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Nuclear Access/FFD Coordinator Senior

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Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location(s): Jupiter, FL, US, 33478

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  68415 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

At Florida's Power & Light, are people are our biggest asset. Everyday our employees help us deliver safe, affordable, and reliable service to our more than 4.8 million customers. They are helping shape our company and how our customers see us. With Seven Nuclear Reactors at four plant sites across the country, today, FPL's nuclear is one of the largest in the nation. Currently we are seeking a Nuclear Access/ Fitness for Duty Coordinator to join our team at our Jupiter West location in sunny South Florida! 

Job Overview

This position supports compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations regarding access for personnel to nuclear power plants. Employees in this role ensure that the company’s Unescorted Access Authorization (UAA) program authorizes Unescorted Access (UA)authorizes access to only those individuals who are trustworthy, reliable and do not pose public health and safety risks. This role provides on-going oversight to site Acess Authorization/Fitness for Duty (AA/FFD) personnel and directs daily activities of the staff, provides work direction for staff including performance, evaluation, attendance and personnel decisions and actions. Employees in this role maintain an effective FFD program by ensuring blind samples are ordered and processed as required, correct random testing rates are in accordance with regulatory requirements, NRC required single positive forms and annual reports are generated, verified and submitted to the NRC within the prescribed time frames along with assisting in conducting pre-access, random, for-cause and post-event drug and alcohol testing for compliance with NRC regulations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides interpretation of the company’s Unescorted Access Authorization and Fitness For Duty (UA/FFD) policies, programs and procedures and interface with site management
  • Provides UAA/UA unfavorable determinations to workers, provides their appeal rights and makes the appropriate regulatory reporting determination
  • Performs Reviewing Official duties and activities on-site or at other fleet sites related to implementation and maintenance of the NRC's UAA/UA and FFD programs as required by Federal Regulations
  • Oversees the monthly revalidation process and approval as required by regulation
  • Evaluates trustworthiness and reliability and considers the potential insider threat based on an accumulation of information including Potentially Disqualifying Information (PDI) and Behavior Observation Program (BOP) data
  • Determines fitness for employment at our nuclear facilities by resolving inconsistent or adverse information during one-on-one interviews with workers that may impact a worker’s career
  • Monitors daily processing activities and provides specific oversight and work direction for loaned employees and contractors assisting in the AA/FFD offices
  • Coordinates and plans support with site personnel while organizing and preparing for loaned employee, contractor and corporate staff support for scheduled refueling outages
  • Determines appropriate requirements for individuals requesting or maintaining UAA/UA
  • Decides if further evaluations for substance abuse issues are warranted and initiate appropriate screening documentation
  • Oversees the assembly and distribution of unescorted access badges and badge deactivation for individuals who no longer require access
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Associate's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree

Special Requirements

Nuclear Specific Requirements:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice, Security, Business or Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • With Associate's degree, access, FFD, security, criminal investigation, law enforcement or related experience: 7+ years
  • In absence of degree, access, FFD, security, criminal investigation, law enforcement or related experience: 10+ years
  • Prior military training and experience may be considered as equivalent education and experience
  • Exempt level security, access, or FFD experience: 5+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Security
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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