Gavin de Becker & Associates is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection. Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence.
This is an entry-level Analyst position in our Threat Assessment & Management Division for candidates interested in pursuing a career in investigations and intelligence. This position is based in San Antonio, TX and will be a mixture of in-person work and remote work. Suitable candidates should be able to commute to North San Antonio, TX at least once per week.
- You’re a college graduate who is inquisitive and eager to learn. You’re a self-starter.
- You like solving puzzles. You can sort through a lot of information and decipher connections.
- You’re able to handle multiple deadlines and competing priorities. You can shift gears quickly.
- You are a strong writer who is able to persuade others and get your viewpoint across.
- You carry yourself with confidence, are poised in meetings, and are able to think on your feet.
- You are able to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
- You’re able to pass our background check and drug and nicotine screenings.
- You’ve worked in an office, and you’re comfortable in a fast-paced work environment.
- You’ve been exposed to general legal principles and procedures; maybe you’re thinking about law school or have worked in a law firm or an investigative firm.
- You’re familiar with Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and computerized legal research. For example, for a paper, you used LexisNexis, or perhaps you have used TLO or another data broking website in an entry level position you’re working now.
- You have an interest in sociology, psychology, investigations, journalistic research, and/or risk assessment. Testing a hypothesis or discovering hard-to-find information is exciting to you.
Responsibilities & Expectations
You’ll be joining an ambitious team whose mission is to assess, investigate, and manage cases involving safety and privacy. You’ll review and assess written and verbal inappropriate communications to determine risk factors and areas requiring further research and assessment. Successful candidates who have previously pursued this position have typically demonstrated an interest in law, psychology, and criminal justice.
- Evaluate court records, public documents, open sources, database records and other investigative sources.
- Conduct OSINT, as needed, to acquire more information on relevant person(s) and/or events.
Analysis & Assessment
- Review, identify, and analyze trends and inconsistencies in reporting and research findings.
- Draw actionable and impactful conclusions to mitigate risk and acquire hard-to-find information.
- Clearly express methodology and recommendations to management and peers in writing and presentations.