Nuclear Security Officer typically are responsible for maintaining security at nuclear stations by controlling access, monitoring and testing security and communications systems and ensuring company requirements are enforced. Other duties include: 1. Under the guidance of more experienced staff, nuclear security officers prevent and protect against radiological sabotage. 2. Security Officers will learn nuclear defense tactics, security policies and procedures, and gain tactical work experience. 3. Officers operate, monitor and program electronic security and communications systems. 4. Officers respond to, assess, and investigate alarms, special conditions, emergency situations and security contingencies; provide compensatory measures for failed or degraded security safeguards. 5. Officers will search vehicles, personnel and possessions prior to entry to station. 6. 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. 7. Officers control access to and patrol protected/vital areas. 8. Officers test all security related equipment, including communications systems, detectors, x-ray screening devices, alarm systems, in vital as well as non-vital areas. 9. Officers prepare required security reports using a computer system and maintain security documentation, including documentation for electronic security systems and hardware.
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