Industrial Security Manager 2 - Special Security Manager, Mid-Level San Diego, CA

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 is seeking an Industrial Security Manager 2 to join our excellent, diverse team of security professionals. This position reports to the Rancho Carmel Site Security Manager. This is an on-site position at the Rancho Carmel campus, located in San Diego, CA. This is an opportunity for an experienced security leader to apply proven leadership and management skills in a dynamic and challenging special access programs environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership and management of a diverse team of security professionals.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead a diverse team of eight security professionals and manage team tasking

  • Builds and maintains strong security program compliant with the 32 CFR Part 117 (NISPOM), DoD SAP manuals, ICD 705, and all other applicable security requirements

  • Proactively supports security requirements for proposal activities including develops Basis of Estimate (BOE) for security labor support for classified programs

  • Develops, and administers security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment

  • Studies and implements U.S. security regulations that apply to company operations

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

  • Prepares manuals outlining regulations, and establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting personnel and visitors access to restricted records and materials

  • Develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive security education, training, and awareness program

  • Successfully plans and performs all manner of security inspections, including self-inspections, CSA inspections, and internal inspections, as required

  • Investigates security incidents and prepares reports to submit to CSA personnel

  • Leads and performs the security tasks associated with the construction or modification and approval of classified areas

  • Develops, implements and maintains all manner of required security documentation to include OPSEC plans, CONOPS, SOPs, desktop instructions, and more.

  • Leads and performs all manner of contract security classification actions including reviewing and interpreting Form DD-254, creating Form DD-254 for subcontractors, and more

Basic Qualifications:

Active Top Secret security clearance current within the last 6 years, or acceptance into the continuous evaluation program as a result of a deferred re-investigation.

10 Years of Industrial Security and/or CPSO related experience with Bachelors, or 8 Years of Industrial Security and/or CPSO related experience with Masters; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

Must have an in-depth knowledge and familiarity with the DoD Manuals 5205.07 Volume 1-4, and other related security requirements.

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interact with internal/external customers.

Expertise managing Industrial Security.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Special Access Programs serving as CPSO

  • Previous leadership and/or management experience.


-Ability to work in a team environment with minimal oversight

-Experience writing basis of estimates and managing budgets

-Physical Security experience

-Experience with security management of SCI programs

-Experience with COMSEC management

-Expertise with ICD 705 construction and accreditation processes

-Experience with various systems of record including CV2, CORE, JADE

  • Demonstrated success in leading organization change and transformation.

  • Ability to maintain flexibility to deal with changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Willing to work extended hours, in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. - - Excellent communication skills speaking, writing skills and organized skills enabling effective communications.

Salary Range: $122,200 - $183,400

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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