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Industrial Security Manager 2/CSSO

Requisition ID: R10061599

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 is seeking an Industrial Security Manager for the Secure Sensing Solutions (S3) Operating Unit based out of Annapolis Junction, MD. The candidate will be responsible for leadership and management of a team of security professionals at the Northrop Grumman facility in Annapolis Junction, MD and San Antonio, TX. They will direct activities that support SAP & SCI level programs and will provide guidance to assure compliance with applicable National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and other security requirements. As the Security leader, the candidate will be the primary security liaison between Northrop Grumman and the government customer. The Security Manager oversees all security activities and provides guidance to all personnel, to include supporting program managers in achieving key goals. The selected candidate must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with program management, program personnel, cyber security personnel, external security professionals, and contract security personnel.  The candidate will participate in business development activities and plan security support for future business. The candidate will be responsible for planning and executing a security labor and expense budget, working closely with leadership for any deviations. This position also includes performing as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) for the site, oversight of the San Antonio FSO, and Emergency Preparedness / Contingency Planning responsibilities.


In addition to this functional expertise, the successful candidate will possess strong people leadership skills and collaborative attitude with an ability to provide challenging assignments and foster an inclusive work environment. The candidate will promote mutual respect, the valuing of differences, and build a culture that balances the mission while caring for their employees. 


The position reports directly to the Manager, Security Cyber and Information Solutions Business Unit.

Basic Qualifications:

Active Top Secret SCI security clearance with Polygraph.

10 Years of security experience with Bachelors; or 8 Years of security experience with Masters; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience nay be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.

Leadership/Managerial Experience.

Comprehensive knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program, Intelligence Community Directives, and related training.

Experience and familiarity with U.S. Government NISS/DISS system.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Strong skills in team building.

Strong skills in educating and mentoring team members.

Demonstrated success in leading organization change and transformation.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in managing Industrial Security programs.

Previous security management experience.

Ability to effectively engage with team members on task completion.

Ability to recognize opportunities and take independent action at resolving challenges.

Ability to collaborate effectively with security peers and program management team members.


Salary Range: $118,600 USD - $178,000 USD

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.