About G4S


Job Category:



United States

Postal Code:


Approximate Salary:

$17 Per Hour

Position Type:

Full Time

Nuclear Watchperson

G4S - Palo, IA

Posted: 12/5/2018

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Maintain compliance with all site policies, procedures, and directives
  • Observe and report any suspicious or hazardous activity
  • Patrols and identifies safety and/or fire hazards and make recommendations for improvement
  • Perform searches of personnel, vehicles, and packages and material
  • Perform access verification of personnel, vehicles and materials into the protected area and maintain appropriate log
  • Perform patrols as permitted by the site security plan
  • Perform tests on search and detection equipment and alarms
  • Write reports and complete forms and logs

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to pass any State-required training or other qualifications for licensing

Skills Required

  • Be able to operate a radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors and surveillance equipment.
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail


  • Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the State, if higher
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
  • Be able to work flexible scheduled shifts, rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military
  • Upon acceptance of a job offer, must be able to pass the following:
    • Pearson Reid Reading and Arithmetic Index
    • Security Officer Profile assessment
  • Must pass the following, post-offer in accordance with the code of federal regulations for armed nuclear security assignment (10CFR, Appendix B):
    • MMPI – Psychological testing
    • Physical Exams, including vision and hearing, in accordance with nuclear regulatory requirements and site training and qualification plan

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment:  Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat

Major activity:  Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties:  Standing, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.



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