Location: Moab, Utah
Title: Security Officer
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (50-75%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.


The Security Officer provides physical protection and surveillance of assets, personnel and operations at both the Moab and Crescent Junction sites. The Security Officer performs administrative, access control, facility patrol, escort, assessment, and alarm reporting functions in accordance with the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project security policies and procedures.


  • Provide access control by checking for proper badge/ID at the entrance to the Moab and Crescent Junction sites to allow access to employees and site visitors.
  • Provide point-of-contact assistance to train crew and provide notification to project management for issues.
  • Transport train crew on rail siding at Crescent Junction.
  • Conduct site inspections at both sites to ensure doors, gates, etc. are locked at the end of the day.
  • Inspect Crescent Junction water pond to ensure correct operation and provide notification of issues.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma
  • Experience in work environments with exposure to all weather conditions and temperature extremes.

Skills and Abilities:

  • The control of voluntary motor functions, strength, range of motion, neuromuscular coordination, stamina, and dexterity needed to meet physical demands associated with routine and emergency situations.
  • The ability to maintain the mental alertness necessary to perform all essential functions without posing a direct threat to self or others.
  • The ability to understand and share essential, accurate communication by written, spoken, audible, visible, or other signals while using required protective equipment.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekends, and night shifts as required.
  • 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.


Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching or bending. Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks.

May require ability to occasionally lift, carry, position, and moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Requires ability to work evenings, weekends, and overtime when needed.


The position is primarily located in an indoor gate guard shack and occasionally is required to walk outdoors around the perimeters of the site(s). This position is exposed to extreme weather conditions during the summer and winter.

    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.