Manager Classified Cybersecurity 2Chandler, AZ

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Cybersecurity Leaders, We Want You!

Cyber assets everywhere are under siege from a wide spectrum of threats. Almost daily, these threats grow in sophistication, breadth and speed.

At Northrop Grumman, we take a holistic approach to cybersecurity, looking at the whole cyber landscape of people, processes and technology and the whole security realm of offense, defense, and exploitation. Thought leadership demands nothing less.

The Classified Cybersecurity team is seeking a second level (Level 2) Classified Cybersecurity Manager to lead a team of Information Systems Security Professionals (ISSOs/ISSMs). A diverse classified information systems security background is required, including the Intelligence Community assessment and authorization process (ICD-503), Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG), and DoD collateral (NISPOM and DAAPM) processes.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and train a team of Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs), Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs), and Cybersecurity Support personnel.

  • Interface with internal and external customers at all levels; will be required to interpret and provide guidance on company and customer cybersecurity related governance documents.

  • Lead assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments.

  • Develop strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining assessment and authorization of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits.

  • Implement the required government RMF policy (i.e. ICD 503, JSIG, DAAPM), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities.

  • Perform analyses to validate established security controls and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.

  • Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.

  • Coordinate all associated Assessment and Authorization activities, which includes all RMF Body Of Evidence (BOE) documentation: System Security Plan (SSP), Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM), Control Family Security Operating Plans (SOPs), Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Plan, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), etc.

  • Ensure recurring cybersecurity SOW is completed to include auditing, configuration management, user training, POA&M updates, ConMon checklists, Self-Inspections, etc.

Establish an inclusive culture within a diverse environment, and will be responsible for the following:

  • Foster an environment for individual development, teamwork, effective performance management, open communication, and financial management.

  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and obtain formal Assessment & Authorization of systems.

  • Ensure the team follows Northrop Grumman and the Classified Solutions organization's policies and procedures, making sure that all information is accurate and complete in support of those policies and procedures.

  • Support the formal Security Assessment process required by the company and/or government customer.

  • Effectively communicate with program management teams, the Enterprise Operations Program Management Office, Classified Solutions Leadership, and Industrial Security.

  • Responsible for the interviewing and selection process of new employees.

If you are ready to solve complex problems in a dynamic environment, apply today!

*Note- Due to the classified nature of the work being performed, this position does not offer any virtual or telecommute working options. Applicants are encouraged to apply, only if they are willing to work on-site.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with 7 years of Information Systems Security experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with 9 years Information Systems Security experience is required

  • Must have Working knowledge of ACAA or NESSUS, SCAP, DISA STIGs, eMASS

  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAM Level III security certification (examples: CISM, GSLC, CCISO, CISSP) in order to be considered

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Secret security clearance (or higher) in order to be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, or similar STEM related discipline, to include 8 years of ISSO/ISSM experience with RMF

  • Prior leadership, or management, experience is highly desirable.

  • Diverse classified information systems security / information assurance background

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Prior experience communicating with customer and program leadership.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance, with current SAP/SAR access, is highly desirable

Salary Range: $119,300 - $178,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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