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Security Specialist I/II/III (A) - GGS


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165-2134

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Security Specialist I/II/III (A) - GGS located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland, Nebraska.  Position closes August 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to the Physical Security Leader.

Position Summary

GGS Security Specialists provide security related services, control site access, and respond to actual or potential security threats and violations at Gerald Gentleman Station (GGS).

Education, Training and Experience

High School Diploma or a GED is required. 

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Experience working in a dispatch center, call center, alarm monitoring center or security operations center preferred. 

Extensive firearms experience/training, preferably through law enforcement, security, corrections, or military.

Knowledge of access control and/or video management systems is preferred.

Knowledge of NERC procedural requirements preferred.

Experience making independent use of force level decisions in real life situations.

Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute.

Minimum of 2 years security operations center experience

Other work experience or demonstrated performance indicating that the applicant has the skills and ability to perform the required duties of the position may be substituted for the specified years of experience.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Proof of eligibility to legally carry a concealed weapon in the state of Nebraska (CCW, LEO, Retired LEO).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Demonstrate mental alertness and the ability to multitask, exercise good judgement, implement instructions and policies and fully understand security tasks and processes. 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.

Demonstrated ability to quickly, independently and fluently operate all District security systems within 6 weeks of hire.

Control access to GGS using Physical Access Control Systems (PACS), Cameras, and various other systems.

Monitor, respond to, coordinate and document responses to alarms (fire, intrusion, robbery, panic, motion). 

Ability to continually display, maintain safe firearms handling practices and pass District required firearms training.

Ability to immediately respond to, and properly address, any emergency or threats within the assigned facility. 

Work closely with Corporate Security and the Security Operations Center (SOC) to insure standardized implementation and enforcement of all security related policies/procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

The Security Specialist Level II must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities as described in the Security Specialist (Armed), Level I position.

Control access to GGS using Physical Access Control Systems (PACS), Cameras, and various other systems.

Effectively identifies and communicates potential and problematic situations and when appropriate, contacts appropriate personnel to obtain assistance in problem resolution

Act as an on-site lead when supervision is not available. Resolves questions, complaints, and requests that may involve policy interpretation.

As business dictates, Level II Armed Security Specialists are eligible to be appointed by Management to a Quarterback temporary leadership role. 

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

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

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

Security Specialist I (Armed),   Non-Exempt Pay Grade 7: $20.30-$22.23/hour

Security Specialist II (Armed),  Non-Exempt Pay Grade 8: $22.30-$24.43/hour

Security Specialist III (Armed), Non-Exempt Pay Grade 9: $24.59-$27.18/hour


Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  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. 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.

Hiring Philosophy
Federal EEO
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision