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Southern Company Plant Security Officer - E.C. Gaston in Wilsonville, Alabama

Plant Security Officer - E.C. Gaston


Plant Security Officer - E.C. Gaston

Uniformed, armed security officer responsible for providing security for personnel and property at E.C. Gaston Generating Plant in Wilsonville, AL.


  • Controls access to plant site

  • Monitors and operates electronic surveillance equipment

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

  • Provides armed security service to plant site

  • Patrols plant site on foot and in vehicle

  • Participation in Emergency Response Teams preferred, but not mandatory

  • Attend plant functions and make presentations as needed



  • REQUIRED minimum three (3) years law enforcement or military police or private/industrial security experience

  • REQUIRED ability to use and maintain a firearm and pass annual mandatory qualifying tests

  • REQUIRED maintain and possess a valid Alabama State pistol permit.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

  • 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 annual firearm qualifications

  • Ability to direct and control vehicle and pedestrian traffic

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

  • Ability to work rotating off day shifts, nights, days, weekends, holidays, during inclement weather and overtime

  • Ability to operate office equipment

  • Ability to wear and maintain Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • Must possess a valid driver license and operate a motor vehicle in various conditions

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

  • Ability to perform physical activity including, but not limited to, running, walking and/or lifting

  • Ability to function as a team member and individual in low to high stress situations

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.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website 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-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Wilsonville

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

APC - Plant Gaston - 31972 Highway 25 (31972WILSONVILLE )

31972 Highway 25

Wilsonville, 35186

Req ID: APC2007305