Security Police Officer – LANL

Career Area: Security Domestic
City: Los Alamos
State: New Mexico
Country: United States
Job Description

Centerra-Los Alamos, 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 DOE/NNSA and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Constellis was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of D.C. in Reston, VA.


Position Overview

The Security Police Officer I (SPO I) is an armed position that provides security protection for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and components, classified matter, government property and facilities, utilizing specialized training in weapons and tactics in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA) orders, policies and procedures. The position works under general supervision to protect LANL security interests and property from theft, vandalism, illegal entry and other acts that adversely impact national security or the health and safety of the laboratory’s employees. Additionally, the SPO I assesses and processes the perimeter intrusion detection alarm system and executes force options as appropriate. The SPO provides armed responses and resolves security incidents, alarms and crisis situations.



Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 19 years of age and a US Citizen
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico driver’s license
  • Must not have any convictions of a misdemeanor offense related to domestic violence
  • Must not have any felony convictions
  • Must not have a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last 5 years
  • Currently have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a DOE Q level security clearance. Please note — Illegal drug use within the previous 12 months of submission of security clearance paperwork will hinder an applicant’s ability to complete the security clearance process. This includes medical marijuana use.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP)
  • Meet and maintain the physical fitness certifications required under 10 CFR 1046 and DOE Order 473.31


Desired Education and Experience (Considered a Plus):

  • Military, security or law enforcement experience


Additional Information


Recruitment and Assessment Steps:

Candidates are required to complete multiple recruitment and assessment steps to be considered for the Security Police Officer Position. Failure at any step will result in dismissal from the recruitment process. These steps include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Complete the online application at https://www.constellis.com/careers. Include a resume
  • Successfully pass the online Wonderlic Assessment, a test of general cognitive abilities. You may practice the Wonderlic at https//www.test-guide.com/free-wonderlic-practice-tests.html. An official invitation to take the final test will come directly from Wonderlic.
  • Participation in an onsite Recruitment Assessment event. An invitation with detailed instructions, along with any required forms, is emailed to eligible applicants prior to the event. During the assessment event you must:
    • Pass various physical fitness testing including:
    • Advance Readiness Standards as specified in 10 CFR 106
    • One mile run in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less
    • Forty-yard (40) dash, starting from a prone position, in thirty (30) seconds or less
    • Additional Centerra-Los Alamos requirements
    • Push-ups and sit-ups — maximum repetition in one minute for each
    • Pass 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
    • Complete a question and answer panel interview with the hiring team


The hiring team will assess all scores related to the recruitment process to include the applicant’s qualifying physical fitness, firearms assessment and interview scores. The top final scoring applicants will be considered for a contingent job offer.


All applicants are required to attend the onsite recruitment assessment event. This onsite event is conducted in Los Alamos, New Mexico at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet. Travel arrangements and costs are not organized or reimbursed by Centerra-Los Alamos and are the responsibility of the applicant. Inability or failure to attend the required assessment date results in an automatic withdrawal of your application. COVID-19 requirements will be followed. Guidance and requirements are evolving and direction can change at any time. Up-to-date requirements will be included in the Assessment event invitation.


Final Job Offer Requirements:

If you receive a contingent job offer you must complete additional steps prior to a final job offer with Centerra. These steps include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pass a comprehensive physical exam, including drug and alcohol screens
  • Pass a pre-employment background check to include a consumer credit inquiry


Internal Applicants:

Internal applicants are not required to submit a new employment application. Please do not apply via this link. Qualified, interested internal applicants MUST submit a resume and cover letter clearly describing how your experience meets the "Required Education and Experience" and the "Desired Education, Certifications and Experience" requirements. Discipline on file does not disqualify an applicant, however, it may be taken into consideration as part of the hiring process.


Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 23, 2021. Please contact Renee Baker at rgbaker @lanl.gov or 505-667-4686 if you have questions.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have visual and audio acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment, machines such as fire equipment and apparatuses, firearms and clearing barrels.
  • May be subject to outdoor conditions including extreme temperatures and weather
  • Subject to high noise levels
  • Subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals
  • May be required to be fitted for and/or wear a respirator
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, often without breaks, and may be required to climb stairs or ladders and walk up inclines and on uneven terrain.
  • Must meet all physical and psychological standards as required by the contract
  • Travel may be required


Position Close Date: July 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM.


Why Constellis?

With operations across every major continent and an annual revenue of $1.7 billion dollars, Constellis provides a wide array of opportunities for individuals looking to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and Constellis continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships across key government agencies and blue chip commercial customers. With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, we leverage our employees’ ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Our extensive operational expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of economies, communities and cultures. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world’s most demanding places