Emergency Services Unit Officer

New Jersey, United States
10 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Department   PPPL ES&H
Category   Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Full-Time / Part-Time   Full-Time


The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.

Under the direction of a supervisor, provides specialized security, fire protection, emergency medical care, and other protective services. Performs investigations and documents the results. Responsibilities of this position occur in all weather conditions and potential hazardous environments created by emergency situations. During emergency events, may be required to assume a position in the Incident Command System. Must maintain personal physical standards required to meet the potentially rigorous challenges of this position.


Core Duties: 

  • Security: 70%
    • Patrols PPPL facilities (in vehicle or on foot) to protect employees, subcontractors, visitors and University and Government property.
    • Monitors access to PPPL facilities and restricted areas; and maintains order at special functions.
    • Enforces Property Pass Program in accordance with Laboratory requirements.
    • Enforces University and PPPL parking and traffic regulations.
    • Monitors the performance parameters of selected experimental and operational equipment to ensure proper operation. Identifies equipment or systems operating outside of the specified parameters and notifies the Communication Officer.
    • Performs the responsibilities of Communications Officer.
    • Assists visitors by providing information and direction as necessary.
    • Conducts investigations of security related incidents as directed by a supervisor.
    • Effectively detains criminal offenders; generates required documented reports; may employ use of force in performance of duties.
    • Inspection of security devices, life safety items (i.e. fire doors, eyewashes, emergency showers, etc.)
  • Emergency Response: 10%
    • Reports to the Incident Commander during emergency situations
    • Responds to potentially extremely hazardous environments and may work in areas with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus for extended periods.
    • Selects and uses proper fire fighting tools and equipment to control and extinguish fires. Uses ladders to gain access to assist individuals from affected structures.
    • Utilizes the appropriate safety equipment, removes hazardous gases/materials from buildings and assists in determining corrective action.
    • Provides medical care including CPR and defibrillation.
    • Performs extrication operations to free individuals trapped in vehicles, elevators or structures.
  • Training: 10%
    • Maintains training and certifications to meet federal, state and PPPL requirements.
    • Participates in required Physical Fitness program during duty day.
  • Inspections: 10%
    • Performs tests, inspections as required, preventative maintenance and minor repair of fire.
    • Documents results of such activities establishing the operability of the pertinent equipment.
    • Identifies deficiencies for repair.


Education and Experience: 

  • HS Diploma or GED (General Education Diploma)
  • NFPA Fire Fighter 1 certification
  • State of New Jersey EMT-B/D Certification
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Training
  • A Professional Level CPR Certification
  • Incident Command System (ICS) training (desired).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • A minimum of three (3) years firefighter experience in a paid or volunteer fire company.
  • Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A minimum of one (1) year EMT experience is required.
  • At least one (1) year of security experience (desired).

Physical Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of NFPA 1582 Medical Qualifications.
  • Pass the initial mandatory drug testing and random drug tests thereafter.
  • Successful completion of PPPL Initial and Annual Agility Testing.

Working Conditions: 

  • No criminal history
  • Valid state drivers license, and a favorable driving record.
  • Must work a schedule that includes rotational shift, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to work a twenty-four (24) hour work schedule.
  • May be required to work mandatory overtime to meet division requirements.
  • Ability to work in all types if weather conditions.
  • May be required to work at other positions (i.e. ESCC Command Officer).
  • Exercises sound judgment.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.