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Southern Company Nuclear Security Officer - Plant Vogtle 1-4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Security Officer - Plant Vogtle 1-4


NUCLEAR SECURITY OFFICER, Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro, GA)

If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

  • Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

  • Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

  • Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. Take a look at this opportunity to see how people like you make a positive impact in the community.

As an armed Nuclear Security Officer (NSO) at Plant Vogtle near Augusta, 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)."

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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

  • Live-fire weapons 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 is required

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

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) -OR- 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

  • 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

  • Successfully meeting background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements

  • Successful candidate is required to serve on the Emergency Response organization AND live within one (1) hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Uphold Southern Company values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • 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

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2007186