Nuclear Security Officer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Port Gibson, Mississippi, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 


At Entergy, we power life today and for future generations. Our Nuclear division is strong, and our performance record has proven us to be a clean, reliable, and affordable provider of electricity for our residential and commercial customers across our service territories.


We are seeking those who are committed to their communities and really want to make a difference. Let us know of your interest, work experience, and which location(s) you prefer, and we will help match you with opportunities as they become available. 


Positions may be at one of the following locations:

  • Arkansas Nuclear One – Russellville, AR
  • Grand Gulf Nuclear Station – Port Gibson, MS
  • River Bend Station – St Francisville, LA
  • Waterford 3 – Killona, LA


These positions are covered by the respective bargaining agreements at each site.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Control entry processing of all individuals into protected and vital areas of the plant by verifying identity and authorization to enter.
  • Conduct personnel and vehicle searches that are required in accordance with the plant security requirements.
  • Respond to intrusion alarms as directed by the response team leader or as a security officer on patrol.
  • Deter attempts by unauthorized persons seeking to enter protected or vital areas of the plant.
  • Make scheduled and unscheduled patrols of the protected and vital areas of the plant.
  • Report all observed security and safety violations.
  • Keep a record of patrols.
  • Secure, protect, and assist at accidents, fires, and similar incidents until relieved.
  • Perform as an armed escort for persons or vehicles as required by the Security Plan.
  • Operate company vehicle during a patrol of the Owner Controlled Area.
  • Conduct operational tests of intrusion detection, and contraband detection equipment according to documented procedures.
  • Must be able to work a rotating 12-hour shift which includes holidays and weekends.
  • Must be able to respond and report to work during an emergency or other call-ins and work in adverse weather conditions.



Minimum education required for the position:

High School diploma or GED


Minimum experience required for the position:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Desired: Commercial, military, or law enforcement security experience.


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position:

  • Must meet requirements of NRC psychological testing regulations.
  • Must satisfy all nuclear regulatory elements to obtain and maintain unescorted access.
  • Have physical stamina for walking, climbing, etc., as required in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and effectively react to situations of adversity with people and resolve them with tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Desired: Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operation.


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position:

  • Valid state driver's license and ability to meet company driving standards.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to comprehend and pass all tests in accordance with the Security Training and Qualification Plan.
  • Must be able to obtain initial and maintain annual weapons qualifications


Job Function: Nuclear
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: Bargained
Number of Openings: 1

Shift Type: Rotating 
Req ID: 107337
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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