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Who We Are

Galahad is a professional executive protection security and consulting firm dedicated to providing unparalleled service to public figure and corporate clients. A career with Galahad offers many rewards. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to the safety and security of the people we serve; a wide variety of work and challenges; satisfaction with a challenging, service oriented career; and pride in being a member of a highly regarded and recognized leader in the field of executive protection, threat assessments, and investigations.

Galahad encourages you to pursue your interest in becoming a member of our firm. This is an exciting time to become a part of our team as we develop more client projects and increase our service base.

We are searching for the right individuals of unquestionable integrity who can demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills under all conditions. We will demand your commitment to being the best and your dedication to promoting the values by which Galahad was founded.

Good to Great

Finding the Right Person for the Job

Most companies are satisfied with being good which prohibits them from seeking anything more than what they have already achieved – Galahad is not. In fact, Galahad will not settle for anything less than great – in its people, in the services we provide clients, or in any instance of our professional lives.

What are you deeply passionate about?

Galahad Seeks Candidates Who Exhibit These Attributes

Professional Will

  • Creates superb results.
  • Demonstrates an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult.  A workmanlike diligence – more plow horse than show horse.
  • Sets the standard of building an enduring great company; will settle for nothing less.
  • Looks in the mirror, not out the window, to apportion responsibility for poor results, never blaming other people, external factors, or bad luck.

Personal Humility

  • Demonstrates a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation, never boastful.
  • Acts with quiet, calm determination; relies principally on inspired standards, not inspiring charisma, to motivate.
  • Channels ambition into the company, not the self; sets up successors for even greater success in the next generation.
  • Looks out the window, not in the mirror, to apportion credit for the success of the company – to other people, external factors, and good luck

First Who, Then What…

Getting the right people on the “team” allows Galahad to determine where we want to go into the future. We are rigorous, not ruthless, in making sure we hire only those candidates who are right for the job and who fit into our corporate culture that “good is the enemy of great.”

People Who Have an Opinion

Galahad seeks individuals who have an opinion  (and encourages vigorous debate in search of the best answers) yet those who all unify behind decisions once made, regardless of individual interests.  Galahad creates a culture wherein people have tremendous opportunity to be heard and, ultimately for the truth to be heard.

Galahad creates this climate by:

  1. Leading with questions, not answers;
  2.  Engaging in dialogue and debate, not coercion;
  3. Conducting autopsies, not blame;
  4. Mechanisms to turn information into information that cannot be ignored.

People as Assets

The old adage “People are our most important asset” is wrong and Galahad does not believe in it. Galahad does believe that the right people are our greatest strength– and there is a core distinction. Whether someone is the “right person” has more to do with character traits and innate capabilities than with specific knowledge, backgrounds, or skills. Re-read as it is important candidates understand.

Adversity

The way Galahad approaches adversity will set us apart. Our people hit the realities of any given situation head-on; as a result emerging from adversity even stronger. Galahad retains the ABSOLUTE FAITH THAT WE CAN AND WILL PREVAIL IN THE END, REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFICULTIES and at the same time CONFRONT THE BRUTAL FACTS OF OUR CURRENT BUSINESS REALITY, WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE.

Motivation

Galahad does not expend energy or time in motivating its people and sees it as a wasted effort.  If we have done our job in bringing aboard the RIGHT people, they will be SELF-MOTIVATED.  Re-read this.  Rather, Galahad does concern itself with the key of not de-motivating people – by not ignoring the facts of our current reality and creating an open dialogue with all members.

Culture of Discipline / Ethic of Entrepreneurship

Galahad’s sustained reputation is dependant upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent, and detail oriented.

Galahad’s culture involves duality: Consistency vs. Freedom

On one hand, it requires people who will adhere to a consistent system, yet, on the other hand gives people freedom and responsibility within the framework of that system. Re-read.

A Galahad member is a disciplined person who engages in disciplined thought and then who takes disciplined action….. i.e. people who display extreme diligence and a stunning (although calm) intensity.

Training

Galahad is strongly committed to employee training and growth. Behind our history as an industry leader, lies a management team devoted to quality and providing continued education in the field of public figure and executive protection.

In addition to our fast-paced and challenging work, we invest a tremendous amount of energy and effort in career development and enrichment. In the continually evolving field of high-level security services, we believe it is essential to help nurture the ideas that will develop into tomorrow’s innovations and achievements.

Our Personal Development and Training programs keep our employees inspired, up-to-date and energized. A full-time, year-round endeavor, our programs create targeted instructional courses that educate and give employees the tools needed to address real solutions.

Programs range from small, personal classroom seminars, real-life scenario instruction, and supervised hands-on field experience.

Careers

Career Oriented Executive Protection Professionals

Galahad employs dedicated professionals in the field of executive protection, threat assessment, and investigations. They have chosen a career committed to helping our clients manage their security, safety, and privacy challenges.

Our staff form a unique group of talented and creative individuals who are each making significant contributions while supporting one another in our shared commitment to excellence.

Galahad understands that the time invested in recruiting the right candidates leads to solid employees. In turn, solid employees lead to satisfied, long-term clients, allowing Galahad to realize its mission of building strong, long-lasting relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

Job Opportunities

All positions within Galahad have different eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications:

US citizenship required.

Must be at least 19 years of age at time of application for Entry Level Security Guard; 21 years of age for Executive Protection Agent.

Must have 2 years verifiable prior Executive Protection experience (applies only to Executive Protection position).

(1) Minimum: High school diploma or GED equivalent; (2) Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or (3) and equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Vision: Must be correctable to at least 20/30 (either eyeglasses or contact lenses).

Excellent physical health with no disabling physical or mental condition.

Interview: In-depth interview to determine an applicant’s suitability for security and/or high-level public figure protection, which includes, but is not limited to, the person’s appearance, personality, maturity, temperament, background, and ability to communicate.

Must not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for security and/or high-level public figure protection. (Complete and thorough background investigation.)

Reading and Writing Ability. Be able to read and write fluent English at the levels necessary to perform the job.

Valid California Class C driver’s license.

Valid U.S. Passport and International Certificates of Vaccination. (Required only for Executive Protection Agents on international travel assignments).

Valid certification in Adult, Infant, and Child CPR / First Aid

Visible Tattoos and Branding: An Agent, while on-duty, shall not display any tattoos and/or branding. Agents shall cover all tattoos/branding by wearing an authorized long-sleeved uniform shirt if in uniform; if in business attire, the business attire shall cover all tattoos. However, if an Agent has only one tattooed/branded area of a three-inch square or less to cover, the Agent may, instead of wearing a long-sleeved shirt, cover that area with only one patch, of a color as close to the wearer’s skin color as is reasonably available, up to a three-inch square. If the tattoo/branding area is more than can be covered by a three-inch square skin patch, the Agent shall wear the long-sleeved uniform shirt or business attire, as appropriate for the assignment. The intent is that no tattoos/branding shall be visible and that no more than one three-inch square skin patch shall be visible.

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard registration for Entry Level Security, and exposed firearms permit f(or Executive Protection position only). Applicants must be qualified for .40 caliber. Applicants who do not yet have these licenses may still apply but must demonstrate submission of license application to the State.

Applicants with less than 2 years of verifiable Executive Protection level experience must apply for our entry level Location Security Agent position. Entry level Agents will have the opportunity to promote to the Executive level based upon performance, work quality, and dedication, among other factors. The speed at which staff may promote is completely up to the individual’s desire and ability to excel in our work environment. Galahad promotes based upon performance and merit, not seniority.

US citizenship required.

Must be at least 19 years of age at time of application for Entry Level Security Guard; 21 years of age for Executive Protection Agent.

Must have 2 years verifiable prior Executive Protection experience (applies only to Executive Protection position).

(1) Minimum: High school diploma or GED equivalent; (2) Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or (3) and equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Vision: Must be correctable to at least 20/30 (either eyeglasses or contact lenses).

Excellent physical health with no disabling physical or mental condition.

Interview: In-depth interview to determine an applicant’s suitability for security and/or high-level public figure protection, which includes, but is not limited to, the person’s appearance, personality, maturity, temperament, background, and ability to communicate.

Must not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for security and/or hig-level public figure protection. (Complete and thorough background investigation.)

Reading and Writing Ability. Be able to read and write fluent English at the levels necessary to perform the job.

Valid California Class C driver’s license.

Valid U.S. Passport and International Certificates of Vaccination. (Required only for Executive Protection Agents on international travel assignments).

Valid certification in Adult, Infant, and Child CPR / First Aid

Visible Tattoos and Branding: An Agent, while on-duty, shall not display any tattoos and/or branding. Agents shall cover all tattoos/branding by wearing an authorized long-sleeved uniform shirt if in uniform; if in business attire, the business attire shall cover all tattoos. However, if an Agent has only one tattooed/branded area of a three-inch square or less to cover, the Agent may, instead of wearing a long-sleeved shirt, cover that area with only one patch, of a color as close to the wearer’s skin color as is reasonably available, up to a three-inch square. If the tattoo/branding area is more than can be covered by a three-inch square skin patch, the Agent shall wear the long-sleeved uniform shirt or business attire, as appropriate for the assignment. The intent is that no tattoos/branding shall be visible and that no more than one three-inch square skin patch shall be visible.

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard registration for Entry Level Security, and exposed firearms permit f(or Executive Protection position only). Applicants must be qualified for .40 caliber. Applicants who do not yet have these licenses may still apply but must demonstrate submission of license application to the State.

U.S. citizenship.

16 years of age upon hire.

Working toward a diploma, certificate, or degree in psychology, criminal justice, or related field.

Maintaining a satisfactory academic record of a 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average.

Academic letters of reference.

Must have excellent writing skills, analytical abilities, and computer skills.

Must be able to qualify under Galahad employee standards, including policy regarding the use of illegal drugs and must successfully take polygraph and drug test as part of the background investigation.

Must provide own transportation and lodging.

*Due to the very selective and highly competitive nature of our Intern Program, a small number of candidates are awarded internships each year. Candidates possessing strong academic credentials, outstanding character, and a high degree of motivation will be selected. Students applying for the program should: 1) have an interest in psychology / security / law enforcement (be a psychology, behavioral science, forensic science, criminology,  or criminal justice major); 2) meet the minimum requirements for the internship position; 3) receive school credits towards applied academic degree (official letter from school / academic department authorizing credit will be requested).

The Intern Program offers candidates an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a professional atmosphere.   Duties may include research, development, updating work projects, obtaining case materials, reviewing case files and entering information into the database, observe case consultations, and assisting behavioral case managers in administrative duties with regard to overall case assessment and management.

Interns selected must find his/her own housing and arrange for his/her own transportation in Los Angeles (suggestions and recommendations will be provided to all candidates selected for the program.

Rewards

A Job with a Future

Galahad offers full-time benefits that far exceed security industry standards. The wide variety of programs are designed to assist professionally, as well as personally.​

  • Competitive earnings
  • Paid overtime
  • Special assignment pay
  • Performance bonuses
  • Social security / state disability
  • Opportunities for promotional advancement
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • In-service training
  • Excellence and service awards
  • Recreation Connection program
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Military leave
  • Flexible schedule

Getting Hired by Galahad

Application and Interview Tips

We assess candidates on how well they can read and follow instructions. During all phases of the review process, make sure you complete all paperwork according to the specific instructions. Don’t allow yourself to be disqualified merely because you did not take the time to carefully follow the instructions given to you.

Know how to write a formal resume. Candidates can easily find tips and guidance through the Internet.

Return all application paperwork in a timely manner. You will demonstrate your interest and seriousness in the job by how quickly, and completely, you return the information.

Arrive 15 minutes in advance of any scheduled interview or appointment — do not be late. Take the time necessary to know where you are driving, allow for parking, and be fully prepared and not rushed.

Make the interviewers comfortable. Arrive to your interview presentable, relax, look the interviewers in the eye, shake hands, smile, be comfortable, answer questions directly, and don’t try to be anything more than who you are.

Be interesting and humble, enthusiastic, demonstrate outstanding competence and / or an overwhelming desire to learn, highlight your well-roundedness (work, academic, personal), and clarify how you are an excellent fit with both the position you’re applying for and Galahad’s culture overall.

Do your homework and learn about Galahad. You should be able to answer specific questions about our firm when asked. Show us that you care about the career you are applying for by demonstrating you’ve taking the time, effort, and energy to learn everything you can about your potential new employer.

Passion matters and it is skillfully perceived by us. You are probably wasting your time unless you are really excited about the position and work.

Presentation: You are competing with many other highly qualified candidates. Before interviewing, think about yourself, the good qualities you have, the enthusiasm you have, the work ethic and loyalty you have, the intelligence you have and say to yourself (without being arrogant), “If they hire me, they are going to be lucky to have me a part of this organization.” Then, communicate that effectively in the interview.

Make it personal. Communicate what YOU can do for the company.

Leadership qualities: We look for candidates who exhibit competence, courage, curiosity, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, adaptability, compassion, and above all common sense. Be prepared to tell the interviewers why you feel you have these traits and how you’ve demonstrated these traits in past work environments.

Lastly, you are who you are and you cannot change for the job you are applying for. If you communicate you are a sincere person, you are honest, and talk candidly about what you can bring to the company — your interviewers will appreciate and respect that, and you will have a great interview regardless of the outcome.

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Your First Step to a Rewarding and Challenging Job

Galahad is an equal opportunity employer. The Company has a tradition of innovation and creativity that is the result of working with and motivating diverse individuals with a wide range of talents. To apply for open positions, please follow the instructions below. Only those candidates who meet the specified qualifications will be eligible for further review.
Individuals submitting an online interest in response to job postings are not considered applicants with the Company until an original copy of the official application form of the Company is completed. Application forms will be provided prior to a scheduled interview.

Please review our Recruiting Disclaimer before proceeding.

Follow the Specified Process

To keep our application process streamlined and because we receive many requests for employment, our office now only accepts job inquiries through the official Online Interest Form of this website (we do not accept cold calls nor unexpected mailed, emailed or faxed resumes). This helps us to ensure you receive a prompt reply.

All candidates seeking employment with our firm must first submit the official Online Interest Form below. Both the volume of interest in posted positions and the quality of all candidates help to make this a very competitive process. If your Online Interest Form is the best match to the position requirements or more information is needed, a Galahad representative may contact you.

Do not call our office to follow up on interest forms or application submissions. If your interest form or application is not the best match, no further contact will be made. Again, all cold calls, letters of interest and resumes (sent either by mail, email or fax) prior to being requested by our office will not be accepted.

Out of State / Non U.S. Resident Applicants

An out of state/ non U.S. resident candidate must be willing to travel at his / her own expense for all required phases of the application process. Additionally, upon official agreement, the candidate must relocate permanently to Los Angeles at his / her expense. Candidates who have not already made plans to relocate should not submit the interest form below.

Galahad understands the burden this places on these applicants and will make an effort to consolidate as many steps in the process as reasonably possible. Out of state / non U.S. resident applicants may be able to complete the entire process within 3 trips or less to Los Angeles; at their own expense.

Is the process different for out-of-state applicants?

The only difference between the out of state process and the process for someone from Los Angeles is the ease and availability to access the steps in the application process over time. The amount of time it takes for an applicant from in state and an applicant from out-of-state can be the same.

Be a Part of Something Great

Our associates possess the highest level of integrity and honesty, take pride in their work, and have a commitment to both excellence and service. If you share these values, and are up for both challenging and rewarding work assignments, join our team!

The ability to follow instructions is an important first assessment of your candidacy. Read carefully and follow the instructions.

Because we get many applicants who do not live in Los Angeles County, please note: Galahad work assignments are generally based in the Greater L.A. area. If you live outside Los Angeles County, make sure you have considered the reality of your drive time, personal transportation costs, and ability to respond to emergency work requests before applying.

**Every box of this form must be completed and requested files attached or your form will not be sent**

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