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Law Enforcement
Security Police Officer I
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description



On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ The Security Police Officer I is responsible for safe observation, assessment, surveillance, reporting and alarm response on Sandia National Labs Property\. SPO I armed status has limited arrest authority for certain conditions under 161K of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954\.
+ Security Police Officers read, and follow General Orders, procedures and individual post orders\.
+ Security Police Officers assist in controlling the ingress and egress of all persons in certain security areas in accordance with established identification procedures\. Security Police Officers assist in controlling movement of vehicles\.
+ They maintain routine records and operate communications equipment and motor vehicles\.
+ Security Police Officers may perform SCC duties as needed\.
+ This job shall be performed considering ES&H and Quality\.
+ This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this job\. It is not intended to be an all\-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of personnel so classified\.
+ Job incumbents will perform most if not all of the activities defined and additional activities defined according to site specific requirements\.


As a condition of employment, this position is represented by the Security Police Association \(SPA\) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee\.

Required Skills, Physical Assessments, & Certifications:

Once the applicant has submitted their application and resume, there will be several levels of screening as applicable: \(1\) resume review for direct experience and related\-work history; \(2\) skills assessments \(3\) interview evaluations; \(4\) pre\-employment background reviews \(for external applicants\); \(5\) drug testing; and \(6\) physical job placement assessments\. Each screening level must be passed successfully and consecutively in order to be eligible for consideration\.

The successful candidates must possess:

+ Current Certification as a Security Police Officer\-1 \(SPO\-1\),
+ Have an active "Q" Clearance at time of appointment,
+ Must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, and rotate duties and schedules as assigned,
+ Applicants must have experience wearing equipment weighing in excess of 17 lbs\.
+ U\.S\. DOE and Sandia medical requirements established for the Security Police Officer\-1 designation\.
+ Applicants must be able to lift, move, and carry objects by oneself and perform other physical demands as required to complete essential duties and responsibilities\.
+ Possess knowledge, skills and ability to perform effectively under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are significant aspects of the job\.
+ Applicants must have the ability to work at night, have near and far acuity, color vision, depth perception, and field of vision in accordance with 10 CFR 1046 standards\.
+ Experience working in a high\-risk environment; following detailed procedures and ensuring accuracy in documentation and data\.
+ Applicants must be 21 years of age, be a US Citizen, and have a current driver's license and have ability to operate vehicles required to perform essential duties and responsibilities\.
+ Applicants must have basic Computer and Math skills\.
+ Demonstrated ability to talk with employees, management, customers, etc; ability to clearly present information through spoken or written words; and the ability to interpret complex information\.
+ Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes\.
+ Applicants must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, and rotate duties and schedules as assigned\.
+ The current work schedule is based on twelve \(12\) hour shifts\.
+ The fitness and firearm requirements must be maintained, and are identified in all applicable DOE Orders and Code of Federal Regulations Part 10\-46, 47\.

Physical Requirements

+ A job placement assessment \(JPA\) will be required as part of the screening for this position\. This JPA will evaluate your ability to meet the physical requirements of this job\.
+ The applicant must be able to perform a variety of duties and physical demands, such as: stand, walk, sit, lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, push, pull, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, finger, feel, talk, hear, taste, and smell, and have visual requirements including night vision, near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, color vision, accommodation and field of vision, in order to perform essential functions\.
+ Applicants must be able to run one \(1\) mile in 8 minutes and 30 seconds, run a 40 yard dash in 8\.5 seconds and walking at a 15 minute mile pace\.
+ Applicants must be able to meet and maintain fitness and firearm requirements as well as the ability to maintain all required certifications, licenses, and qualifications\.
+ DOE regulations are the basic authority for the establishment of firearms, medical, and physical fitness standards for security personnel\. Protective Force personnel shall participate in a mandatory DOE approved Physical Maintenance Training Program on a continuing basis \(all armed, uniformed Security Police Officers\)\.
+ The SPO may be required to demonstrate they meet physical fitness qualification standards during inspections, surveys, reviews, audits, or other situations directed by DOE line management\.


+ 4\-Year college degree,
+ At least two years of Security Experience \(Sandia and/or non\-Sandia\),
+ In\-depth knowledge of pertinent DOE Orders, Safeguards and Security, Standards, ES&H requirements, and regulations\.

Department Description:

The Protective Force’s mission is to deter and defeat terrorist or other adversarial actions that could have major national security consequences—primarily, unauthorized access to:

• Nuclear weapons and components\.

• Special nuclear material \(SNM\)\.

• Targets subject to chemical, biological, or radiological sabotage\.

Targets that contain a unique capability that must be protected

The Protective Force department is also responsible for the protection of people, emergency response assistance and basic law enforcement activities at SNL/NM\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

**Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\.**

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.