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INTERNATIONAL JOB OPENINGS

UPDATED INFORMATION 25th OCTOBER 2003

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Africa Project has been cancelled because the client was unable to procure funding at this time.

The below listing are provided for your information!  The below positions are looking for Candidates with Military Backgrounds in Special Operations Training (CQB, Medic's, etc.) are encouraged to reply.  These agencies will be providing Qualified Personnel to various clients in High Threat Environments.  

If you are offered employment with any of these groups, carefully do your research before taking the job.  As everyone knows, the threat level in Iraq is considerable.

JOB#1

A private firm has a contract to provide services in the Afghanistan, Pakistan and India area(s) of operation. These services include mobile and static security operations as well as aerial security support to rotary and fixed wing air crew in flight, as well as when on the ground.  Applicants selected will travel to the east coast for contract required screening and testing. This will be followed by two weeks of pre-deployment task-oriented training.

Applicant qualifications should include:
- Current or recent Government security clearance
- Protection experience including military special operations or law enforcement special weapons and tactics
- Mature operators with a record/history of solid judgment with specific emphasis on use-of-force
- Proven track record of working in a team environment
- Proven track record of working under tough conditions in hostile regions
- Ability to work long hours
- Ability to maintain strict OPSEC rules before, during and after deployments
If you are interested in this opportunity please forward your ONE PAGE resume detailing education, professional experience and 3 references with contact information to:  info@firstdefense.com Attention :Special Operations Director.
Please do not call, no further information will be provided but to those selected for screening.
Please note: There is a strong likelihood that this contract may be expanded to include North African and Eastern European areas of operation. Interested parties should include work history in these areas as well.

JOB #2
The job is in Iraq protecting a civilian DOD contracted UXO cleanup crew at various locations. Fixed site, convoy and perimeter security responsibilities. Contract pays $10,000 per month. SOC-SMG, LLC is seeking qualified security specialists for an extended assignment in IRAQ. This assignment could be as long as five years in duration. This assignment will be paying approximately $138,000 per year with the possibility of bonuses. We are looking for individuals who have the ability to sign on for at least 12 months at a time. Qualified individuals should be men or character who are physically fit and are: Retired from or have a minimum of 6 years recent advanced Military Background & Training in the 82nd Airborne (Infantry) divisions and Special Forces, (or equivalent).
Must be a U.S. Citizen - Must be at least 25 years old - Ability to speak, read, write and understand English - Familiar with and capable of effectively managing a complex security operation - Must pass all physical, medical and reliability requirements - Strong communication skills and the ability to identify, address and resolve problems - Strong team member approach - Experience in a combat zone in security operations and activities requiring a high level of human relationship skills - Assist in the development of staffing plans and work schedules - Knowledge/experience in Force Protection, Anti-terrorism and Emergency Response Techniques - Impeachable background (financial, criminal, work history) - Advance knowledge of ROE and convoy/site security - Farsi language specialists, heavy weapons training, communications experts, demolition expertise, ordnance disposal, and combat medic training will be a plus for the above applicants. Applicant will be required to pass a criminal background investigation, drug screening, and a physical strength/agility test.
E-mail resumes only to 
info@firstdefense.com Attention :Special Operations Director.

JOB # 3

SECURITY SERVICES
SECURITY GENERAL MANAGERS - WEST & EAST AFRICA
Job Location: Antananarivo, Africa
Job Description:

This company is a market leader in the provision of qualitative and cost-effective integrated security products and services to the Diplomatic, Oil & Gas, Mining and Commercial sectors in Africa and the developing world.  major new business awards have resulted in the need to recruit two experienced customer-focused individuals to manage
highly respected businesses located in East and West African territories.

With full P & L responsibility, you will identify and secure development opportunities and play a high profile role in shaping the strategic direction and capabilities of these fledging operations.

You will also ensure the business provides an agreed level of net contribution on a sustained and consistent basis. Your primary focus will be to retain and develop contracts through building strong relationships with clients.

You will be energetic and results-driven, you will champion best practice and the importance of people development, building a network of close partnerships with customers, while driving continuous improvement and service excellence throughout the business.

The size of the challenge and the scope for growth offered by these roles is substantial. As a result, we are looking for highly-motivated and financially astute hands-on General Managers with impressive track records of contract negotiation and retention. Excellent commercial skills together with substantive operational abilities are prerequisites for these challenging senior positions.

Package: . A basic tax free salary of US $60,000 pa plus an uncapped incentive bonus . Married status . Furnished accommodation provided . Fully-expensed company vehicle . 6 weeks annual leave .
Private family health insurance / evacuation cover . Life insurance . Airfare Allowance

Only exceptional candidates that meet the minimum criteria should e-mail

info@firstdefense.com Attention :Special Operations Director.


Closing date for applications is 29th October 2003.

Job Requirements:

Languages: Fluent in French & English (written & spoken)
Experience: Minimum of seven years' experience in industrial security dealing with physical security, technical security and administrative security and at least 3 years' (minimum)
Education / Qualifications: Degree or equivalent business qualification.
Characteristics/Skills Summary: . Experience and proven record of delivery of quality guard services and the sale of security equipment. . Strong financial and commercial acumen. . Experience in negotiating large contractual agreements in price/cost sensitive situations. experience of managing a multi-disciplined security
business. . Strong persuasive interpersonal skills. . Experience of leading a multi-disciplined service team is essential. . Pragmatic and able to focus operationally and relate to and develop the strategic plans of the organisation. . Strong leader and team motivator, team management experience. . Commercially astute – used to contract complexity. P+L responsibility essential. . Strong negotiator. . Relationship building & networking skills. . The ability to work under pressure and manage a range of diverse responsibilities.

How To Apply:

By e-mail
ing info@firstdefense.com Attention :Special Operations Director.

Other Security positions availble for operatins in Iraq:

Providing security for USAID personnel in Iraq.
Providing security for foreign companies in Iraq, and private business.
Escorting UK Foreign Office teams in Iraq. Also running command and control center on its behalf
Hiring 6,500 armed guards to protect oil installations and pipelines
VIP Protection for foreign executives, moving cash.
Work for successor agency, the CPA, as well as several Iraqi ministries, the US government and the UN. Has contract to distribute new Iraqi currency.
South African firm, hiring and training new Iraqi private security force to guard important installations.
Training new Iraqi army.
Training new Iraqi police force.
Provided security for other companies operating in Iraq. Started working for television news crews.
Providing close protection details for companies making assessments/setting up in Iraq. 


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