Security Officer I - Plant Scherer

Juliette, GA

Job Description: Security Officer I

Physical abilities and psychological testing required.

You MUST also qualify before (AND Annually) with your issued handgun & shotgun.


  • This position will start as a NIGHT position (6PM to 6AM) …..and will also REQUIRE YOU TO POSSIBLY WORK ROTATING DAYS & SHIFTS AS NEEDED.



The Security Officer position is responsible for protecting Georgia Power employees, contractors, visitors and property. Enforce and administer established rules, procedures, and appropriate laws. Respond to alarms and security requests for security services. Process personnel for access authorization to Plant McDonough in accordance with established procedures. Interpret procedures and regulations and be able to make decisions regarding plant access control.


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Experience Requirements:

  • Must possess and/or obtain a valid Georgia driver’s license

  • Experience in the military, law enforcement, corrections, or armed security with a strong background in customer service and external relations preferred

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system is desired

  • Computer experience – ability to proficiently use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to learn and enforce plant security policies and procedures as required

  • Ability to learn and/or have knowledge of company policies, procedures, Local, State and Federal criminal laws and their application to private security

  • Ability to learn and/or have knowledge of power plant operations

  • Ability to administer basic first aid/CPR

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, decision making skills, and negotiating skills

  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment

  • Ability to operate numerous electronic security systems simultaneously

  • Ability to direct and control traffic

  • Demonstrates a proven ability to handle crisis situations, threat alerts, and communications with outside agencies

  • Ability to persuade, motivate and influence others

  • Ability to prioritize and perform work in absence of direct supervision

  • Ability to work in a fast- paced environment with multiple or changing priorities under minimum supervision

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain strict confidentiality

  • Ability to work rotating shifts and be flexible to schedule changes

Other Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Must meet all local, State and Federal requirements pertaining to the issuance of a firearm and there application to private security

  • Must be able to obtain an Armed Security Officer License issued by the State Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies

  • Must be able to pass a background check for the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies

- Must be able to pass a State mandated private security officer training

- Must pass the following job prerequisites: company psychological test, physical, background investigation, and drug test

  • Must successfully complete the required tests associated with this position

  • Must qualify for firearm use and re-qualify with semiautomatic pistol and pump action shotgun at least twice annually (day and night firing qualifications) with a minimum passing score of 80% or better

  • Individual will be required to be sprayed with O.C. Pepper Spray during training

- Must be able to work rotating shifts: days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime

- Must be able and willing to work in severe weather conditions

Security Officer Required Physical Demands

Routine Required Physical Demands

  1. Lift and carry 40 pounds, 50 feet: 3-4 hours per 8 or 12 hours shift

  2. Stand: up to 5.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  3. Sit: up to 5.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  4. Walk: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  5. Drive: up to 5.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  6. Climb: up to 2.0 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift (will be required to climb 125 stairs at one time on a

regular basis).

  1. Balance: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  2. Bend/Stoop: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  3. Kneel: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  4. Crouch: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  5. Push/Pull: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  6. Squat: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  7. Reach above shoulder level: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  8. Work alone: up to 8.0 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  9. Grasp with both hands: up to 5.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  10. Fine manipulation with both hands: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  11. Keyboarding: up to 2.5 hours per 8 or 12 hour shift

  12. Work at heights

  13. See at near and far distances at least 20/40 acuity in each eye, with or without correction

  14. Recognize and distinguish among control devices showing red, green, and amber colors

  15. Binocular vision

  16. At least 70º peripheral vision in horizontal meridian in each eye

  17. Hear a forced whisper at 5 feet

  18. Tolerate exposure to non-lethal substances (i.e. OC spray, tear gas)

  19. Tolerate exposure to marked changes in temperature, and humidity or extremes

  20. Tolerate exposure to dust, fumes, gases, chemicals

  21. Ability to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s license

  22. Ability to qualify with firearms

  23. Ability to obtain armed security officer license issued by State Board of Private Detectives

Emergency Required Physical Demands

  1. Run 100 yards with standard issue gear within 90 seconds

  2. Climb 35 feet of stairs with standard issue gear within 60 seconds

  3. Lift 35 pounds and carry 50 yards with standard issue gear within 90 seconds

  4. Easily maneuver through 24 inch opening/passage with standard issue gear Safety Sensitive Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant preemployment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments

**This position has been identified as a role that will require the use of a Georgia Power fleet vehicle. The following will be required if you are selected for this position:

  • Must have at least one year of verifiable driving experience (Must hold a valid driver’s license for the class vehicle to be operated. Driving permits are not typically considered a valid driver’s license).

  • Must have no revocation of driving privileges within the 36 months prior to application, no convictions of major traffic violations (DUI, hit and run, reckless driving, etc.) within the 12 months prior to application, or any pending charges for a major traffic violation at the time of application.

  • Must consent to a continuous monitoring of your Motor Vehicle Record

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 4855

Job Category: Security

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power