Security Police Officer 1

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 the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.


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. 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 crises.


Hourly Rate: $18.38 – Increased to $35.42 after two years of employment



Required Education and Experience:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Position is onsite (not remote)
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least 19 years of age
  • 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 may hinder an applicant’s ability to complete the security clearance process.   This includes medical and recreational 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 473.2A
  • Military, security or law enforcement experience considered a plus

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 and include a resume
  • Successfully pass the online WonScore Assessment, a test of general cognitive abilities.
  • Participate in an onsite Recruitment Assessment event on February 9, 2023. 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 the Advanced Readiness Standards as specified in 10 CFR 1046 along with additional CLA requirements. These include:
    • 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
  • 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 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 are considered for a contingent job offer. 


All applicants are required to attend the onsite assessment on February 9, 2023.  This onsite 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 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. Current COVID-19 requirements will be followed.


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


Position Close Date:  January 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm


How to Apply: 

Apply at https://www.constellis.com/careers and Search by Title: Security Police Officer I


Please contact Destinee Martinez at [email protected] or 505-667-4686 if you have questions.



Centerra – Los Alamos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

HR Specialist (HRP & Clearance)

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.


Position Overview

The HR Specialist (HRP & Clearance Specialist) provides human resources, administrative and office support to include assisting with the administration of policies and procedures, providing training, and coordinating with appropriate internal and external personnel. The Specialist serves as the first point of contact for the HR Department providing exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.  Additionally, the Specialist is responsible for the coordination, administration and tracking of the Human Reliability Program (HRP), the personnel security and clearance processing programs, access control, badging and visit control, and the random drug & alcohol testing programs for Centerra – Los Alamos.   This is a non-supervisory position and performs in a confidential capacity.  The HRP Specialist ensures that work is executed in accordance with Integrated Safety Management (ISM) and Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM) functions and principles. 


Hourly Wage Range: $24.50 – $27.50



Required Education and Experience:

  • US Citizenship required.
  • Position is onsite (not remote).
  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in human resources or other related professional discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with database input and maintenance of records in both electronic and paper documents format.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret and follow policies, guidelines and requirements to ensure quality, on-time product to the DOE/NNSA/LANL customer and its contractors.
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and follow-through to completion on multiple tasks, under strict deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to convey information professionally and tactfully to individuals regarding sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Must possess excellent administrative, organizational and computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Currently have, or be able to obtain and maintain, a Department of Energy (DOE) Q level security clearance.

Desired Education and Experience (Considered a Plus):

  • Associates degree in a related field.
  • HR professional certification (PHR or SHRM-CP).
  • Previous experience with the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  • Previous experience with the Department of Energy security clearance process.
  • Previous work experience in a Collective Bargaining environment.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work:  Exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves extended periods of sitting while engaged with a computer terminal or phone.
  • Must have close visual and audio acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; determining the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work; or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Must meet all physical and psychological standards as required by the contract.
  • Travel may be required.




Constellis provides end-to-end risk management and comprehensive security solutions to safeguard people and infrastructure.  Operating globally and based in the Washington D.C. area, our employees bring unparalleled dedication and passion for creating a safer world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.  As a leading global provider of risk management, security, humanitarian, training and operational support services to government and commercial customers, Constellis’ solutions include a range of services, including background investigations, social intelligence tools, advanced training, logistics and life support, UAV and K9 services, and crisis response mitigation.  At Constellis, our number one priority is to secure success for our customers.


How to Apply


External Applicants:

Apply at https://www.constellis.com/careers and Search by Title:  HR Specialist


Internal Applicants:

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.  Internal applicants are not required to submit a new employment application.


Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.    Please contact Destinee S. Martinez at [email protected] or 505-667-2686 if you have questions.


Position Close Date:  December 14, 2022





Centerra – Los Alamos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Background Investigator – DCSA – Nationwide

POSITION: Background Investigator – DCSA


Conduct federal background investigations and prepare reports of investigations in compliance with Federal Investigative Standards, all laws, and other required federal agency regulations. Work cases throughout the geographic area of responsibility and travel to various places of employment, residence and education institutions.

16.73-30.98 Hour


  • U.S. Citizenship;
  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 1 year within the last five (5) years of investigations experience at the federal, state, or local level of government;
  • Must have some mix of NBIB/DCSA/FIS Experience;
  • Reliable personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and satisfactory driving record;
  • Willing to travel on temporary duty assignments as needed (by car or plane);
  • Successfully pass background checks and all required training;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in oral, written, diagram, or schedule form;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence;
  • Ability to work in a MS Window based operating environment, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet and E-mail;
  • Current (within the last 2 years) Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) or active Secret level security clearance based on an SSBI and able to obtain the required security clearance.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-person, one-on-one subject interviews to obtain factual information about the individual’s background and character, in accordance with agency guidelines and instructions.
  • Obtain factual information from a variety of personal and record sources to produce a report of investigation that contains all pertinent facts of an individual’s background and character in accordance with agency guidelines and instructions.
  • Travel throughout the geographic area of responsibility to conduct investigations at various places of employment, residence, and education institutions as cases are assigned.
  • Must be willing to travel in and around assigned location within 30-50 miles (or more) as needed
  • Engage in dialogue on a regular basis with managers and representatives at contractor facilities, various U. S. Government organizations, and law enforcement agencies to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Adapt to changing situations and environments as they occur and be able to interact with people from all walks of life and socioeconomic levels.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills and exhibit professional demeanor in all situations.
  • Work load based on availability of cases in geographic area.
  • Some voluntary, temporary duty assignments in other areas of the country (typically 2-4 weeks at a time) are possible.
  • Other duties as required.

Desired Experience and Education:

  • Office of Personnel Management investigator training.
  • Prior background investigations experience supporting government contracts.
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • Current Top Secret clearance



  • id 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
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach


Work is typically based in the investigator’s home office as well as in the investigator’s personal vehicle traveling to various field locations to conduct interviews. Coverage area varies and could include some extended drives. Work hours vary depending on availability of leads and do not always fall within normal business hours, to include potential weekend hours or third-shift appointments.


Requires intermittent standing, writing/typing, walking, sitting, and driving throughout the workday, and may include for multiple hours.


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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.


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