Security Police Officer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Livermore, CA

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The Protective Force Division (PFD) within the Security Organization (SO) has multiple openings for Security Police Officers (SPO). Under general supervision, protect the Department of Energy's (DOE's) security interests and property from theft, vandalism, illegal entry, and other acts that may adversely impact national security or the health and safety of the Laboratory's employees with limited decision-making according to set policies and procedures. Assignments may be at either Livermore or Site 300 during day, swing, or owl shifts, and may require overtime and holiday work. Will interact with various Laboratory and non-Laboratory personnel to respond to service calls and to furnish and/or obtain information on general matters. The SPOs are represented under the Security Police Officers Association Collective Bargaining Agreement. These positions will report to an Operations Sergeant.

- Provide access control operations at fixed posts at the Laboratory’s perimeter entry/exit points.
- Patrol premises by foot/vehicle to ensure doors, windows, and gates are secure and to check facilities for reportable emergencies and hazards.
- Inspect buildings and vehicles for contraband and illegal items using search techniques involving persons, packages, and vehicles.
- Respond to security and fire alarms and emergency incidents.
- Write detailed reports describing emergencies, damage, theft, or unusual circumstances.
- Escort and observe persons/property to protect against thefts, irregularities, and unauthorized entry.
- Maintain knowledge of and comply with applicable DOE and LLNL security procedures.
- Successfully complete the Basic Security Police Officers Training course designed to provide the minimum level of skills and knowledge to competently perform all tasks associated with the SPO’s duties and responsibilities.
- Maintain annual training requirements developed by the SO Training Section under the general guidelines of Federal regulations, 10 CFR 1046.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.

- Perform light administrative responsibilities including time keeping, filing, etc.
- Participate as a controller during Force on Force exercises.

- High school diploma or equivalency, and related experience in security, military or law enforcement.
- Ability to successfully complete a physical fitness standard consisting of a one-half mile run in 4 minutes and 40 seconds and a prone-to-running 40 yard dash in 8.5 seconds; a comprehensive medical examination, including a multi-stage cardiovascular assessment; a psychological evaluation; and a drug test.
- Ability to successfully complete a basic training course designed to provide the minimum level of skills and knowledge to competently perform all tasks associated with the SPO duties and responsibilities.
- Ability to qualify with site-approved weapons, techniques, and equipment, which may be necessary either to protect the site, or to effectively engage and neutralize an adversary.
- Possession of or ability to obtain in a reasonable period of time, a valid California driver's license and maintenance of a home or cellular telephone.
- Ability to work under extreme outdoor weather conditions (i.e. hot/cold, wet/dry). Engage in frequent activities such as prolonged standing and sitting, running, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, twisting torso, reaching overhead, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying 51+ pounds, other vigorous exercise, and execution of weaponless defense techniques. Capability to use both hands, arms, legs, feet, and wearing protective equipment such as: helmet, face shield, respirator, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, protective boots and body armor. Possess good peripheral, depth, and binocular vision as well as color discrimination. Hearing ability to discriminate speak and high-pitched sound.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with clarity and accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability to comprehend written instructions.
- Demonstrated ability to exhibit patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with people from diverse backgrounds to perform effectively in stressful situations.
- Ability to interact with a large population consisting of diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
- Knowledge of prohibited article detection.
- Ability to perform and knowledge of inspection techniques for persons, packages, and vehicles.
- Ability to attain and maintain firearms proficiency as required by DOE.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment.
- Familiarity with personal computers and basic software applications such as Microsoft Word.
- Ability to secure and maintain, at a minimum, a DOE Q clearance.
- Successful candidates will be subject to a supplemental background check conducted by the Security Organization. In addition, if the successful applicant holds a valid Q/L clearance that has not been reinvestigated in the previous five years, s/he will be subject to an update of the clearance by DOE. Submission of an application for this position constitutes an agreement to the background check and DOE reinvestigation process.
- AA or BA/BS in Administration of Justice or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or security-related experience.
- Current DOE certification in the Basic Security Police Officer Training (BSPOT) program.
- Current DOE weapons qualification with a handgun.
- Knowledge of the Laboratory sites and areas.
- Familiarity with general physical security/force protection principles.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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