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Security Police Officer 1

Career Area: Security
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 on May 10, 2024, at 7:00 pm EST.

The Security Police Officer I, an armed position, is responsible for the control of entry and exit of cleared and uncleared personnel and vehicles into Security Areas. The SPO I works under general supervision to protect the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) security interests and property from theft, vandalism, illegal entry, and other acts that may adversely impact national security or the health and safety of Laboratory employees.  The SPO I assesses and processes the perimeter intrusion detection alarm system, provides armed responses and resolves security incidents and alarms, and escorts sensitive materials.   Additionally, the Security Police Officer I utilizes specialized operational equipment including x-ray machines, metal detectors, and nuclear material monitors.  Decisions are made within the confines of Northern New Mexico Integrated Security, LANL, and Department of Energy regulations, directives, orders, policies and procedures. 

A rigorous background investigation including criminal history check, credit check, pre-employment drug screening, physical and psychological examinations will be conducted.  Due to the armed nature of this position, applicants with convictions for domestic violence, who are the subject of a protective order or have felony convictions will not be considered. 

Recruitment and Assessment Steps:

Candidates are required to complete multiple recruitment and assessment steps to be considered for the Security Police Officer Position.  These steps include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Successfully pass the Wonderlic Assessment, an online test of general cognitive abilities.
  • Participation in an onsite Recruitment Assessment event scheduled for June 6, 2024. An invitation with detailed instructions, along with any required forms, is emailed to eligible applicants prior to the event.  This event is conducted in Los Alamos, New Mexico at an altitude of approximately 7,400 feet.   Travel arrangements and costs are not organized or reimbursed by N2MIS and are the responsibility of the applicant. This onsite assessment includes:
  • Advanced Readiness Standards testing as outlined in 10 CFR 1046.
  • One mile run in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less.
  • Forty-yard (40) dash in eight (8) seconds or less starting from a prone position.
  • Push-ups and sit-ups – maximum repetition in one minute for each
  • A firearms simulation assessment on your basic understanding (safety and control) and manipulation of weapon systems. This is a demonstrated assessment in a virtually simulated environment.
  • A panel interview.
  • Completion of a comprehensive onsite physical and psychological exam, including a drug and alcohol screen, if a contingent job offer is extended. Scheduled for July 8 and 9, 2024.


  • Handle classified materials as prescribed by Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory policy and procedures.
  • Identify and manage items that would be considered prohibited and/or controlled at a government facility.
  • Operate special monitoring and searching equipment.
  • Apply Limited Arrest Authority, exhibit a proper level of force, and execute command and control to stabilize situations.
  • Apply individual and team tactics while responding to security incidents.


  • Work is performed onsite. Position is not remote.
  • 18 years of age to participate in the assessment events. Must be 19 years of age by actual hire date.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Currently have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a DOE Q level security clearance. Obtaining this clearance requires US citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances.
  • Currently have, or be able to obtain and maintain, certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Ability to successfully complete a DOE Basic Security Police Officer (BSPOT) or Tactical Response Force 1 (TRF-100) course and site-specific training programs.
  • Ability to meet and maintain the Basic Readiness Standards as required under 10 CFR 1046 and DOE Order 473.2A to include random drug and alcohol screens.
  • Ability to qualify at, and maintain, a minimum score of 70% with all site-approved weapons on the DOE qualification courses as set forth in 10 CFR 1046 and DOE Order 473.2A.
  • Shift work is required. Must be available to work extended hours including days, nights, weekends, holidays and assigned days off as needed.
  • Military, security or law enforcement experience is considered a plus.



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 and in the field in various conditions, including inclement weather.  There is a possibility of being placed in life-threatening and adverse situations while protecting the safety of the public and national security.  May be stationed in remote locations.  Work hours are 12-hour shifts, days, nights, weekends and holidays.



Physical demands of this position may vary from situation to situation. Required fitness standards are contained in 10 CFR