It's not only government soldiers these days who are roaming
security checkpoints in Afghanistan, or doing bomb detection in Iraq. In fact, it's hardly government soldiers at
all anymore; resources are spread far too thin in these overseas locations, and the military simply can't afford to
use valuable soldiers in such mundane tasks. Enter Blackwater, one of the largest private military firms in the
world. Blackwater employment opportunities abound as the security and logistical requirements of the United States
military progress, and now more than ever is it a good time to apply to become a modern
Of course, as a modern mercenary, you're not going to be going
out on the frontlines shooting insurgents and terrorists. No, thanks to the United Nations Mercenary Convention of
1989, public opinion has been swayed against the offensive deployment of private military contractors. Instead,
Blackwater employment opportunities, specifically those involving overseas deployment, more often revolve around
armed security guards, logistics personnel, guard dog handlers, and the like. The Blackwater website has a careers
section that describes its contract employment opportunities: There are openings for Guard Team Supervisor,
Firearms Instructor, even the aforementioned Explosive Detection Dog handler. More mundane but no less important
jobs include Armorer, XPG Cook and Food Service, and XPG Facility Maintenance and Life Support. These job
opportunities all require a certain amount of military and security experience and training, because personnel who
take these jobs will be deployed to high-risk zones that have the potential of being compromised by enemy forces.
Overseas contract jobs are risky indeed – but they also pay wall, and help support troops abroad. There are also
domestic employment opportunities that are much more long-term, being described as "full-time" on the website.
These cover jobs in training and security capacities at Blackwater's training centers, such as the Impact Training
Center in North Carolina.
Blackwater employment opportunities are fairly substantial, pay
well, and give good returns on one's resume in terms of military experience and training. The better-paying
overseas jobs of course have an element of risk, but they're also more important and more fulfilling – and really,
who could argue with 500 USD per day for several months, for a security guard contract? Even the ones back at home
pay well and are strong points for experience. Blackwater employment opportunities are viable for any military or
law enforcement men looking to work in the private sector, or simply people who want a job that isn't all about
being at a desk all day.