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Security Police Sergeant

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Security | livermore, CA | 03/16/2023

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Security Police Sergeant.  Under general supervision, you will provide first-line supervision, training and instruction to Security Police Officers (SPOs) that work under a collective bargaining agreement.  You may be required to work either day or owl shift at either LLNL’s Main Site or at Site 300.  This position is in the Protective Force Division (PFD) within the Security Organization.

Pay Range:

  • $45.75 - $57.74 Hourly (655.2)
  • Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

In this role you will

  • Supervise and direct SPOs, which includes personnel and performance management including ensuring SPO training is current; preparing performance appraisals, approving vacation requests, reviewing timecards to verify hours worked by SPOs and appropriate Project and Task codes, and authorizing corrections.
  • Supervise all shift operations including, but not limited to, roll call, unusual occurrences on site, emergency response, and limited scope performance testing.
  • Supervise uniform, vehicle and work area inspections to identify potential unsafe conditions and provide resolutions, ensure environmental, safety and health standard compliance, and investigate complaints from customers and recommend appropriate course of action.
  • Develop staff schedules to ensure staffing requirements are met; summon off-duty support when staffing shortages occur.
  • Review Department of Energy (DOE)/LLNL/Security Organization/PFD orders, policies and procedures, Security Police Officers' Association collective bargaining agreement and work rules to keep abreast of ever-changing requirements to ensure subordinate employees meet these requirements.
  • Oversee loading/unloading of firearms to ensure procedures are adhered to and safety requirements are met.
    Initiate, prepare and review various reports, documents, rosters, auditable records, and correspondence.
  • Respond to Laboratory-wide emergencies and provide incident command to ensure safety and security of SPOs and Laboratory employees; brief and supervise SPO assessment teams; brief outside law enforcement agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate’s degree in a security-related field or equivalent levels of related education and experience in security, military, or law enforcement.
  • Ability to successfully complete the DOE Basic Security Police Officer Training certification; ability to successfully complete and maintain the DOE Basic
  • Readiness Standard, a comprehensive medical exam including a multi-state cardiovascular assessment and psychological evaluation and the National Training Center Tactical Response Force-1 (TRF-100); ability to maintain all mandated medical, physical fitness, firearms and training requirements/qualifications, under the general guidelines of Federal regulations and DOE orders.
  • Broad knowledge of protective force security operations, policies and procedures, and the application of individual and small team tactics.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with experience identifying and researching alternatives or solutions to obstacles.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills necessary to supervise and effectively present information in both written and oral formats; effective team building, motivational and organization skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact, discretion, and maturity required  that demonstrate an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and to apply mature judgment when dealing with routine and non-routine personnel issues.
  • Effective team building, motivational, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with individual and small team tactics.
  • Proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office applications.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Working knowledge of protective force security operations, DOE orders and Federal regulations as they apply to a contractor protective force.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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