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Armed Security Officer IV


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for 10 Armed Security Officers located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.  Position closes November 24, 2020.

This position will report to Security Supervisor.

This position will start in early January 2021.

Position Summary

The Armed Security Officer (ASO) IV is a newly hired Security Officer at Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) training to become a fully qualified Security Officer. The ASO IV designation will remain in effect through the first 12 months of employment. The ASO IV will be fully qualified after initial training is complete. The remainder of the first 12 months will be used to demonstrate proficiency through classroom training, on-the-job training, Task Performance Evaluations, and security drills to provide protection of CNS facilities against external and internal threats. The ASO IV will utilize prescribed policies and procedures to implement the CNS Security Plan for the purpose of preventing radiological sabotage.

Education, Training and Experience

High school diploma or a GED is required.


Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and meet general criteria for security personnel requirements per 10 CFR Part 73 Appendix B. This includes Annual Security Officer requalification and fire arms requalification on a trimester frequency.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Demonstrate mental alertness and the capability to exercise good judgment, implement instructions, assimilate assigned security tasks, and possess the acuity of senses and ability of expression sufficient to permit accurate communication by written, spoken, audible, visible, or other signals required by assigned job duties.


Demonstrate no emotional instability that would interfere with the effective performance of assigned security job duties.


Perform routine foot patrols and vehicle patrols as required.


Perform armed escort duties.


Perform routine duties while carrying a rifle.


Perform personnel, vehicle, and material searches as required by procedures, Training Qualification Plan, and Physical Security Plan.


Respond to alarm activations.


Perform compensatory and contingency duties in accordance with the Physical Security Plan.


Officers are expected to be at their workstation at their designated starting time and to adhere to the required working hours. Timely arrival at work is required to avoid disruption of shift turnover and to support the safe operations and licensing requirements for CNS.


Must be willing and able to work rotating shift schedule. This will include weekends, holidays, and back shifts.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

May be assigned Team Safety Representative duties.


May be assigned to the Site Safety Team.


May be assigned Continuous Improvement Coordinator duties.

Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 8 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: 20.40  -  24.99

Travel Required:   Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.