Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > Employment and Training > International Jobs

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15 May 2012, 09:13
RegularGuy101 RegularGuy101 is offline
Testify to the Truth
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: My home waters, Virginia
Posts: 141
XPG Static Security Positions

XPG is recruiting highly qualified and highly skilled personnel for assignments in some of the world's most challenging locations. We look for people of the utmost caliber with extensive military experience and unquestionable accountability, integrity and respectability.

XPG Static Security Positions (COBRA)
All candidates must be willing to serve as Static Security Specialists at High Threat, OCONUS locations in Austere Environments. All candidates should be willing and able to work in a high-threat environment and pass pre-deployment medical screening to include a USG mandated Physical Readiness test and weapons qualifications.

Duty Location: OCONUS

Security Clearance Required: Secret

Candidate Requirements:
• 4 Years of Active Duty Military Experience in a Combat Arms MOS
• Must have verifiable hostile environment/combat theatre experience
• US Citizen
• US Tourist Passport
• Valid Driver’s License
• High school Diploma or GED
• Honorable Discharge from the Military
• DD-214 (if applicable)
• Resume
• No Felony or Domestic Violence convictions
• Able to obtain Secret Clearance
• Candidates must be in good physical shape, with the ability to pass a physical fitness test.
• Candidates must also possess developed shooting skills and the ability to pass advanced marksmanship evaluations with an array of weapons systems to include the Glock 17 pistol and the M-4 Carbine.
Candidate Responsibilities:
• Provide Static Security at High Threat USG locations in austere environments
• Maintain proficiency with all Tactics, Techniques and Procedures associated with the Position
• Maintain professional demeanor, appearance and attitude
• Assist in the planning and execution of position responsibilities
Physical Demands:
• Work in Austere Environments
• Willing to Work Seven Days a Week
• Possible Twelve Hour Days
• Pass Physical Readiness Test
Pay, Vetting, and Leave:

The pay for this position is competitive and includes pay increases based on longevity. Incentives are also available for voluntary extensions and supervisory positions. During training and while deployed, workman’s compensation is provided per the Defense Base Act. Deployment rotations are flexible and are typically 60-90 days in length. The training and vetting course is approximately 2 weeks long and consists of the Physical Fitness test, a battery of aptitude tests, Weapons Qualifications, Defensive Tactics training, and CPR/ Medical training.

If you meet the requirements above please send your information to: cougarrecruiting@xpgprograms.com

In the subject line please select one of the following as applicable:

- XPG Static Security Positions (COBRA) - Via SOCNET

- XPG Static Security Positions (COBRA) – Currently COBRA Qualified - Via SOCNET
  #2  
Old 15 May 2012, 09:13
RegularGuy101 RegularGuy101 is offline
Testify to the Truth
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: My home waters, Virginia
Posts: 141
SB APPROVED!!!
  #3  
Old 15 May 2012, 11:13
RegularGuy101 RegularGuy101 is offline
Testify to the Truth
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: My home waters, Virginia
Posts: 141
Please refer any questions you have to the email provided.

Thanks.
  #4  
Old 16 May 2012, 06:11
drifter15s drifter15s is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fargo, ND/Kabul.
Posts: 178
Thanks, I will be dropping a resume shortly.
  #5  
Old 16 May 2012, 12:23
rangerdmr09 rangerdmr09 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midland, GA
Posts: 6
I have submitted all the paperwork for one of the positions, how long does it usually take to hear something back? Im asking because i can leave at anytime.
  #6  
Old 16 May 2012, 13:59
Maverick's Avatar
Maverick Maverick is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 753
Ranger. It can be quick or take awhile. Everything will have to be approved by the client. I would expect to wait roughly 2-3 months at least. Also, do not quit any job you have now. Even if you get cleared and go to vetting.
  #7  
Old 16 May 2012, 14:52
Silverbullet's Avatar
Silverbullet Silverbullet is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: In my bunker
Posts: 11,878
This thread is not going to turn into another "how long will it take" or "will my clearance transfer" or anything along those lines.

If you're qualified, apply for the job. Don't quit your day job until you have a contract.

Thanks
  #8  
Old 16 May 2012, 16:39
rangerdmr09 rangerdmr09 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Midland, GA
Posts: 6
i would never do that, i know ill be good once i am on the ground over there. I have read to many post about guys quitting there jobs thinking that they would be gone in a few days on contract. Thanks for the answers guys. I know some companies are pretty quick with responses and others are slow.
  #9  
Old 17 May 2012, 20:01
Hot Mess's Avatar
Hot Mess Hot Mess is offline
In Vino Veritas
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Where you vacation
Posts: 7,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerdmr09 View Post
I have submitted all the paperwork for one of the positions, how long does it usually take to hear something back? Im asking because i can leave at anytime.
LOL, I had to get a waiver from the client and it took so long I thought they had told me to go F myself I was surprised when they got a hold of me.
__________________
Quote:
When they kick out your front door,How you gonna come? With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun
But wherever I have gone, I was sure to find myself there, You can run all your life, But not go anywhere
  #10  
Old 22 May 2012, 15:42
reggman reggman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 14
I burned some vacation days to go to March vetting class, then came right back to work here. I'm itching to go, but I can handle some more barbeque and cold beer while I'm waiting.
  #11  
Old 28 May 2012, 10:31
sargentsk sargentsk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 35
Is this contract being bid on by Academi? I noticed on Indeed.com it was posted through them. On the Academi webpage, it was post in Jan. of 2011. I know Academi is recruiting for a possible contract for armed guards.
  #12  
Old 28 May 2012, 10:35
Silverbullet's Avatar
Silverbullet Silverbullet is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: In my bunker
Posts: 11,878
No.
  #13  
Old 28 May 2012, 10:38
sargentsk sargentsk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverbullet View Post
No.
New here and new to looking into contracting jobs. Info is scarce on other sites and the wording is the same in some of these job postings
  #14  
Old 28 May 2012, 10:42
Silverbullet's Avatar
Silverbullet Silverbullet is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: In my bunker
Posts: 11,878
If you read through this site you will see that it is clearly stated when a contract is not awarded.
  #15  
Old 28 May 2012, 10:45
sargentsk sargentsk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 35
Ok, thanks.
  #16  
Old 28 May 2012, 11:42
MixedLoad's Avatar
MixedLoad MixedLoad is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CONUS
Posts: 6,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by sargentsk View Post
Info is scarce on other sites and the wording is the same in some of these job postings
It's based on the particular requirements which are non-negotiable.

Black and white answer here:

Looking at your stated qualifications in your profile you will meet the requirements for work on the COBRA contract.
__________________
“Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re"

Last edited by MixedLoad; 28 May 2012 at 11:43. Reason: ETC
  #17  
Old 28 May 2012, 16:29
sargentsk sargentsk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by MixedLoad View Post
It's based on the particular requirements which are non-negotiable.

Black and white answer here:

Looking at your stated qualifications in your profile you will meet the requirements for work on the COBRA contract.
thanks
  #18  
Old 29 May 2012, 10:29
freefall580 freefall580 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Yuma Az
Posts: 17
My information was submitted in October, and still waiting, had my background in January
  #19  
Old 1 June 2012, 09:19
JMA321 JMA321 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fayetteville, Ar
Posts: 13
Being that I only have 8 Months experience in Afghanistan and one of the requirements is that I must have 12 do you think they may give a waiver for that?
I have received the email for my SF-86, which is crazy that I have to do this when I already have a clearance. Is this something that is normal with most contract jobs?
  #20  
Old 1 June 2012, 10:12
Tripod's Avatar
Tripod Tripod is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 1,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMA321 View Post
I have received the email for my SF-86, which is crazy that I have to do this when I already have a clearance. Is this something that is normal with most contract jobs?
This program and the client are not your run of the mill contracting job.
__________________
If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium ...
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
SOCNET