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Southern Company Nuclear Security Officer - Plant Hatch in Baxley, Georgia

Nuclear Security Officer - Plant Hatch



This position will be filled as a Nuclear Security Officer I or II, depending on the experience of the selected candidate.

As an armed Nuclear Security Officer (NSO) at Plant Hatch near Vidalia, Georgia you will be part of a well-trained Security Organization charged with ensuring safety of personnel and nuclear reactor systems. The high security environment requires an elevated standard of mental and physical readiness in order to successfully deter and defeat the "Design Basis Threat (DBT)."

Summary of Position Duties:

The Nuclear Security Officer (NSO) reports to the Shift Lieutenant and supports daily shift activities which maintain site physical security. The responsibilities of the NSO include the following activities.

  • Continuous focus on SAFETY

  • Main gate and protected area access control

  • Vehicle search and escort

  • Personnel screening and search

  • Protected area and vital area patrols

  • Armed tactical contingency response.

  • Rifle and handgun live-fire training

  • Annual testing and re-qualification

  • Dependable VIGILANCE at all times, 24/7 Sentry-posts

Job Requirements:

Educational / Background / Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Two (2) years law enforcement, military, corrections facility, or armed security experience desired

  • Previous nuclear security experience, desired

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Actively engaged in SAFE WORK BEHAVIORS.

  • Prioritizes work of self and others to ensure schedules are met.

  • Incorporates other employees into decision-making when feasible, acting in a lead role to ensure quality decisions are made.

  • Considers financial implications of decisions and actions to ensure costs are controlled.

  • Communicates well both in writing and orally.

  • Holds self accountable for superior results; respects the dignity of every individual; assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success.

Technical Requirements

  • Current knowledge of security technology

  • Basic computer skills

  • Experience in dealing with regulations and procedures

Essential Physical / Mental Requirements

  • Must meet and maintain Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements of physical fitness including normal weight, as evidenced by Southern Nuclear's current standard for acceptable Body Mass Index ratio/waist circumference. (See below for standard guideline; see the website address below for guidance in determining BMI).

Body Mass Index < 32 (male) / <30 (female)


Waist <42" (male) / <36" (female)

Dept. of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Website:

Calculate your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator

  • Must be able to maintain Southern Nuclear's current standard for NSO physical fitness and work in an active and rigorous environment.

  • Interpersonal skills / perform in team setting.

  • Respirator qualifiable

  • Firearms skills; rifle and handgun

  • Physical requirements: see, hear, speak, stand, walk, run, climb, heavy lifting, push, pull, bend, stoop, squat

  • Physical strength & dexterity

  • Ability to work in temperature extremes

  • Problem solving skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to comprehend & implement detailed regulatory requirements

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in radiological controlled areas

  • Available to work callout (overtime)

  • Mentally and physically fit-for-duty

  • NRC Medical Qualified for Security Officers per 10 CFR 73 appendix B

Other Requirements

  • Overtime should be expected; normal range is 10 to 20%.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Successful completion of onsite physical abilities test.

  • Selection process may require up to 5 separate visits to the facility to complete all criteria.

  • Successfully meeting background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

With demand for energy growing each year in the Southeast - one of the most economically vibrant regions in the nation - it's an exciting time to work for Southern Company.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates three top performing nuclear plants. Southern Nuclear consistently achieves exemplary ratings for safety and power output and ranks among the premiere nuclear power management organizations in the US. We currently have the following opportunity:

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with more than 32,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, Southern LINC and Southern Telecom. FORTUNE magazine has named Southern Company "most admired" electric and gas utility in America for the last three years. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Field: Security

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2006821