Nuclear Materials Courier – Squad Commander

  • Expired
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $91,231 to $118,603 per year

Website National Nuclear Security Administration

A successful candidate in this position will lead a team of highly specialized protective force, which is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of classified and or hazardous nuclear material.


  1. Serves as a Squad Commander, which entails responsibility for the full range of supervisory functions for all Nuclear Materials Couriers and support staff.
  2. Performs the full range of supervisory duties, such as assigns and evaluates work performance, establishes training objectives, directs training activities of subordinates, and effects minor disciplinary actions.
  3. Provides both administrative and technical direction to a highly specialized protective force that is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of classified and/or hazardous materials.
  4. Directs the response of resources in an emergency such as sabotage or theft of material.

Travel Required

50% or less – Travel is required for this position.

Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A supervisory one year probationary period may be required.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
  • Must possess or acquire a valid State motor vehicle operator’s license; have a satisfactory driving record; be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate specialties, i.e. hazmat.
  • Occasional exposure to potential dangers from explosives and radioactive and toxic materials.
  • The work of this position involves handling sensitive and dangerous materials and information critical to national defense;
  • This position is covered under Human Reliability Program (HRP)
  • Subject to annual physical, psychological testing and evaluation, and random drug and alcohol testing.
  • This position is designated as a primary position and is covered by the retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336 (c).
  • The OST Mission is performed on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. All employees are subject to participation in both scheduled and unscheduled emergency response exercises and events.
  • The Department of Energy requires that persons employed in courier positions meet on continuing basis its physical requirements, weapons qualifications, and first aid training requirements.
  • Required to carry a firearm and maintain qualifications on assigned weapons.

Announcement number: 20-XA-01464-NNSA

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