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Instructor/Range Safety Officer

Career Area: Disaster & Emergency Services
City: Los Alamos
State: New Mexico
Country: United States
Job Description



Northern New Mexico Integrated Security, located in beautiful northern New Mexico, provides a professional, highly trained protective force that safely secures special nuclear material, people and other critical assets for the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Northern New Mexico Integrated Security is a subsidiary of Constellis. For additional information regarding this position please contact Destinee Martinez at destineemtz@lanl.gov or 505-667-4686.  Position closes March 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm EST.

The Instructor/Range Safety Officer is responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, executing and evaluating training, including live-fire activities, in accordance with the Annual Training Plan.    The Instructor interacts with internal and external customers in a professional manner to best meet both their training objectives and the Northern New Mexico Integrated Security (N2MIS) mission.  The Instructor is responsible for compliance with safety plans, procedures & requirements, and enforcing the use of personal protective equipment during training.   Ensures work is executed in accordance with Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM) principles.



  • Analyze, design, develop, execute, and evaluate training classes and courses. Provide classroom instruction using lesson plans, visual aids, demonstrations, and practical applications in accordance with the approved training program and/or verbal guidance.
  • Strictly accountable for the appropriate use and operation of live fire and simulator facilities, as well as the accountability of weapons, munitions, and equipment in accordance with all Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and N2MIS policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Prepare, review, and revise lesson plans to include training aids, student handouts, and evaluation material based on Task Analysis, DOE, NNSA and LANL directives, standards, criteria, and associated multi-media reference material. Review N2MIS orders and procedures with respect to post and patrol procedures and revise lesson plans accordingly.
  • Perform firearms instructor duties to include Range Officer and Range Safety Officer. Prepare, conduct, and evaluate performance-oriented training executed on the range. Conduct, supervise, and document required semi-annual weapons qualifications for the protective force. Conduct remedial and refresher training as required.
  • Evaluate performance using established knowledge and performance-based evaluations including Limited Scope Performance Tests (LSPT). Document completed training and results in accordance with established procedures.  Conduct performance counseling.
  • Maintain qualifications and certifications as required by DOE, NNSA, LANL and N2MIS directives for current position assigned, to include Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Advanced Firearms Instructor, and Tactical Response Force Instructor.
  • Perform controller, observer, and evaluator duties as well as other support to exercises.


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Work is performed onsite. Position is not remote.
  • BS or BA degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of academic, military and/or law enforcement training or a minimum or five (5) years of Protective Force experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, effective communication skills and knowledge of security practices.
  • Must be current in Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and N2MIS medical, physical fitness and weapons qualifications.
  • Must be capable of meeting the job-related physical requirements and provide the direction and support necessary in an emergency situation.
  • Currently have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a Department of Energy Q level security clearance. Obtaining this clearance requires US citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances.
  • Currently participate, or be able to participate, in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral, written and interpersonal communications.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain and maintain, all instructor certifications required to conduct Protective Force Training.
  • Must be able to pass the Advanced Readiness Standard as specified in 10 CFR 1046:
    • One mile run qualification in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less.
    • Forty-yard (40) dash, from the prone position, in eight (8) seconds or less
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NM driver’s license.

Desired Education and Experience (Considered a Plus):

  • DOE Basic Security Police Officer Training (BSPOT) or Tactical Response Force 100 Certification (TRF-100)
  • DOE MIT-111 Basic Instructor Training Certification (BIT)
  • DOE PFT-401 Firearms Instructor Certification (FIC)
  • DOE PFT-403 Intermediate Force Instructor Certification (IFIC)
  • DOE PFT-402 Advanced Weapons Systems Instructor Certification (AWS)
  • DOE PFT-405 Basic Tactical Entry Certification (BTE)
  • DOE TRF-200 Tactical Response Force 2 Certification
  • DOE PFT-406 Basic Tactical Entry Instructor Certification (BTEIC)
  • DOE TRF-420 Tactical Response Force 2 Instructor Certification
  • DOE PFT-501 Live Fire Shoot House Instructor Certification




Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach



Work is performed in an office setting and in the field in various conditions, including inclement weather. 



Physical demands of this position vary from situation to situation and include the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and stand for up to 8 hours per day.  Must have visual acuity to make general observations of facilities, structures or personnel.  May be subject to hazards including firearms and moving vehicles.  Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.  Must meet all physical and psychological standards required by the contract.