Security Police Officer – LANL

Company Name: Security Domestic
City: Los Alamos
State: New Mexico
Country: United States
Job Description

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 Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA.


Position Overview

This armed position 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. This position works under general supervision to protect the 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. Additionally, assesses and processes the perimeter intrusion detection alarm system and executes force options. Provides armed responses and resolves security incidents, alarms, and crisis situations.

Starting Hourly Rate: $17.84

Increase After 2-Years Employment: $34.38 per hour



  • Must be at least 19 years of age and a US Citizen.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense related to Domestic Violence.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid unrestricted NM driver’s license.
  • 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.
  • Must obtain and maintain a DOE "Q" clearance. (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).
  • Must obtain and maintain Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Military, security and/or law enforcement experience


Prior to coming onsite to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Internal and External Applicants Must also comply with the following:

COVID-19 Guidance

The guidelines below pertaining to COVID-19 MUST be followed. Please note COVID-19 guidance is evolving and direction can change at any time.

If you have traveled internationally or by domestic commercial transportation outside of New Mexico within 14 days of your start date:

  • Contact the LANL COVID-19 Hotline to discuss your arrival at: (505)-606-2667 (Hotline available, M-F, 9-4 MST).
  • 14 days isolation might be required. Contact Renee Baker (505)667-4686 to discuss your onsite arrival and LANL Policy 1201-6.

If you have traveled domestically by private transportation outside of New Mexico within 14 days of your start date: Contact Renee Baker (505)667-4686 to discuss your onsite arrival and LANL Policy 1201-6.

If you have any symptoms of flu or illness within 14 days of your start date, do not come onsite. You must complete the following actions: Contact Renee Baker (505)667-4686 to discuss your situation. A self-assessment and training course must be taken before arrival on-site.


Recruitment/Assessment Process

Applicants must successfully complete each of the recruitment/assessment steps to be considered for a position. Failure at any step will result in the applicant being dismissed from the recruitment/assessment process

Recruitment/Assessment Steps

  • Complete the online application by visiting the link provided under "How To Apply".
  • Successfully pass the Wonderlic Personnel Test, which is an online test of general cognitive ability test. (In anticipation for the actual test) You may practice the Wonderlic Test at: . An official invitation to take the test will come directly from Wonderlic.
  • Have the Centerra-LA sports physical certification form completed by a qualified physician. Form will be emailed to applicants upon successful completion of the online application. Must be dated within 30 days of the Assessment.
  • Arrive at the initial recruitment location * with a valid picture ID, and the completed Centerra-LA sports physical certification form. The date, time and location will be provided by email to applicants who properly complete all of the online application and pass the Wonderlic Personnel Test.
  • Complete the Centerra-LA Questionnaire for Security Positions and review with Human Resources.
  • Pass the Advanced Readiness Standard as specified in 10 CFR 1046:
    • One mile qualification in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less
    • (40) Forty-yard dash (start from the prone position) in eight (8) seconds or less.

Additional C-LA Requirements–to include but not limited to:

  • Push Ups–Maximum repetition for one minute.
  • Sit-Ups–Maximum repetition for one minute.
  • An assessment will be conducted on the basic understanding and manipulation of weapon systems, such as safety and control. This will be demonstrated in a virtually simulated environment.
  • Complete a question and answer panel style interview with the hiring team.
  • The hiring team will assess all scores related to the recruitment process to include the applicant’s qualifying run time, firearms assessment score, and the interview score. The top final scoring applicants will be considered for a contingent job offer. All others will be dismissed from the recruitment process.

* NOTE: All applicants are required to attend the onsite recruitment/assessment dates. The onsite recruitment/assessment is conducted in Los Alamos, New Mexico in accordance with the dates listed under "important dates". Travel arrangements and costs are not organized or reimbursed by Centerra Los Alamos. All costs are the responsibility of the applicant. Alternate dates or locations are not permitted for out of state/country applicants. Inability or failure to attend required assessment dates will result in an automatic withdrawal of your application.

Following a contingent job offer, the following steps must be successfully completed for continued employment:

  • Must pass a comprehensive physical exam, to include pre-employment drug and alcohol screens.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check to include a consumer credit inquiry.
  • Must initialize the e-QIP process and be granted a DOE security clearance within the timeframe to be determined by the company
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  • Must successfully complete Basic Security Police Officer Training (BSPOT), an initial comprehensive security training program designed to certify a security police officer to the SPO I level.
  • Meet and maintain the physical certifications requirements per 10 CFR 1046 and DOE Order 473.3A.
  • The top candidates who complete the BSPOT course may have the opportunity to compete for openings in a TRF 200 course in order to become certified as a SPO III.

If you are well and have been in NM more than 14 days, you can come on-site. Face coverings are required on-site.


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



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