Executive Protection Officer, Senior Specialist


Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.


The key responsibilities of the Executive Protection Officer include:  

  • Provide for the safety and personal security of the Principal (executives and others, as assigned).
  • Mitigate threats and vulnerabilities via various means.
  • Act as Advance Team lead when the Principal travels. 
  • Independently preplan at event sites.  Investigate, review and assess security arrangements and intelligence gathering.  Coordinate with local law enforcement and private sector resources.
  • Independently investigate, review and analyze potential security risks at locations while Principal is present.
  • Act as NYL's point person with local law enforcement and venue management/security to assess potential risks and recommend and/or implement risk mitigating measures.
  • Determine composition and extent of local security resources.  Direct deployment of local resources.
  • Recommend and/or direct the Principal in matters relating to Security.
  • Travel with short notice, including extended worldwide travel.
  • Follow operation plans and handle trip requirements as directed by Corporate Security Managers.
  • Be able to provide emergency first aid/CPR if needed and have certification in each.
  • Mitigate threats and vulnerabilities via proactive means, site visits, and pre-planning security of events
  • Perform vehicle transportation functions as necessary and maintain the executive transportation vehicle to include the mandatory equipment (road emergency kit, medical/trauma kit, defibrillator, etc.).
  • Maintain proficiency in relevant protective services training.



  • At least ten years of law enforcement experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
  • Able to legally possess a firearm in NY State.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid medical certificate (DOT med card).
  • Certification in AED/First Aid/CPR.
  • Prior executive driving experience & training is preferred (either in the public or private sector).
  • Ability to work long hours including weekends.
  • A competent knowledge of local roadways.
  • Ability to travel with the executive and maintain a current passport.
  • Capable of independent thinking and able to communicate with all levels of guests and employees.
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain a high level of confidence.
  • Performs all other job-related duties as required.




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