Sr. Principal Industrial Security Analyst/CPSO Annapolis, MD

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking an experienced security professional to serve as the Security Lead for a portfolio of classified programs at the Annapolis, MD campus. The duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Perform as the Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) responsible for the management and oversight of multiple classified programs and facilities.

  • Direct interface with Government Security Officers in support of on-going security tasks and requirements, investigations, and security audits.

  • Oversee the management and physical accreditation of SCIFs; enforce compliance with ICD 705 and other government policies and procedures. Maintain the physical security integrity of each facility, to include alarms, access control, and emergency action planning.

  • Perform periodic self inspections of SCIFs and participate in Government compliance inspections. Prepare corrective action plan/reports and submit to the Government when requested.

  • Provide advice and counsel on security matters/activities that affect programs.

  • Investigate security infractions/violations and prepare reports and take remedial actions, as necessary.

  • Understands government policy and directives to be able to apply solutions to complex tasks/challenges/assignments that are in compliance with policy.

  • Obtains rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations from government agencies.

  • Make classification determinations and interpretations; consult with the Government when a determination cannot be made and provide the results to management.

  • Conduct security briefings to include program indoctrinations, annual refresher training, foreign travel briefings, and others as needed.

The candidate must have relevant experience in industrial security programs. Experienced working knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) and other SCI related policy and procedures. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate effectively and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, make decisions in the midst of ambiguity and meet deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter that needs minimal supervision.

Basic Qualifications:

TS/SCI with Polygraph required.

10 years CPSO or related experience with Bachelors; or 8 years CPSO or related experience with Masters.; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in ICD 705 physical construction and TEMPEST requirements; completion of ICD 705 training is desired

Experience in SCIF management and operations

Working knowledge of the Intelligence Community Directives (ICD's) and National Industrial Security Program

Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) and security applications (SIMS, DISS, Scattered Castles)

Salary Range: $102,200 - $153,200

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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