Designated Defensive Marksman - (DDM)

Employer: Triple Canopy
Location: Baghdad, IQ (Primary)

Job Description

Provide designated defensive marksman services as assigned
Perform day-to-day personal protective security functions
Drive the lead vehicle, principal’s vehicle, follow-vehicle, and/or acting as response agent whenever
required in motorcade or similar operations
Maintains assigned protective formation position during principal’s walking movements
Participates in advance security preparations
Mans the security post at the principal’s residence or mans the command post, or other static post as required
Serves as a member of an ERT or QRF as assigned

Job Requirements
Must be a US citizen
Must have a valid U. S. issued driver’s license and valid U. S. issued tourist passport
Must attend and successfully complete a sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program issued by
a military, law enforcement, or security (government or commercial) training program. This
Sniper/DDM/sharpshooter program must be of suitable complexity and quality to adequately
prepare the graduate for successful performance as a DDM.

Examples of programs that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to:
US Marine Corps (USMC) Scout/Sniper
US Army Sniper School
US Special Forces Sniper School (formerly SOTIC)
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)/Special Weapons
and Tactics Team (SWAT)
Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Mobile Security Division (MSD) DDM
National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) recognized law enforcement sniper

Must provide evidence of a minimum M4 qualification score of 95% (i.e. 285 out of
300 with iron sights) or better on the DS qualification course of fire. This qualification must be the
candidate’s most recent M4 qualification and have been performed within the last ninety (90) days.
The candidate shall maintain this qualification level with the M4 throughout contract performance
under this position
Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience
A minimum of two (2) years of this experience must be as a DDM/sniper/sharpshooter. Candidates
claiming military experience must have either a sniper military occupation specialty (MOS) or additional
skill identifier (ASI). If claiming law enforcement experience for this requirement, must be full time,
not as a collateral duty
Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities
providing armed high threat protective services that require skills similar to those identified in the training course
Must attend and successfully complete all required training courses
Must qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, Remington 870 shotgun, M24, and SR25,
re-qualifying as required by the contract
Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order
Complete the Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of service on the contract
Possess no impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or
unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific.


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