Energy Northwest Nuclear Security Officer - Project - 6247 in Richland, Washington
Nuclear Security Officer - Project
An armed, uniformed individual, whose primary duties are the protection of special nuclear material from theft, and protection of a nuclear plant against radiological sabotage. The ability to demonstrate physical fitness for assigned security duties as required by the 10CFR Part 73, Appendix B.I.C.
The Nuclear Security Officer (NSO) is responsible to ensure physically checking buildings and rooms to determine if they are secure and in order. Responsibilities include tactical armed responder duties and alarm assessment. Act as a surveillance sentry and vital door guard. Operate reader and communication equipment. Perform armed escort and response duties. Conduct vehicle, personnel, and material searches for the detection of firearms, explosives, and incendiary devices. The individual must be able to perform and demonstrate the ability to complete physical training qualifications to maintain access. May be required to withstand occasions of extreme physical exertion when responding to alarms and during drills. Must be able to work any shift and overtime as required.
Will work with the following equipment, tools, machinery, and material: X-ray machines, 2-way radios, firearms, capstun, ammunition, handcuffs, response equipment (body armor, body bunkers, gas mask, tactical vest, mobile defensive barrier, gas canister, and other pertinent security equipment), alarm panels, hand-held metal detectors, badges, dosimeters, vehicle search mirror, flashlights, cameras, monitors, intrusion detection system, and other standard security and office equipment.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• A high school diploma or GED is required.
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to meet requirements to lawfully possess or receive firearms and ammunition in performance of Nuclear Security Officer duties.
Continuing Qualifications to maintain position:
• Successful completion of Plant Access, Safeguards, and Respiratory Protection training.
• Must successfully pass initial and subsequent medical, physical fitness, psychological, cognitive, personality, and security training imposed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or Energy Northwest.
These are project positions (multiple positions available) with a duration of up to 1 year.Full-time employment is expected to begin November 25, 2019.This is a bargaining unit position and the pay rate is $24.91 per hour.
Must have high school diploma or GED, be 21 years of age, possess a valid drivers’ license, pass a drug and alcohol test, pass all physical requirements including a psychological examination and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access.
Mandatory Job Requirements
The following are representative examples of mandatory Nuclear Security Officer employment requirements:
Work 12-hour rotating shifts, days and nights, including weekends and holidays.
Carry weapons and are required to complete and pass periodic firearm testing.
Maintain stringent fitness requirements and are required to complete and pass an annual fitness agility test.
Complete and pass a yearly medical qualification examination.
Be clean-shaven and meet grooming standards.
Wear the uniform issued by Energy Northwest.
Subject to random alcohol and drug testing.
Subject to periodic background and credit screening.
Must successfully complete ongoing classroom training, weapons training and on-the-job training.
The following qualifications are desirable for the Nuclear Security Officer position:
Military or Security-related Work Experience
Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement Degree or Work Experience
Employment Background Investigation
Energy Northwest Nuclear Security Officers are required to carry weapons; therefore we will conduct a thorough background investigation, which will include fingerprinting sent to the FBI. You must provide 10 year work history with no gaps (must explain what you have been doing for the last 10 years).If you have been convicted of the misdemeanor crime of Domestic Violence, you will not be able to lawfully possess or receive firearms or ammunition for any purpose.
This position is represented by United Steel Workers (USW Local 12-369)
No relocation assistance
Hiring Process Timeline
See below for approximate dates and locations for the application process. Candidates who move from one stage to the next will be specifically notified.
September 9 th -10 th : Personality/Cognitive Testing will be conducted. You will need to be available 3-4 hours on one of these days for cognitive testing.
September 16 th -27 th :Interviews will be scheduled after successful completion of the cognitive test. You will need to be available for approximately 1 hour for one of these days for this process.
October 7 th -8 th : Contingent Offers extended-contingent on your ability to successfully complete the remaining items of the pre-employment testing, which involves medical evaluations and physical agility testing.Please be aware that more candidates are receiving contingent offers of employment than there are positions available, since it is anticipated that some candidates may be unsuccessful in the final pre-employment testing and/or may choose to withdraw. If more candidates successfully complete the final pre-employment testing than there are positions available, final offers will be based upon an assessment of the candidates’ performance throughout all phases of the selection process.
October 14 th -17 th : Physical examination will be completed by a physician at Lourdes Occupational Health Center in Pasco, WA. Due to the tight schedule, there is no flexibility for rescheduling physicals in the event of a “no-show.” Please note that you may have multiple appointments, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you are available on the dates mentioned above. You will need to be available approximately 1.5 hours one of these days for this process.
Medical Testing and Physicals consist of:
Fasting blood test
Vision test to include intraocular eye pressure
Pulmonary Function Test
November 4 th -7 th : Temporary Hire & Pre-Employment Testing.You will be paid for all training from this point forward. Expect to be available 3-5 days during this timeframe. Pre-employment testing will include Fitness for Duty (drug and alcohol testing), MMPI (Psychological evaluation), General Employee Training (computer based testing) and Physical Agility Testing.Wear running shoes and comfortable clothing when participating in this test.
The Agility Test is a Physical Performance Test, which consists of:
Sit Up--complete 22 sit-ups in 60 seconds
Arm Lift--must achieve an average score of 50 lbs of force on 3 tries
Leg Endurance--minimum standard is 88 revolutions within 60 seconds pedaling a preset bicycle
Horizontal ladder coordination test.
November 11 th -12 th : Final Offers Made.Final offers will be based upon an assessment of the candidates’ performance throughout all phases of the selection process. An evaluation period of 6 months will be conducted; this will determine your continued full-time employment.
November 25 th : Expected Start Date. Congratulations! You successfully completed all phases of the application/employment process. This will be your official start date of training. Benefits will be effective December 1st.
If you have any questions, you may contact Theresa Chow at Energy Northwest at (509) 377-8379 .
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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This posting is open through August 25, 2019.
Equal Employment OpportunityWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.EEOis the law, click here to learn moreThis posting is open through August 25, 2019.