[DSS] Information & Careers | Department of Special Services

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[DSS] Information & Careers | Department of Special Services

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

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State of San Andreas Department of Justice
DEPARTMENT of SPECIAL SERVICES


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“Fidels at Audax”

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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. 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.Image
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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.
Until 2016, the Department of Special Services was part of the Los Santos City Government. 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 and security endeavors.



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, Chris Feller has been appointed as the 26th Director of the Department of Special Services by the San Andreas Office of the Governor on September 11th, 2016. Mr. Feller is also the current Chief Sergeant-at-Arms for the San Andreas State Senate.

After serving in the U.S. Federal Government in multiple different sectors for over 21 years, Mr. Feller has been hired into the Department on the 1st of February, 2015 as an Assistant Director.
Shortly after his appointment as Assistant Director he had been appointed as the Director of the Department of Special Services.

In 1992, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Marine Regiment. Mr. Feller has been deployed several times during his service to Somalia and Iraq and has partaken in several known military operations such as Operation Vigilant Resolve and Operation Phantom Fury. During his service he managed to obtain a senior position in the military as a Staff Sergeant in 2001.
Mr. Feller then proceeded to become a training instructor for the U.S. Marine Corps until 2004 when his military employment ended.

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, United States of America. He specialized in intelligence, espionage and surveillance operations.

In 2009, Mr. Feller has been working for the State Department's, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service as a supervisor. 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 to the U.S. Embassy in Suriname conducting the same duties.

Mr. Feller has also worked for Academi for three years where he has been training military and security personnel by giving various tactical and firearm courses.
Deputy Director
Daniel Spencer

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Daniel Spencer was appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Special Services on 20th of April, 2016.

In 2008 just after turning 21 years old, Mr. Spencer began his security career as a security guard for an art gallery in his home town within the city of Winter Haven, Florida.
Mr. Spencer worked at the gallery for two years, eventually leaving his post in 2010 as a shift supervisor.

In 2010, Mr. Spencer left his home town and traveled to Miami where he trained at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Training Academy for a course of 12 months.

In 2011, Mr. Spencer was employed as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, partaking in numerous large-scale operations, two being Operation Snake Oil and Operation Patria.

In 2014, Mr. Spencer left his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration and moved to
Los Santos, San Andreas, where he briefly focused on the administrative side of work for the city government, working as a Licensing Official.
In early 2015 after realizing that he missed his previous job, Mr. Spencer resigned from his post as a Licensing Official and began searching for new career opportunities.

In mid-late 2015, Mr Spencer was employed into the Department of Special Services, working as a Protective Agent until he was promoted to Protective Agent In Charge in late 2015 after showing a keen interest in the department.

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PROTECTION

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, including: the Special Response Team; the Counter Surveillance Unit; and the Division of Uniformed Services. Other specialized resources also serve 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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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.

Please do note that job openings for the 'Protective Agent' position are very rare. Are you interested in becoming a Protective Agent we recommend that you apply for the Uniformed Security Officer job position where you will be required to serve as a Uniformed Security Officer for up to 1 / 2 months before being eligible to internally apply and transfer to the role of Protective Agent.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 “Fidels at Audax” (Bold but Faithful) 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
Hiring Process for both the Protective Agent and Uniformed Security Officer:
[+] Protective Agent
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Application and Qualifications / Resume Review


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Financial & Background Investigation


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Written Examinations


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APAT (Applicant Physical Abilities Test)


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Interview & Polygraph Examination (( & Teamspeak Interview ))


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Medical Examination


STEP 7
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Hiring Panel

[+] Uniformed Security Officer
STEP 1
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Application


STEP 2
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Financial & Background Investigation


STEP 3
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Written Examinations


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APAT (Applicant Physical Abilities Test)


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Interview (( & Teamspeak Interview ))


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Medical Examination


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Hiring Panel

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.

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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WHITESPACE
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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 as a protective agent or security officer?
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.

(( How do I check a box in the application? ))
(( An unchecked box:

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Is there a specific format for my Curriculum Vitae?
Having a proper format for your CV in your application is your own responsibility.

Is it possible that a job application gets rejected because of a bad qualifications / CV format?
Yes, we have high expectations of our applicants and this includes the ability to present your qualifications / CV in an acceptable format.

Is a firearm license or certification required in order to apply for any job position?
Yes, you need to be in possession of a valid License to Purchase a Firearm (PF), as authorized by the Los Santos Police Department, at the time of applying for any job position.

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

Can I prepare for the APAT (Applicant Physical Abilities Test)?
Yes you can:
  • Do not consume alcohol the night before.
  • Do not train the week the APAT is scheduled to take place.
  • A good warming up.
  • Strength and endurance training.
  • 2 to 3 training sessions a week.

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 DSS 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 very easy one and consumes time from both us and the applicant and therefor we expect patience from our applicants.

Am I sworn in as a Peace Officer while I work for the DSS?
No, the Department of Special Services does not employ any sworn in peace officers. All 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 applicants to partake in an OOC interview and its members to use Teamspeak and therefor you do need a working microphone. ))

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 112 Vinewood Boulevard, Los Santos, 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 » November 12th, 2016, 6:00 am

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PROTECTIVE AGENT
DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES

Position Title:
Protective Agent

Open Period:
04/06/2016 - 05/02/2017
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.


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.
  • Have relevant experience or a relevant background.
  • Be a former law enforcement officer in this state. (LSPD [Police Officer II], SASD [Deputy Sheriff I] or SADOC [Corporal]) - NOTE: This will be a requirement after 05/02/2017
  • Have a high school diploma 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 (any area below the wrist bone). 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.
  • Successfully complete all required training.
  • (( You must have a working microphone and be able to use Teamspeak. ))
  • (( 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. ))
  • (( 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. ))

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
Application title:

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Firstname Lastname [DSS] [Protective Agent]

Application format:
Find the application by clicking HERE



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Re: [DSS] Information & Careers | Department of Special Services

Postby Chris Feller » January 18th, 2017, 2:56 am

Attention,
Applications for the position of: Protective Agent
will close at 05/02/2017.
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