Southern Company Plant Security Officer - Plant Gorgas in Parrish, Alabama

Plant Security Officer - Plant Gorgas



Provides security for personnel and property at the Gorgas Electric Generating Plant located in Parrish, AL.


  • Controls access to plant site.

  • Ensure contract personnel are properly vetted and processed.

  • Monitors and operates electronic surveillance equipment.

  • Administers and enforces policies and procedures.

  • Maintains computer based security records.

  • Monitors materials and equipment delivered to and removed from plant site.

  • Provides armed security service for the plant site.

  • Routine patrols of plant and surrounding properties.

  • Participation in First Responder program.

  • Participation in the plant's ERT (Confined Space rescue, Hazmat) Teams preferred, but not mandatory.



  • Minimum 5 years law enforcement, military police/security forces or private/industrial security experience - Preferred

  • Ability to use and maintain a firearm and pass a qualifying test - Required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic computer knowledge using Windows based systems including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Good problem solving skills and decision making skills.

  • Ability to learn and enforce plant security policies and procedures.

  • Ability to obtain a pistol permit.

  • Ability to pass an annual firearm qualification.

  • Ability to direct and control traffic.

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

  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

  • Must possess a valid driver license.

  • Must pass background investigation, physical, drug and alcohol test, and pass any required psychological screening.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Demonstrate unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment.

  • Demonstrate success in an individual role and a team environment.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at HTTP://WWW.SOUTHERNCOMPANY.COM at

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 Field: Security

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-West Alabama-Parrish

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Gorgas Steam Plant - 460 Gorgas Road (460PARRISH)

460 Gorgas Road

Parrish, 35580

Req ID: APC2005535