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Palo, Iowa
United States
Information Technology - System Security
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2 - 5 years
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Bachelor's Degree

Nuclear Security Officer

Requisition ID:  31374 


NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

We are hiring Armed Security Officers with experience in the use of weapons and tactics to protect our greatest assets, our employees. The beginning hourly wage for the position is $ 18.44.


If you feel you would be a valuable addition to a growing Fortune 200 company, and the industry leader in the renewable energy space at our Duane Arnold Nuclear Plant, please apply. Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) is located in Palo, Iowa, approximately 9 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids. It is bordered by cornfields of neighboring farms and the banks of the Cedar River.


Please review the Job Overview & Required Qualification for insight into the position.

Job Overview

Patrols and inspects property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. Protects company investments, enforces laws on the property, deters criminal activity and other problems. Utilizes radio and telephone communications to call for assistance from police, fire or emergency medical services as the situation dictates. Writes comprehensive reports outlining their observations and activities during their assigned shift. May also interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, and testify in court.

Required Qualification

  • Candidates must satisfy all company and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) security requirements and pre-employment physical
  • Candidate must be a minimum age of 21 for our armed position
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Not have any felony convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability
  • Must be able to perform physical duties and withstand exposure to inclement weather
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 (Snellen), be able to distinguish between red, yellow and green. Hearing loss not to exceed 30 db
  • Willingness to work rotating shifts

Preferred Qualification

  • Prior experience in the military police, law enforcement, private armed security or AA degree in law enforcement preferred.


Employee Group:  Bargaining Unit
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Security
Organization:  NextEra Duane Arnold 
Location:  Palo, Iowa 
Other Work Locations:  Iowa 
Relocation Provided:  No


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748 (Option 1, Press 6) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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