Sergeant job vacancy in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA 99354)

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Company name : Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location : Richland, WA 99354
Position : Sergeant

Description :

The Protective Force Sergeant position is a full-time position with variable and flexible hours. The incumbent must be able to work flexible hours and shift work that are conducive to a 24/7 security operation, as well as be receptive to being called into work with short notice. The Sergeant position is an essential employee and is required to work their scheduled shift during all lab holidays, closures, releases and delays. This position reports to the Protective Force Program Manager and receives direction from the Protective Force Lieutenant as appropriate. The position requires professionalism, initiative, drive, rigor, and accountability.

In addition to fulfilling the Security Officer (SO) job functions, the Sergeant provides oversight of the daily functions, activities, and staff on each shift, to include all activities within the Security Operations Center (SOC) and designated Protective Force Posts. The Shift Sergeant position is critical in ensuring the safety and security of PNNL staff, visitors and facilities by initiating emergency response and management notifications. Each emergency event requires the Shift Sergeant to take appropriate steps to mitigate the event through proper communication and response.

Responsibilities include:

Deployment of management expectations; post deployment and shift rotation; shift pass-on; performance evaluation; documentation quality assurance; training; shift scheduling; and general oversight of SO staff.
Serves as the intermediary between line management and the SOs. Responsible for making notifications and coordinating events as requested.
The position requires the incumbent to perform physical activities, do moderate lifting, climb stairs, remain standing and sitting for extended periods of time, maintain alertness throughout long shifts, and utilize sensory awareness (visual, auditory, olfactory, etc.) in the performance of duties.

Additional Responsibilities:

Serve as the Sergeant for assigned shifts.
Perform all responsibilities, duties and tasks of a SO.
Demonstrate familiarity and compliance with all policies and procedures.
Oversee procedural implementation, ensure it is followed appropriately and safely.
Direct and monitor shift operations in accordance with all guidelines.
Ensure a thorough flow of information is transferred from shift to shift.
Coordinate proper positioning of SOs to provide appropriate alarm, public safety response and shift turnover.
Ensure the integrity of the data entered in the Daily Activity Log or Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) system.
Report to the Protective Force Manager any SO who is routinely out of compliance with established standards or lacking successful adherence to performance indicators, such as, tardiness, sick leave, insubordination, poor attitude, timecard charges, failure to perform as expected, etc.
Ensure SO’s and oncoming Sergeant and/or Corporal are fit for duty as defined in SAP 101.
Provide training, as appropriate, to assigned SOs, ensuring all training requirements for responsible SOs are maintained.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma and 6+ years of relevant work experience.
Technical Institute Graduate or relevant Associate’s degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least two years of PNNL SO experience.
Associate Degree in Criminal Justice/Security field.
Military and or Law Enforcement experience.
Current Q clearance.
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment:

Not Applicable
Additional Information:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


U.S. Citizenship
Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).
Testing Designated Position (TDP):

This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent with the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program.

About PNNL:

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at
Drug Free Workplace:

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

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