1+ months

Security Police Officer I

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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What Your Job Will Be Like:


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

+ The Security Police Officer I is responsible for safe observation, assessment, 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.

+ Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes.

+ 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, Security Police Officers are represented by the Security Police Association (SPA) and represented employees must pay the monthly membership dues or agency fee.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy-Q level security clearance

+ 3 or more years’ experience in Law Enforcement, Security, Military, etc.

+ Ability to pass Security Police Officer-1 (SPO-1) Basic Security Police Officer Training (B-SPOT) (6-7 weeks for this training)

+ Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

+ Applicants must have the capability of 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

+ Applicants must be able to work flexible hours, overtime, and rotate duties and schedules as assigned

+ The current work schedule is based on eight (8) 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

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Active Department of Energy Q-level clearance or an active Department of Defense (DOD) "Top Secret" clearance

+ 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.

+ An in-depth knowledge of pertinent DOE Orders, Safeguards and Security Standards, ES&H requirements, and regulations.

+ Proficiency in Security Police skills.

+ 4 Year College Degree in relevant discipline.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Essential Functions:

Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations.

Job ID: 682298



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Posted: 2022-03-31 Expires: 2022-07-06

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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