA provides all services related to safety and privacy, including travel logistics and safety, background screening of clients’ prospective employees, and training of clients’ staffs in security awareness.

PROTECTING CLIENTS AT RESIDENTIAL ESTATES

GDBA designs and staffs residential protective security programs. Highly trained, highly screened protectors monitor detection systems, manage access control, deter intrusion, and respond to emergencies.

PROTECTING EXECUTIVES & CORPORATIONS

GDBA designs and staffs Global Operation Centers (GOCs) at corporate sites. Our security professionals provide physical security at the GOC location, monitor remote sites, and manage access control at multiple corporate locations. Our protectors also lead protection details for high-level executives. GDBA conducts surveillance countermeasure inspections (“bug sweeps”), network and cyber security audits, and due diligence and pre-employment background investigations..

PROTECTING GOVERNMENT & LAW ENFORCEMENT

GDBA is a National Security services provider whose clients have included the CIA, FBI, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Supreme Court Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and police agencies throughout the Nation. GDBA designed MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used by many agencies, by the Top 25 Universities, and by State Police agencies protecting 14 Governors.

PROTECTING UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS

GDBA designs and staffs Global Operation Centers (GOCs) on and off campus. Our security professionals provide physical security at the GOC location, monitor remote sites, and manage access control at multiple remote locations. We provide consultation and training to schools and universities on advanced concepts of threat assessment.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS

Our firm provides a variety of non-security services, including Personal Logistical Aides who assist clients during travel. These professionals are fully screened, licensed and insured, honorable, reliable, experienced, and committed by contract to Confidentiality. GDBA also provides Estate Managers supported by the resources of our firm, Medical and Emergency Support professionals trained as first-responders and investigators who conduct the screening and training of household staffs.

ADVANCED TRAINING SERVICES

Advanced Threat Assessment Academy assembles the best and brightest threat assessment practitioners for the nation’s highest level of training in Threat Assessment and Management.

Active Shooter Prevention Training assists schools, universities, businesses and other organizations in developing practices, policies, and procedures that reduce the likelihood and harms of active shooter situations.

Academy for Protectors offers full immersion training at our 112-acre facility, where students learn GDBA's pioneering techniques in close protection, behavioral awareness, and surveillance detection, and much more.

 

$115 - $120 yearly
Gavin De Becker San Jose, CA, USA
Dec 31, 2019
Full time
Mission & Service: Protecting the World's Most At-Risk Public Figures Gavin de Becker & Associates  is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection.  Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence. Gavin de Becker & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Required Qualifications 7+ years of combined experience in executive protection and corporate security  OR  served as a Commissioned Officer or Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (E-6+) in the military. Demonstrated exceptional results in a security management role, as well as potential for continued success within GDBA's mission and culture. Embodies integrity, professionalism, and high ethical standards. Drug and Nicotine-Free; associates are required to participate in ongoing drug and nicotine screenings for the duration of their employment at GDBA. Physically fit; candidates must at least meet minimum physical requirements to be considered for this opening. Must be able to pass our pre-employment background investigation. Desired Qualifications Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting. Previous estate security experience, including remote monitoring, access control, physical security, emergency response, as well as security protocol implementation. Prior training in Emergency Medicine, defensive tactics and arresting techniques, and tactical firearms. Possesses a LEOSA/HR218 Firearm Qualification.   Responsibilities & Expectations Security Managers are the center point of GDBA’s protective security details. They act as a “clearinghouse of information” regarding known or potential security concerns so that situations can be viewed comprehensively.  Security Managers understand the client’s needs and challenges and design procedures and systems to safeguard client safety and peace of mind. They interact daily with their own team of Protectors, but also have connectivity with leaders in GDBA’s other divisions, as required by the detail. Leadership & Training Motivate, coach, and counsel Agents on your team. Train Agents in physical security and close protection. Manage the site schedule and all day-to-day residential and field operations. Write incident reports, performance evaluations, and site standard operating procedures. Update leadership team on all site and detail operations, as well as ongoing quality assurance projects. Emergency Management Implement emergency action plans responding to security breaches, natural disasters, power outages, and medical emergencies. Serve as a primary liaison to threat assessment teams for incidents that may escalate to violence, including difficult terminations, public demonstrations, and other threat assessment casework. Quality Assurance Identify areas of improvement to bolster security and safety measures. Audit and inspect all security procedures and systems for command center operations, scheduled public appearances, and travel security details. Physical Readiness & Response As a function of the mobile security unit, must be able to maintain physical readiness to respond to an attack or hazard at all times. Maintain physicality to stand on your feet for several hours without a break, provide protective coverage during physically taxing activities including running, as well as maintain long schedules in the field. Anthony Altemoos Team C
$65 - $75 yearly
Gavin De Becker Palo Alto, CA, USA
Dec 31, 2019
Full time
Mission & Service: Protecting the World's Most At-Risk Public Figures Gavin de Becker & Associates  is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection. Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence. Gavin de Becker & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Required Qualifications Previously worked in a client-service and/or security management role. Professional, friendly, and positive communication style. Comfortable in a high-tech work environment; the ideal candidate can keep pace with an environment where there’s constant learning of new mechanisms, applications, and tools. Demonstrated interest in physical security, opsec , and strategic corporate security. Aptitude for clear and effective written and verbal directions and clarifying information under time-sensitive conditions. Ability to establish priorities, multi-task, work independently, and complete objectives in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Desired Qualifications Previous experience working in a Global Security Operations center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Broad geopolitical awareness, knowledge of global events, and cultural sensitivity. Familiarity with news reporting sources, social media channels, as well as other channels for real-time monitoring of current events. Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting. Responsibilities & Expectations As geopolitical events can shape the travel, security, and daily operations of our individual and corporate clients, our Global Security Operation Centers (GSOC) provide clients with up to date emergency and logistical information in order to better execute contingency plans for any threat or crisis. They leverage advance technology and remote security systems to provide the highest level of service. Security Analysts interact daily with clients and have connectivity with onsite Intelligence Analysts and the guard force. Though their primary security function is focused on strategic security management and corporate security, they are cross-trained in Physical Security functions. Incident Management & Reporting Systemically monitor online open sources and media channels for potential and known threats. Maintain comprehensive records of security-related incidents; analyze information and establish actionable deliverables. Implement security and access control procedures to ensure safety at corporate sites. Serve as primary center point for disseminating information regarding security-related incidents. Conduct security and threat assessment audits of the corporate campus and make recommendations for improving security measures on-site. Emergency Response Respond to incoming security concerns and local incidents, as well as track outcomes of the requests. Serve as a dispatch center for overseas security incidents, including coordinating contingency plans, real-time monitoring, and personnel tracking. Corporate & Physical Security Actively monitor a wide network of security alarms and cameras to identify and resolve threats globally. Provide physical protection and logistics support, as needed. Supplement the guard force, when needed, to provide continuity in escort services to clients. Employee Benefits  Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401-K retirement plan, air evacuation coverage, flex schedule, merit-based raises and bonuses. Anthony Altemoos Team C
$45 - $50 yearly
Gavin De Becker Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 31, 2019
Full time
As an Administrative Assistant you will work closely with our Executive Assistant in direct support of our Senior Executives with particular focus on Operations and Business Development. Looking for someone who is: A team-player with a “no task is too small” attitude. Can prioritize varied workload and comfortable with shifting between priorities. Service oriented . Self-motivated and pro-active. Takes initiative, follows-up , anticipates needs/problems, doesn’t allow things to fall through the cracks.   Professional, mature and reliable. A fast learner who is eager, engaged and resourceful.   A good communicator who has the skills/experience to build an effective working rapport. Responsibilities: Executive Support  – Assist with travel arrangements, manage calendars, set-up conference calls, coordinate meetings/logistics both internally and externally, phone support and welcoming guests. Data Entry  – Ensure data is appropriately logged in  appropriate  systems.  Assess methods for collecting data; improve the value and structure of metrics and reporting. Document Assembly  – Proofread and review documents; create and distribute company documents. Coordinating Events/Conferences – Research venues, communicate with staff and vendors, organize information, and prepare executive briefing Operations –  Mailing packages, preparing binders, marketing materials, Power Point slides, etc. Required: Mastery of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Excellent communication and writing skills Remarkable attention to detail; good memory and very organized. Preferred: Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, etc.) Proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator Experience in fast-paced work environment supporting executives Trello Ability to problem-solve and work independently Salary - $45,000 Anthony Altemoos Team C
$65 - $70 yearly
Gavin De Becker Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 31, 2019
Full time
Los Angeles, CA Gavin de Becker & Associates  is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection.  Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence. Gavin de Becker & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Required Qualifications 5 years of helpdesk experience; manage IT infrastructure, networks, operations, applications, security, and technical support 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role; train, coach and mentor service desk specialists Extensive Customer Service experience Experience with software implementation; process improvement abilities Extensive technical experience to troubleshoot the individual components of a computer. Demonstrates a persistent problem-solving and efficient approach to technology. Maintains a reliable system for prioritizing tasks and ensuring its completion. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an accredited university.  Must be able to pass our background check and drug screening. Desired Qualifications Master’s degree in Computer Science. Experience with creating knowledge base and documentation Essential Job Functions Responsible for assuring users are provided efficient and timely first and second level support Isolates problem trends and ensures that troubleshooting efforts are completed for recurring problems until permanent solutions are found Ability to manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paced highly technical environment Responsible for the technical support of user devices (laptops, desktops, mobile devices, and desk phones), application software, and related technologies used by employees. Provides support for administrative tasks such as Active Directory administration, permissions management, virtualization and network support. GDBA Benefits Long-Term Opportunities. We encourage our associates to develop and deploy their strengths. At GDBA, ideas matter. Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, and a 401-K Retirement Plan. Company Perks. GDBA offers its associates gym and massage allowances, as well as corporate discount memberships. Nicotine-Free. GDBA is proud to be a nicotine-free workforce. Salary: $65,000/ year Anthony Altemoos Team C
$58 - $62 yearly
Gavin De Becker Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 31, 2019
Full time
The proposal coordinator will work alongside our business development team to develop, draft, and deliver service proposals.  He/she will work closely with key stakeholders throughout the organization, including the world’s leading subject-matter experts, to craft bespoke, customized proposals. Key Duties & Responsibilities Assist in tailoring and translating our service offerings so they are seamlessly received by clients Conduct research on target clients to ascertain background information important for appropriately tailoring written proposals and in-person presentations Review RFIs and RFPs in detail and develop comprehensive checklist and process to establish assignments and track progress of required content Coordinate with key stakeholders, conduct research, and interview personnel to develop and aggregate content for submissions Write and edit proposals scopes with input from subject-matter experts ensuring original intent (technical recommendations) remains intact Manage content library of past proposal documents and content Education & Skill Requirements Exceptional writing skills including effective synthesis of information from various sources Detail-oriented and strong communication skills Ability to multi-task projects and deadlines Ability to work with a variety of personality types and adapt to different communication styles Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, political science, business, or related field Advanced level MS Office skills (e.g., word, powerpoint) Self-starter willing to work independently Additional Preferred Skills Experience in writing professional proposals and/or RFPs Experience working with senior leadership and key stakeholders Design experience with infographics and charts (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) Education and experience in security, personal protection, consulting, investigations, business development Anthony Altemoos Team C
$55,000 - $60,000 yearly
Gavin De Becker Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 11, 2019
Full time
Required Qualifications Professional, friendly, and positive communication style. Demonstrated strong operational judgment and exceptional results in a client service role.   Relevant experience providing physical security, surveillance, emergency response, access control, and incident management.    Aptitude for clear and effective written and verbal directions and clarifying information under time-sensitive conditions. Ability to work with people from various backgrounds. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Desired Qualifications Previous experience providing security at a Fortune 500 company. Previous experience designing and implementing high-level security procedures, including familiarity with threat assessment methodologies, bridging operational and logistical gaps, as well as establishing actionable security deliverables and meeting them.   Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting.   Responsibilities & Expectations Corporate Security Officers are centered at the nucleus of an at-risk organization's operations.  Our officers work closely with corporations, studios and agencies, and university systems to address the wide-range of security and safety challenges they face.  Their service extends beyond just physical security; they foster a secure environment that's keenly aware of potential risks, systematically improves safety procedures, gains the confidence of its clients and patrons, as well as mitigates and responds to any security-related incidents on the property.  Their intellectual prowess and influencing ability enable them to provide the highest level of security and support to an at-risk organization.   Physical Security & Access Control Manage daily operations and logistics support at the commercial office. Maintain connectivity with Client sites in different cities, as needed. Secure and protect all assets, including people, facilities, and property. Provide close protection services and event coverage, as needed. Actively monitor a wide network of security alarms and cameras to identify and resolve threats. Control access by monitoring security systems, maintaining logs, and managing access authorization lists. Detect, investigate, and deny access to unauthorized individuals. Perform regular security and threat assessment audits and escalate findings to Client management. Assist clients with low- to mid-level concerns, including but not limited to security escorts and general building assistance. Incident Management & Reporting Interact with a variety of people on a regular basis.  Verbally deescalate confrontations and situations, as necessary. Recognize safety hazards and security vulnerabilities; escalate findings to Client management. Service as primary center point for disseminating information regarding security-related incidents. Actively monitor local incidents and security concerns to develop preventative measures. Manage audits, incident reports, and paperwork, as needed. Emergency Response Respond to on-site medical incidents, as necessary.   Serve as dispatch center for security and medical incidents, including coordinating response , contingency plans, monitoring, and tracking.   Physical Readiness Must be able to maintain physical readiness to respond to an attack or hazard at all times. Maintain physical fitness to stand on your feet for several hours without a break, maintain long schedules, conduct perimeter checks, etc. Bruce Riley