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Security Officer I



van horn, tx, usa
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will guard and supervise company grounds to prevent theft, violence, or other loss of company property. Tours premises, monitors grounds via surveillance equipment and via guard stations. Greets and directs visitors, provides temporary visitor IDs, and maintains a visitor’s log. Responds to security breaches and prepares and files reports describing incidents, accidents, or intruders. Incumbents in this position do not carry a firearm while on duty.

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Rotational schedule (8 days on, 6 days off); morning, swing, and night shift.

Van Horn Specific information

Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, the West Texas Site in Van Horn, TX offers eligible employee’s additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance. Eligibility for these additional benefits is based on the employee’s ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX, or travel to Van Horn from another Blue location a minimum of 50% of the time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform responsibilities as identified by Security Management and Security Officer Lead in the conduct of guard posts, i.e. control access to the site via Visitor Management System, respond to inquires and issues at guard posts, understand and execute all post orders assigned to guard position.
  • Support special events, emergent activities and ad hoc assignments as identified and assigned by Security Management.
  • Understand and align with Blue Origin badging policies in order to properly categorize and appropriately issue visitor badges as required
  • Respond to emergency situations (fire/medical/suspicious person/etc.)
  • Implement roving patrols as assigned
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible schedule, to include nights, overtime, weekends and rotating

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally stand in a static position for extended periods
  • Display outstanding customer service and communication skills
  • Work in various environments such as cold weather, rain/snow or heat
  • Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift
  • Stand or walk on various surfaces for long periods of time
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • 2+ years experience in military, law enforcement, overseas security contracting, or corporate security
  • Aptitude for critical incident handling
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Computer based proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Extensive team-oriented experience
  • Outstanding character/integrity
  • Ability to de-escalate disputes and/or conflict(s)
  • Excellent time management skills

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

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