Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Security Police Sergeant

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Job ID: 103749
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Science and Technology on a Mission!
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Security Police Sergeant.  Under general supervision, you will provide first-line supervision, training and instruction to Security Police Officers (SPOs) that work under a collective bargaining agreement.  You may be required to work either day, swing or owl shift at either LLNL’s Main Site or at Site 300.  This position is in the Protective Force Division (PFD) within the Security Organization.

Essential Duties
- Supervise and direct SPOs, which includes personnel and performance management; preparing performance appraisals, approving vacation requests, reviewing timecards to verify hours worked by SPOs, and authorizing corrections.
- Supervise all shift operations including, but not limited to, roll call, unusual occurrences on site, emergency response, and limited scope performance testing.
- Supervise uniform, vehicle and work area inspections to: identify potential unsafe conditions and provide resolutions, ensure environmental, safety and health standard compliance, and investigate complaints from customers and recommend appropriate course of action.
- Develop staff schedules to ensure staffing requirements are met. Summon off-duty support when staffing shortages occur.
- Review Department of Energy (DOE)/LLNL/Security Organization/PFD orders, policies and procedures, Security Police Officers' Association collective bargaining agreement and work rules to keep abreast of ever-changing requirements to ensure subordinate employees meet these requirements.
- Oversee loading/unloading of firearms to ensure procedures are adhered to and safety requirements are met.
- Initiate, prepare and review various reports, documents, rosters, auditable records, and correspondence.
- Respond to Laboratory-wide emergencies and provide incident command to ensure safety and security of SPOs and Laboratory employees; brief and supervise SPO assessment teams; brief outside law enforcement agencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- AA degree in a security related field or equivalent levels of related education and experience in security, military, or law enforcement.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills necessary to supervise,  and execute verbal and written instructions.
- Effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and to apply mature judgment when dealing with routine and non-routine personnel issues.
- Ability to successfully complete the Basic Readiness Standard physical standard; a comprehensive medical examination, including a multi-stage cardiovascular assessment; a psychological evaluation; and a drug test. – Ability to maintain all mandated medical, physical fitness, firearms and training requirements/qualifications, under the general guidelines of Federal regulations and DOE orders.
- Demonstrated effective team building, motivational, problem solving and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of and experience with individual and small team tactics.
- Proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office applications.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a DOE Q clearance, and medical, physical and firearms qualification in accordance with 10 CFR 1046; possession of a valid California driver's license; maintain a phone for emergency call back.

Desired Qualifications
- Possession of current DOE Basic Security Police Officer Training certification.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of protective force security operations, DOE orders and Federal regulations as they apply to a contractor protective force.
- Experience supervising and/or directing others in a uniformed security environment.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Active DOE Q clearance required at time of hire. (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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