Security Police Officer – LANL

Career Area: 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 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.



  • 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.


Desired Qualifications

  • Military, security and/or law enforcement experience


How To Apply

Internal applicants are not required to submit a new employment application. Please discontinue this application and reach out to your on site supervisor.


External Applicants:

External applicants who are qualified and interested MUST complete an online application and MUST attach a copy of your resume to this application.





Please contact Renee Baker at (505) 667-4686 with questions regarding this posting.

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


COVID-19 Guidance

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


If you live, or have traveled outside of New Mexico, within 14 days of your Assessment date or your New Hire start date a quarantine period is required. [As of February 1, 2021 this is a 14 day quarantine.] Contact Renee Baker (505)667-4686 to discuss NM COVID and LANL Policy 1201-6 requirements.

If you have any symptoms of COVID, flu or illness within 14 days of your Assessment date or New Hire start date, do not come onsite. Contact Renee Baker (505)667-4686 to discuss your situation.


Recruitment/Assessment Process and Steps

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

  • Complete the online application by visiting the link provided under "How To Apply".
  • Successfully pass the Wonderlic Personnel Test, an online test of general cognitive ability. You may practice the Wonderlic Test at: https://www.test-guide.com/free-wonderlic-practice-tests.html . An official invitation to take the test will come directly from Wonderlic.
  • Receive an invitation to attend a Recruitment Assessment event. Detailed instructions and required forms will be emailed to eligible applicants prior to the event.
  • Have the Centerra-LA sports physical certification form completed by a qualified physician. The Sports Physical Certification Form must be signed and dated within 30 days of the Assessment.
  • Complete the CLA Pre-Employment Questionnaire for Security Positions for review with Human Resources.
  • Arrive at the assessment recruitment location* with a valid picture ID, the completed Sports Physical Certification form and the Pre-Employment Questionnaire for Security Positions.
  • Pass the Advanced Readiness Standard as specified in 10 CFR 1046:
    • One mile qualification in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less
    • Forty-yard (40) dash, starting from the prone position, in eight (8) minutes thirty (30) seconds or less
  • Pass Additional Centerra-Los Alamos requirements including:
    • Push Ups — maximum repetition for one minute
    • Sit-Ups — maximum repetition for one minute
  • Pass a Firearms assessment on your basic understanding and manipulation of weapon systems, such as safety and control. This will be a demonstrated assessment 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:

  1. Must pass a comprehensive physical exam, to include pre-employment drug and alcohol screens.
  2. Must pass a pre-employment background check to include a consumer credit inquiry.
  3. Must initialize the e-QIP process and be granted a DOE security clearance within the timeframe to be determined by the company
  4. Must be able to obtain and maintain a certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  5. 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.
  6. Meet and maintain the physical certifications requirements per 10 CFR 1046 and DOE Order 473.3A.


IMPORTANT DATES — DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDENT ON BUSINESS NECESSITY and Current New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratory COVID Quarantine requirements


April 9, 2021…………………………………….Applications must be submitted

April 29, 2021 …………………………………Assessment day

Fall 2021 (TBD)……………………………Expected start date

Fall 2021 (TBD)……………………………Basic Security Police Class Date


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