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Security Officer

Job in Hawthorne - Los Angeles County - CA California - USA , 90250
Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Contract position
Listed on 2021-01-11
Job specializations:
  • Security
    Security Guard, Unarmed Security, Part Time Security
  • Government
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Security Officer 3

Hawthorne CA, United States

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


Security Officers are dedicated security professionals with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced high tech environment. Security Officers work as a team, patrolling the company's properties via vehicle and foot and/or ensuring security at a series of fixed locations in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as company regulations.


* Maintain proficiency/awareness of static guard post duties
* Plan and execute security support for SpaceX operations
* Plan and conduct advanced security training for all security officers
* Conduct advanced research and analysis in support of SpaceX security missions
* Mentor other security members to identify and report suspicious behavior to the Operations Center
* Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
* Execute security support as dictated by SpaceX Security Leadership
* Execute roving patrols of assigned locations
* Conduct and review risk assessments of critical SpaceX facilities
* Provide mobile security support as directed by the Operations Center
* Respond to emergency situations and provide on-scene leadership to others (Fire/Medical/Suspicious Person/etc.)
* Develop and refine emergency response protocols based on data and experience
* Plan and coordinate domestic flight hardware transportation operations
* Learn advanced skillsets (EMT/Investigations/Surveillance/VIP Escort/Security Hardware)
* Function as liaison with law enforcement, community leaders and key stakeholders in space industry


* High school diploma or equivalency certificate
* 8 years of combined experience in the US military, sworn law enforcement, overseas security contracting, or advanced corporate security realm
* At least 1 year of executive protection, mobile asset protection, or emergency response team experience


* Bachelor's or advanced degree
* 1 year on the SpaceX Security Team as a Security Officer - Level 2
* Military deployment and/or counterinsurgency experience
* History of critical incident handling experience
* Combat Medic, EMT-B, or Paramedic related experience
* Advanced medical emergency training (TCCC/TECC/Combat Lifesaver)
* Documented small unit leadership experience
* Impeccable character/integrity
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to de-escalate disputes and/or conflict(s)
* History of critical incident handling experience
* Experience instructing security tactics/operations/procedures
* Computer based proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
* Extensive team oriented experience
* An intense interest in protecting the future of spaceflight
* Foreign language proficiency


* Availability to work any schedule needed, to include; nights, weekends and rotating
* Position is subject to pre-employment enhanced screening, including a background check, psychological test, bi-annual physical fitness test, and a drug and alcohol test
* Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing
* Ability and willingness to occasionally stand in a static position for extended periods
* Willingness to travel up to 15% of time in support of SpaceX Security requirements should the need arise
* Ability to pass Air Force and NASA background checks for installation access
* Valid driver's license
* Possess or be eligible for a valid state security office license
* Eligible for a US Government security clearance


* To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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