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Government Work: VIP Driver/Special Security Officer, Virginia




VIP Driver / Special Security Officer

US Department of State

Arlington, VA

Date Posted:  11/21/08

 Job Status:  Full-Time

 Contact Information:  Not Listed

 Pay Range:  $61-80K

Career Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)

Industry:   Transportation / Logistics, Government / Civil Service

VIP Driver / Security Officer

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Dignitary Protection Division has an opening for one (1) VIP Driver / Security Officer. This is a full-time, one-year renewable, personal services contract position at the GS-12 equivalent level.

Mandatory Requirements:

* U.S. Citizenship required. This must be clearly stated on the application

* A valid drivers license

* Strong background in security skills including surveillance detection

* The ability to travel worldwide on short notice

* At least one year experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level

* The ability to work long hours ability to obtain a medical clearance

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security clearance prior to contract start date.

Other Requirements:

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Training: Security Driving and Tony Scotti

     I wanted to do a short deal about some training opportunities out there that are highly recommended in the industry.  As we all know, driving in war zones is one of the most dangerous things you can do out there.  So having a knowledge base about the do’s and don’ts of security driving is a great skill to have and to continue to work on in your career.  And if you want to get some excellent training, go do a course with Tony Scotti.  

    Personally, I have not gone to any of his schools, but everywhere I go for training, his name is mentioned as being the best for security driving instruction.  So to say his school is at the top of my list, is an understatement.

    Another thing I want to mention is that driving training can be a hoot.  I did a course through ITG and it was amazingly fun and action packed.  It was also life saving, because those skills are what I used while driving in vehicles in Iraq.   

     So let me throw some links your way, and feel free to contact Tony if you have any questions.  I highly recommend reading through his blog and his books, because they are packed full of outstanding information about security driving. 

     I also wanted to mention that Tony will be putting on an Instructors Course in January 2009.  Check out the schedule below for other great courses. –Head Jundi 


     This blog, like the SecurityDriver.Com web site is for people who have an interest in cars – security – security driving – or driving in general. For over 35 years I have been working in the security driver training business. My bio will explain it all.

     Although I have been around the driving – car – security business for a long time I am new at this Blog stuff. I hope everyone exhibits some patience. The blog will list recent vehicle ambushes, and talk about old ones. The blog will cover my opinion on most everything related to cars, driving, security, books, training and at 69 years old and after 35 years of in the business I do have an opinion on most everything. You may disagree with my opinions and that’s OK in fact, it’s good. The basic concept is to share information and open up a dialogue with those that have an interest in the same things I do.

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Jobs: EP Driver and Manager, New York


Executive Chauffeur and Manager

Cablevision Division

Cablevision Corporate

Department Name

Executive Services

Job Location

NY / Nassau County / 1111 Stewart Avenue


Position Type

Full Time


Ensure the safe and secure transportation of assigned executive and, at designated times, his/her family members. Provide assistant services to assigned executive and his/her family. Coordinate transportation activities of executive with administrative staff. Assist in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the executive at various destinations /

venues. Maintain professional appearance at all times. (suit and tie is mandatory). Must maintain in confidence, all information received by virtue of position. Must be able to adapt to frequent schedule changes. Must maintain a current certification in Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation with Defibrillation. Perform related functions as assigned. Maintain company vehicle assigned.


High school diploma and a valid NYS driver license with clean driving history. 3+ years as a professional driver. Excellent, in-depth knowledge of Manhattan, other boroughs, L.I. and tri-state area. Work independently and with flexibility. Must demonstrate having responded quickly to on-call assignments. Must demonstrate having reacted quickly, decisively, and appropriately to threat situations. Prior experience as an Executive Protection Professional is a plus. Prior Law Enforcement experience a plus. Must attend driving, security and related training sessions yearly, as assigned. Required to be ‘on call’ status at all times.


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