I thought that I'd post this here to hear other member's thoughts about this. I've been looking into this job for a while. Wackenhut has had some poor publicity, but this seems to be a squared away contract, which Wackenhut has held since 1965. This doesn't seem to be your regular Mall Ninja type of work. ;)
U.S. Department of Energy security contract
Security Police Officer - Wackenhut Services, Inc - Nevada Operations (Nevada Test Site)
Security Officers must qualify with .40 cal pistol, M-4 rifle, and M-240 machine gun.
These guys guard the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles north of Las Vegas. Starting pay is $20.65 per hour, 12-hour shifts (minimum four per-week), time & one half after 8-hours, per-diem paid for each day of work, with full-benefits and Union representation.
If you don't have any extra hours per work week, the average annual salary after training works out to be $60,132.80. Salary goes up considerably, but I can't find the Union's webpage so I can't post the max salary, which I believe they reach after six years (?).
It seems very para-military, but the website mentions no requirement of military of law enforcement experience, although I'm sure it's a requirement. They put you through a 10-week Academy mandated by Department of Energy.