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[DSS] Information & Careers | Department of Special Services [OPEN]

Postby Chris Feller » November 12th, 2016, 5:58 am

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ABOUT US

Postby Chris Feller » November 12th, 2016, 5:59 am


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ImageOverviewThe Department of Special Services is a self operating state government child agency under the State of San Andreas Department of Justice primarily tasked with the protection of high ranking government officials (i.e. the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice, State Secretaries and Senators) and the security of municipal and state owned government properties. Secondly the department is the primary entity to fully serve the San Andreas Court with all necessary equipment and resources for various tasks and reason ranging from; bailiff services, probation enforcement, serving subpoena's and court security.
Established in 2008 as the 'Los Santos Mayoral Security Detail' primarily for the Mayor we now combine first-rate personal protection and intelligence to counter any kind of threat against any high ranking government officials from all layers of the San Andreas Government and serve the San Andreas Courts in many ways.
(( The Department of Special Services is a fictional government 'security' department with a variety of different tasks under the San Andreas Department of Justice. The DSS is not specifically based on any 'real' government agency but did take inspiration from; The United States Secret Service, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, California Highway Patrol (Protective Services Division), U.S. Marshal Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. And therefore the DSS can be considered a unique mix between all these 'real' agencies. We provide fun, realistic government personal protection and security-related roleplay. ))Image
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The Department of Special Services was established in 2008 as the 'Los Santos Mayoral Security Detail' as a part of the Los Santos City Government. The Department of Special Services has grown from a small team staffed by a few operatives with one simple task to protect the mayor, to an organization with a wide variety of protectee's and other related responsibilities.

On October 1, 2016, the 'Bureau of Special Services' was transferred from the Los Santos City Government to the State of San Andreas Department of Justice. The transfer also came with an official name-change from the 'Bureau of Special Services' to the 'Department of Special Services'. Recognized for its central role in the protection of the state’s leaders and critical infrastructure of the State of San Andreas, the Department of Special Services contributes to the State of San Andreas Department of Justice’s common mission of protecting the American people from harm.

Today, the Department of Special Services works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. These entities are valued partners of the Department of Special Services, and they are integral to the Department’s investigative, protective, security and court affiliated endeavors.

The Department of Special Services had never suffered from any casualties in the line of duty up until February 17, 2017 when Deputy Director Daniel Spencer was murdered whilst working on a protection detail. Deputy Director Daniel Spencer was the first Department of Special Services employee to be killed in the line of duty.



Leadership
Director
Chris Feller

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After serving one year as the 24th Director of the Department of Special Services with a break in between, Governor Jesse Styles appointed Chris Feller as the 26th Director of the Department of Special Services on September 11, 2016. He is the first African American to hold the department in the history of the state.

After an impressive career serving in the United States Federal Government in multiple different sectors with a combined 31 years of service, Mr. Feller had been hired into the Department on February 1st, 2015 as a Deputy Director.
Shortly after his appointment as Deputy Director he was eventually nominated and appointed as the Director of the Department of Special Services.

Prior to joining the Department of Special Services, in 1982 he served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Marine Regiment. Mr. Feller had been deployed several times during his service to Grenada, Panama, Somalia and Iraq and has partaken in several known military operations such as Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, Operation Restore Hope (I & II), Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan, Operation Iraq Freedom, Operation Vigilant Resolve and Operation Phantom Fury.
He became a training instructor for the U.S. Marine Corps until 2004 when his military employment ended after 22 years of service.

In 2006, Mr. Feller had been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations as a Special Agent in Charge where he was stationed in Washington D.C., Washington. Where he specialized in intelligence, espionage and (counter)surveillance operations.

In 2009, Mr. Feller has been working for the State Department's, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service as a Special Agent in Charge. On May 2009, he had been assigned as the head of security for the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands 'til May 2010 where he was relocated and reassigned to the U.S. Embassy in Suriname conducting the same duties.

In 2016, Mr. Feller had been appointed the Executive Director for the Office of the Mayor with the Los Santos City Government under the Katherine Summers administration. He was responsible for the city's security and crisis management planning and emergency plans, public relations, mayor's security and government affairs.

Deputy Director
Michael Wicker

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Michael Wicker was appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Special Services on February 17, 2017.

Mr. Wicker has more than 29 years of national-level experience in operational and executive staff functions, facility and security operations; national security and contingency policy, planning and program management; strategic and tactical communications; and crisis-action decision making. A former Marine, he has been a member of the Executive Staff since February 2017.

Prior to joining the Department of Special Services, Mr. Wicker served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1987. He was deployed to his first overseas mission in 1990 to participate in the 'Gulf War' in Kuwait. After his first deployment, Mr. Wicker also participated in; Operation Restore Hope (I & II) and Operation Silver Wake.

In 2000, Mr. Wicker worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as a Special Agent for four years. He was stationed in the state of Colorado where he worked on various investigations and participated in numerous arrests and seizing operations.

In 2004, he was given the opportunity to apply for the United States Marshals Service (USMS) where he worked for four years. Mr. Wicker worked for the U.S. Marshals within the District of Nevada (D/NV), his home state. His first two years were spent dedicated to the capturing of fugitives and his second two years he spent working protection for the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

In 2008, Mr. Wicker began working for the United States Secret Service (USSS) and assigned to a field office, once again in his home state of Nevada. In his first two years he was bound to the investigative work of the agency (counterfeiting). In his third year Mr. Wicker was reassigned to protection and relocated to Washington D.C. His first protective mission was to protect Vice President Joe Biden as a part of the Presidential Protection Division. Mr. Wicker managed to transfer to the Counter Assault Team (CAT) in 2014 and worked as a Counter Assault Operator for the Presidential Protection Division, more specifically, the POTUS detail for President Barrack Obama. 2016 was the last year Micheal spent working with the United States Secret Service at the James J. Rowley Training Center as a training instructor.

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OUR TASKS

Postby Chris Feller » November 12th, 2016, 5:59 am


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ImageThe Protective MissionThe Department of Special Services is recognized for the physical protection it provides to the state’s highest elected leaders, visiting foreign dignitaries, facilities and major events. In order to ensure a secure environment for protectee's, the Department of Special Services integrates a variety of innovative technologies and maintains a highly skilled and motivated workforce.

Using advanced countermeasures, the Department of Special Services executes security operations that deter, minimize and decisively respond to identified threats and vulnerabilities. The protective environment is enhanced by specialized resources within the Department of Special Services to provide protection from threats, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials and explosive devices.
ImageWho does the Department of Special Services Protect?Permanent protectees, such as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice and the Mayor of Los Santos have protective agents permanently assigned to them to ensure their safety. Temporary protectees, such as mayoral candidates/nominees and foreign heads of state, are staffed with protective agents on temporary assignment. Protection for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice and Attorney General are mandatory. All other individuals entitled to Department of Special Services protection may decline protection if they choose to do so.ImageHow Protection WorksThe Department of Special Services is world-renowned for the physical protection it provides to the state’s highest elected leaders and other government officials. Permanent protectees, such as the Governor and his spouse, have details of protective agents permanently assigned to them. Temporary protectees, such as mayoral candidates and foreign dignitaries, are staffed with temporary protective agents and details.

The protection of an individual is comprehensive and goes well beyond surrounding the individual with well-armed agents. As part of the Department of Special Services mission of preventing an incident before it occurs, the department relies on meticulous advance work and threat assessments developed by its Counter Surveillance Unit to identify potential risks to protectees.

Advances in technology and the world’s reliance on interdependent network systems have also changed the Department of Special Services' protective responsibilities. No longer can government agencies rely solely on human resources and physical barriers in designing a security plan; agencies must also address the role and inherent vulnerabilities of critical infrastructures upon which security plans are built.
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The Court MissionThe Department of Special Services is the primary government entity tasked with serving the San Andreas Court system with all necessary equipment and resources for various tasks. These tasks can range from bailiff services, probation enforcement, subpoena serving and court security. The Department has provided court security for quite some time now and recently assumed the new role of being the primary operational entity for the San Andreas Court system.
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CAREERS

Postby Chris Feller » November 12th, 2016, 6:00 am


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ImageCareers Built on IntegrityChoosing the right career is an important decision. The Department of Special Services positions demand integrity, a great work ethic and teamwork.
More than a job, a career with the Department of Special Services offers one-of-a-kind training, a high level of responsibility and a future as you continuously apply new skills, making a positive impact. You’ll join an organization building highly-skilled teams worthy of trust and confidence.

Careers with the Department of Special Services are challenging and demanding, yet exciting and rewarding all at the same time. Protective Agents fulfill both the department's protective and investigative missions. Uniformed Division Security Officers serve an important role in securing and protecting our city's, county's and state's leaders and properties. Our many Administrative, Professional & Technical personnel are critical members of our highly-skilled workforce.ImageCurrent ListingsThe Department of Special Services' culture is represented through the department’s five core values: courage, honesty intelligence, loyalty and leadership. These values, and the adage “Fidus et Audax” (Faithful and Courageous) resonate with each man and woman who has sworn to uphold these principles. Not only do these values foster a culture of success, but they also hold each person to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

Because our highly-trained workforce is one of our greatest assets, we empower each individual to realize their full potential and more. The Department of Special Services offers career growth and opportunities to make your future as dynamic and rewarding as it can be. Those who are dedicated, driven by integrity and welcome unique challenges often find that the Department of Special Services is a perfect match.ImageHiring Processes
The State of San Andreas Department of Justice has a three step application process. During any of the steps of the application process, your application may be immediately denied. The first phase consists of a preliminary review of the application by the office or department that has been applied for. After the first phase, the application is forwarded to the Department of Special Services its own Human Resources Research and Assessment Division (HRR), who will then (in the following order) perform background checks. The next phase is an (( in-game )) interview. If the applicant successfully passes phase two of the application, the application is continues into phase 3 where additional tests may be conducted. (Think about a polygraph, physical test etc.)
We encourage applicants to apply for positions with the Department of Special Services electronically by submitting an application online. Positions may have unique application procedures. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to view current vacancy announcements and follow the specific application procedures outlined in the job opportunity announcement.



Hiring Process:
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Department of Special Services, Administrative Division
Application Review & Security and Background Checks.


STEP 2
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Department of Special Services, Administrative Division
Interview & Polygraph Examination


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Department of Special Services, Administrative Division
Written Examinations


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Department of Special Services, Executive Staff & Administrative Division
Hiring Panel



PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must submit to urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment. The time frame for completion of a background investigation varies depending on the history of the applicant. Typically, a full background investigation takes approximately six to nine days to complete. During this period of time a wide range of information is verified. This includes employment history, police records, credit history, school transcripts, neighborhood references and military records.

Certain positions may also require the applicant to successfully complete a medical examination. Age, vision and excellent physical condition requirements may also apply. All Department of Special Services employees must meet the eligibility requirements for a confidentiality security clearance.
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FAQ

Postby Chris Feller » February 12th, 2017, 8:35 am


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Has anyone died while working for the Department of Special Services?
Yes, unfortunately Deputy Director Daniel Spencer was the first one to lose his life in the line of duty.

Does the Department of Special Services carry any weapons?
Yes, a majority of our staff are armed. The department carries and uses a small variation of weapons to carry out its duties.
The standard service pistols issued by the department are the Sig Sauer P228/P229R and Five-seven MK2.

How much does the Department of Special Services train?
The department maintains scheduled and unscheduled mandatory training sessions for all its staff.

Does the Department of Special Services use any lights and sirens?
Yes, the department uses various vehicles fitted with emergency lights and sirens.

Does the Department of Special Services arrest people for crimes?
The Department can and will arrest people for penal code violations when committed in our presence and if deemed necessary. However where possible we prefer and favor local police handling arrests on behalf of the department.

Who does the Department of Special Services protect?
The department protects the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice, Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, State Senators, the Mayor of Los Santos and more.

Does the Department of Special Services maintain any special units or divisions?
Yes, the department maintains a variety of units and divisions to support its protective mission.

What is the difference between a Protective Agent and a Special Officer?
A protective agent has the ability to be deployed widely. Think about the department's investigative missions, special protection assignments etc. Where a Special Officer is only fixated on protection and everything directly related to it.

What do I write or fill in when a question in my application does not apply to me?
Never leave any blank answers, not applicable questions must always be answered with "N/A".

What is the training like?
Our training is extremely rigorous and can be considered a mix of both an extreme law enforcement and military training course.

Is there a lot of action working for the Department of Special Services?
Well, not always. "99% of the time nothing happens. We are here to prepare and be ready for that 1%."

I failed my application and it has been rejected but I don't know why.
If your application has been rejected and you wish to know the reason behind it, you are always free to send your application handler an e-mail. Keep in mind however that the Department of Special Services may choose to not provide you with a detailed reasoning.

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Is there a large version of the Department of Special Services logo available?
Yes, click here to download a large version of our logo.

Is a firearm license, permit or certification required in order to apply for any job position?
That depends on the job position you are applying for. Some job positions may not require any firearm license, permit or certification where some other job positions may require the possession of a personal firearms license (PF) as authorized and issued by the Los Santos Police Department.

Can I prepare for the Written Examinations?
No, there is no specific way to prepare for the exam.

Can I prepare for the medical examination?
Yes you can:
  • Do not consume alcohol the night before.
  • Refrain from consuming any caffeine products at least 12 hours before the examination.
  • Take your contact lenses off at least 12 hours before the examination.
  • Night contact lenses? You are not allowed to use them in the 3 weeks prior to the examination.
  • Refrain from being exposed to loud noises at least 48 hours before the examination.
  • Make sure you recently visited the dentist and do not experience any pains.

Can I prepare for the polygraph test?
Yes you can:
  • Sleep and eat normally before the exam.
  • Avoid taking medication to calm you down.
  • Treat the test like a job interview.

Do I get the chance to correct any mistakes in my application after submitting it?
No, you do not get the chance to correct any mistakes. If your submitted application contains any mistakes you risk the chance of your application getting denied. So check, double check and triple check your application before submitting it.

Can I contact the Department of Special Services and ask about my progress or if it is taking very long?
Yes and no. You may always ask us in what stage of the recruitment process you currently are. However we do not reply to any messages regarding the time period between different recruitment steps. The recruitment process is not a very easy one and consumes time from both us and the applicant and therefor we expect patience from our applicants.

Is there any paperwork involved while working for the Department of Special Services?
Yes, there are different types of paperwork that come along with the job.

Am I sworn in as a Peace Officer while I work for the Department of Special Services?
For a majority of the job positions the answer is no. However the Department of Special Services does employ Reserve Special Officers which are already sworn in peace officers with their respective Departments. All other job positions and staff are considered civilian government employees and share legal authority equivalent to any average civilian.

(( Do I really need a working microphone and Teamspeak? ))
(( Yes, the Department of Special Services requires all its members to use Teamspeak and therefor you do need a working microphone. ))

Can I transfer to the Department of Special Services?
Yes you can. Transfer letters are to be sent directly to Director Chris Feller by either an e-mail to [email protected] or by sending a written letter to 1850 Vinewood Boulevard, Vinewood, Los Santos 343, San Andreas SA 90012 directed at 'Department of Special Services, Office of the Director'. (( You need to have been a faction member of either the LSPD/ SASD/ SADOC/ SADOJ OSI or DSS in order to be considered eligible for a transfer. ))

Can I reinstate in the Department after either a honorably discharge and/ or resignation?
Yes you can. Reinstatement letters are to be sent directly to Director Chris Feller by either an e-mail to [email protected] or by sending a written letter to 1850 Vinewood Boulevard, Vinewood, Los Santos 343, San Andreas SA 90012 directed at 'Department of Special Services, Office of the Director'.

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JOB POSITION: PROTECTIVE AGENT

Postby Chris Feller » March 31st, 2017, 10:05 pm

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PROTECTIVE AGENT
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES

Position Title:
Protective Agent

Open Period:
01/04/2017 - Until Recruitment Needs are Satisfied
Duration Appointment:
Permanent - Full-time (36 - 38 hours a week)

Summary:
The role of Protective Agent offers qualified men and women a challenging and fulfilling career. The Department of Special Services recruits personnel of the highest caliber to carry out its integrated missions of investigation and protection.

Protective Agents perform a wide range of security functions and lead assignments as part of the protective mission for the Department of Special Services. Assignments may include maintaining designated protective security posts; inspecting all operational, designated protection details, safety, emergency, and convenience equipment of protective vehicles to ensure peak operating condition; driving protective vehicle or follow-up; controlling the movement of persons into and around multiple Department of Special Services secured facilities and associated areas; monitoring and operating various communications equipment and employing various advanced x-ray screening technologies in order to detect and identify high-risk items.

While the executive/ dignitary protection mission is publicly known, the Department of Special Services' investigative mission continues to grow due to developments in technology. Protective Agents may also be assigned to investigate threats made against protected dignitaries in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. In the field of protection, Protective Agents develop and implement innovative strategies to mitigate threats to our government's leaders and executives.

Protective Agents also provide (uniformed) property security for various local, county and state government properties. As well do protective agents serve the San Andreas Court system with all necessary equipment and resources for various tasks rangeing from probation enforcement, court security, bailiff services and serving subpoena's.


Requirements:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of application and younger than 50 at the time of receipt of a conditional offer of employment to continue in the application process.
  • Be a U.S High School graduate or possess a G.E.D or equivalent.
  • Possess a current valid driver’s license.
  • The Department of Special Services prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers. If you have visible body markings, you will be required to medically remove such visible body markings at your own expense prior to entering on duty with the Department of Special Services.
  • Proficiency in the use of various firearms.
  • Be in excellent health and physical condition.
  • Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Undergo a complete background investigation, to include in-depth interviews, drug screening, medical and polygraph examinations.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language, to an advanced degree.
  • May not hold any position or conduct any work alongside of employment with the Department of Special Services that may cause a conflict of interest.
  • (( You must be able to use Teamspeak and Discord. A microphone is preferred, but not mandatory. ))
  • (( Your admin record should be given for ALL past accounts as well as your current account you are applying with. This includes name-changed accounts. And you may not have any administrative punishments in the past 2 months [serious/many administrative punishments might affect the period]. ))
  • (( You may not be on probation on LS-RP, with or without game access. ))
  • (( You must not apply for more than one legal faction at any one time. If you are currently applying for another faction, you will be denied. ))
  • (( You must be at least level 3 to apply. ))

Benefits:
  • Health and dental insurance.
  • Low-cost life insurance.
  • Annual leave earned at the rate of 13 to 26 days per year, based on length of employment (prior federal civilian or military service is credited, as authorized)
  • Sick leave accumulated at the rate of 13 days per year without limit.
  • Paid holidays. (182 hours a year)
  • Comprehensive retirement benefits.
  • Internal educational, training and growing opportunities.

Salary Range:
  • $25,040.00 to $76,120.00 / Per Year
    • Additional bonus/ fees based on deployment and assignments with a yearly maximum of $20,025.00
  • Clothing Allowance of 3 x $250.00 per year. (you are expected to maintain neutral wardrobe that allows discrete working and blending in with the protectee, the surroundings and the occasion. However most of the time you will be wearing a conservative suit.)
    • One time clothing compensation of $400.00 at the start of employment to purchase your start wardrobe.

Applying
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Application format:
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