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 $85k-$100k based on a 40 hour work week.  A sign-on bonus and training scholarship are also available (see details below).  Base earnings and sign-on bonus will be commensurate with experience. Visit our Earnings and Benefits Page to learn more about additional overtime opportunities, bonuses, travel pay, and more:**

Mission: The Safety, Privacy and Wellbeing of our Clients.

  • Provide protection and logistical support at clients' homes and when they travel
  • Detect and defeat adversaries
  • Create and maintain readiness to meet any threat
  • Survey and prepare locations prior to arrival of the protected person
  • Coordinate and execute plans for security and medical emergencies


Interested candidates should expect the following: 

  • $3k-$10k sign-on bonus (commensurate with experience and training academy performance)
  • Industry-Leading Compensation 
  • International/Domestic Travel when required
  • 12-Day Introductory Training Academy, plus continual training and qualifications 
  • Highest Standard of Quality and Resources in the Industry
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401k. 
  • Gym, Massage, Ammunition and Cellphone Reimbursements.


Successful Candidates will have these attributes:

  • 2+ years of Military or Law Enforcement experience (National Guard and Reservists are welcome to apply)
  • 2+ years of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic experience
  • Wish to be of service and protect others
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of attentiveness and energy
  • Excellent health and fitness, able to pass physical readiness test
  • Drug and nicotine free
  • Can pass a pre-employment background investigation


Valuable Qualifications (though not required):

  • If Private Security background, experience in Close Protection
  • Assigned to Military Protective Security Operations Units; specifically, Air Force OSI, Army CID, Marine Corps CID, or Navy NCIS
  • Assigned to Law Enforcement Protection Units (for example, close protection of Mayors, Governors, Federal Government Officials)
  • Ability to acquire or already in possession of CA CCW or LEOSA/HR-218 Firearm Qualification


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