Location: Los Alamos, NM
Title: Access Control Specialist
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.


The Access Control Specialist shall carry out detailed instructions and procedures primarily oriented to ensure uncleared visitors are escorted in areas requiring a Q clearance. This role shall also ensure that emergencies and security violations are readily discovered and reported to the appropriate authority. This role may intervene directly only in situations which require minimal action to safeguard property or persons.


  • Identify access requirements for the area which will be entered,
  • Obtain an active security plan from the client for the area, which is to be accessed,
  • Verify the identity of the individuals which will be monitored and ensure they have the required credentials for entering the area.
  • Brief the individuals being monitored on prohibited and controlled articles and other safety and security requirements.
  • Complete the logging system requirements.
  • Escort the approved individuals to the approved work area.
  • Notify the on-site Physical Security Officer in emergency situations, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Observe the monitored person(s), to ensure proper procedures and policies are being followed.
  • Report observed non-compliance(s) immediately to the appropriate government on-site authority.
  • Escort or drive a motor vehicle to transport individuals to specified locations.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and report incidences to the appropriate on-site authority


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-3 years related experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly recognize there is a problem when a problem is present.
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Special Requirements:

  • Willing and able to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends).
  • Must have a DOE “Q” level clearance.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.


This position may require long periods of walking, climbing, standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and sitting for periods of up to 10-12 hours per day.


Work will be performed indoors and outdoors to include rapidly changing environments, all types of weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold environments and traverse uneven terrain.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.