Security Contractor Jobs

Security Contractor Job Overview

For military veterans who have separated from the service, a job as a security contractor can be an extremely lucrative way to manage the transition and move into a new career. Private security contractors provide services to firms doing business in countries that are allies of the United States. Sometimes also called private military contractors, these jobs are usually in global "hot spots," which may be experiencing sectarian violence or civil war.

Most companies separate security contractors into two tiers. Tier 1 contractors are usually combat veterans with backgrounds in special ops, like Navy SEALs or Army Rangers. Tier 2 security contractors are usually infantry members with combat arms experience but no Special Forces experience. Some companies are opening Tier 2 positions to law enforcement officers, as well.

Some tasks of security contractors may include:

  • Guarding convoys carrying equipment and supplies
  • Providing personal security to employees of the firm
  • Patrolling and defending the physical buildings of the company or agency
  • Developing security plans for the safe movement of people and materials
  • Purchasing and maintaining weapons and equipment necessary for protection

Most private security contractor jobs require overseas travel and long periods away from home. The work environment can be dangerous and the hours grueling. A typical schedule is six 12-hour shifts per week with one day off.

Security Contractor Job Education Requirements

Security contractors with special forces backgrounds usually have a bachelor's degree, while enlisted service members and non-officers are required to have only a high school diploma or GED. The most important educational requirement for security contractors is a background in military tactics and combat. This usually requires that security contractors have completed boot camp and/or officer candidate school, as well as specialized military education and training related to infantry and combat skills.

Security Contractor Job Market

With the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq drawing to a close, the opportunities for security contractors will naturally decrease over time. However, many global companies have operations in unstable areas and there are many elite private security firms offering services to foreign governments, individuals, and businesses. Experienced special operators rarely have trouble obtaining security contractor jobs.

Security Contractor Job Salary Information

Due to the dangerous nature of the job and the extreme working conditions, security contractors command six-figure salaries, which are tax free if earned overseas. Some security contractors earn $750 per day, while others are paid an annual salary in the $125,000 to $200,000 range.

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Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) Manages, administers & develops security procedures for programs w/contractual security req. DoD security clearance req. Min 4 yrs relevant exp. For more info, visit Scaled.com...
Description Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Sector, ESCO Security- Program Security Support Business Division seeks a Contractor Program Security Officer 3 to join its team. The position is located in Linthicum, MD. This position performs the day- to-day security functions for Restricted Work Programs. Specifically, this position performs the following work responsibilities: · All aspects...
The Security Technician position is contract work only position and as a contractor you shall be responsible for installing, testing and troubleshooting security system sub-level devices (i.e. patch panels, junction boxes) jobs and head end equipment on small or less complex jobs. Performing field verification testing and commissioning. Reading and adhering to blueprints and installation design p...
Overview: MobileIron is the leader in security and management for mobile applications, documents and devices. The company was founded in 2007 with the belief that mobility would fundamentally change every business process in an organization. MobileIron was founded to bring simplicity to the chaos of mobility. From day one, MobileIron's focus has been 100% customer success through innovation, lea...
HIRING UNPARALLELED EMPLOYEES AND GIVING THEM EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED THROUGH TRAINING, PERFORMANCE-BASED MERIT, AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS), formerly Pinkerton Government Services, has partnered with Monster.com and is actively recruiting qualified new and experienced individuals for immediate opportunities with our nationwide backgr...
Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO). Job Summary: The CPSO will provide expertise in security functions and activities supporting designated technical and engineering programs for the Laborat...
Responsibilities: Overview: This is a temp contractor opportunity with the potential to convert to a full time employee. Responsibilities: Monitoring of all Linux Servers with a focus on systems security to identify and implement appropriate security controls in accordance with corporate standards, compliance regulations and guidance from Nuance Security Organisation (NSO) including: Hardening...
LinQuest is a small business focused on the engineering, integration, deployment and operation of state of the art command and control, communications, navigation, surveillance and reconnaissance, launch and information systems that deliver critical network centric capabilities to the warfighter. LinQuest provides high-end technical services spanning the engineering, testing, operation, and susta...
Kforce Technology Houston, TX
Job Description: RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Security Analyst Contractor for a fortune 100 client in the local Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) area. They are interested in speaking with individuals that not only can assist with incident responsibilities but can be flexible in assisting with customers on connectivity request and following a process with the engineers to ensure accur...
Responsibilities: Overview: This is a temp contractor opportunity with the potential to convert to a full time employee. Responsibilities: Monitoring of all Linux Servers with a focus on systems security to identify and implement appropriate security controls in accordance with corporate standards, compliance regulations and guidance from Nuance Security Organisation (NSO) including: Hardenin...
Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO)(95840) Security - Administration USA-CO-Aurora Security Clearance:TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance Status:Must be Current Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:Continental US Percent of Travel Required:Up to 10% Description Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) Summary: This position serves as Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) respo...
We are a fast growing IT consulting firm looking for an experienced IT Security Consultants who would like to increase their billable hours. The consultants will lead the delivery of a variety of information security assessment and consulting projects including: vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, social engineering, wireless security assessments and web application security reviews. ...
Responsibilities and Duties: The Contractor Program Security Officer is responsible for the management, direction, administration and development of security programs and procedures for those assigned programs that have contractually imposed security requirements in excess of normal National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual requirements. The Contractor Program Security Officer is the ...
Scitor Corporation Aurora, CO, 80041
Scitor is seeking a Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) at our Aurora, Colorado facility to support multiple programs/customers within the Security organization. This position will assist with preparation of security plans, reviewing applicable regulations, and established procedures for all areas of security to include Personnel Security, Information Security, Physical/Technical Security, ...
DynCorp International LLC PATRICK AFB, FL
Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO)1406842 Primary Location UNITED STATES-VIRGINIA-MCLEAN Security Clearance:Top Secret/SCI Job Summary The Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) is responsible for developing and implementing security policies and procedures in coordination with government agencies and DynCorp International (DI) Security leadership. Coordinates and monitors sensiti...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn up to $20+/hour in fares – more than any ridesharing platform around. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE HOURS: Why stress about part-time or full-time? Work on...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn up to $20+/hour in fares – more than any ridesharing platform around. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE HOURS: Why stress about part-time or full-time? Work on...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn up to $20+/hour in fares – more than any ridesharing platform around. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE HOURS: Why stress about part-time or full-time? Work on...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn up to $20+/hour in fares – more than any ridesharing platform around. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE HOURS: Why stress about part-time or full-time? Work on...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn up to $20+/hour in fares – more than any ridesharing platform around. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Earn up to $20+/hour. FLEXIBLE HOURS: Why stress about part-time or full-time? Work on...

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