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Nuclear Security Officer I

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At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Nuclear Protection Services at North Anna Power Station in Mineral, VA is seeking entry level Nuclear Security Officers.


The company is actively seeking United States military veterans who meet the qualifications outlined below.


Security officers at Dominion are responsible for maintaining security at nuclear stations by controlling access, monitoring and testing security and communications systems and ensuring NRC requirements are enforced.


Qualified candidates will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Under the guidance of more experienced staff, nuclear security officers prevent and protect against radiological sabotage as defined by the Design Basis Threat.
  • Security Officers will learn nuclear defense tactics, security policies and procedures, and gain tactical work experience.
  • Officers operate, monitor and program electronic security and communications systems.
  • Officers respond to, assess, and investigate alarms, special conditions, emergency situations and security contingencies; provide compensatory measures for failed or degraded security safeguards.
  • Officers will search vehicles, personnel and possessions prior to entry to station.
  • Nuclear security officers serve as members of the armed response force by implementing assigned portions of the protective strategy as directed, and may coordinate communications with local fire, rescue and law enforcement agencies.
  • Officers control access to and patrol protected/vital areas.
  • Officers test all security related equipment, including communications systems, detectors, x-ray screening devices, alarm systems, in vital as well as non-vital areas.
  • Officers prepare required security reports using a computer system and maintain security documentation, including documentation for electronic security systems and hardware.
  •  Candidates MUST be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid drivers license or be able to obtain one.
  •  May be required to be a member of the station's Fire Brigade and/or First Aid Team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Candidates MUST be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid drivers license or be able to obtain one.

0-2 years experience

  • Basic knowledge of weaponry and the safe handling of firearms.
  • Ability to gain the required knowledge and experience dealing with specific issues associated with providing security at nuclear power plant and critical infrastructure protection.
  • Ability to successfully complete a training certification course designed to provide the minimum level of skills and knowledge to competently perform all tasks associated with a Nuclear Security Officer as required by the NRC.
  • Ability to successfully complete physical training requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to maintain a continued level of alertness in a variety of conditions.
  • May be required to be a member of the station's Fire Brigade and/or First Aid Team.
  • Basic EMT certification a plus
  • Nuclear Security Clearance a plus


Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above are encouraged to apply..

Education Requirements

Required: High School Diploma or GED

Other Education: Industrial/physical security, law enforcement, Military Security Force

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must be at least 21 years of age. May be required to be a member of the station's Fire Brigade and/or First Aid Team.

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Office Work Environment 51-75%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Outdoors 51-75%
Radiation Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture 

About Dominion Energy

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We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started . By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

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