Nuclear Security Officer I

Surry, Virginia
11 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company's commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Job Summary

Security officers at Dominion are responsible for maintaining security at nuclear stations by controlling access, monitoring and testing security and communications systems and ensuring NRC requirements are enforced.

Qualified candidates will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Under the guidance of more experienced staff, nuclear security officers prevent and protect against radiological sabotage as defined by the Design Basis Threat.
  • Security Officers will learn nuclear defense tactics, security policies and procedures, and gain tactical work experience.
  • Officers operate, monitor and program electronic security and communications systems.
  • Officers respond to, assess, and investigate alarms, special conditions, emergency situations and security contingencies; provide compensatory measures for failed or degraded security safeguards.
  • Officers will search vehicles, personnel and possessions prior to entry to station.
  • Nuclear security officers serve as members of the armed response force by implementing assigned portions of the protective strategy as directed, and may coordinate communications with local fire, rescue and law enforcement agencies.
  • Officers control access to and patrol protected/vital areas.
  • Officers test all security related equipment, including communications systems, detectors, x-ray screening devices, alarm systems, in vital as well as non-vital areas.
  • Officers prepare required security reports using a computer system and maintain security documentation, including documentation for electronic security systems and hardware.
  • Candidates MUST be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid drivers license or be able to obtain one.
  • May be required to be a member of the station's Fire Brigade and/or First Aid Team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Candidates MUST be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid drivers license or be able to obtain one.
  • Basic knowledge of weaponry and the safe handling of firearms.
  • Ability to gain the required knowledge and experience dealing with specific issues associated with providing security at nuclear power plant and critical infrastructure protection.
  • Ability to successfully complete a training certification course designed to provide the minimum level of skills and knowledge to competently perform all tasks associated with a Nuclear Security Officer as required by the NRC.
  • Ability to successfully complete physical training requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to maintain a continued level of alertness in a variety of conditions.
  • May be required to be a member of the station's Fire Brigade and/or First Aid Team.
  • Basic EMT certification a plus
  • Nuclear Security Clearance a plus

Education Requirements

Education Level: Required: High School Graduate , GED , Other Education: Industrial/physical security, law enforcement, Military Security Force

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%

Loud Noise Up to 25%

Office Work Environment 51-75%

Operating Machinery Up to 25%

Outdoors 51-75%

Radiation Up to 25%

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond
Job Segment: Nuclear, Security Clearance, Sustainability, Power Plant, Energy, Government

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