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Principal Industrial Security Analyst – Operations (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10055850

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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 Analyst to join our Dulles Operations and Compliance team. You will be responsible for the standardization of procedures, maintaining compliance with applicable security regulations and leading the security program for various Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) programs. This position would support our Dulles, VA location.

Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:

  • Oversee classified security programs and provide expertise in all security functions in accordance with the DoD Special Access Program (SAP) Security Manuals (DoD Manual 5205.07 Volumes 1-4), Sensitive Compartmented Information Administrative Manuals (DoD Manual 5105.21 Volumes 1-3), Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Intelligence Community Directives (ICD), IC Technical Specification (IC Tech Spec) for ICD/ICS 705, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and other applicable security regulations and requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with government and corporate security policies/procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to contractual guidance for classified programs and cleared facilities In accordance with DD Form 254, DoD Contract Security Classification Specifications guidance.
  • Assist program managers and professional staff in the interpretation, application and compliance with program Security Classification Guides (SCG).
  • Provide program security and personnel security (PERSEC) support to include but not limited to review and process required documentation in support of the SAP and SCI nomination processes; prepare and administer program indoctrination and debriefings; access, review and submit clearance/access information using JPAS, DISS, JADE, and other information systems; maintain PERSEC databases in accordance with customer tracking requirements; maintain and operate document control register/database; process and manage incoming and outgoing visit authorizations and visitor control.
  • Provide facility security administration, documentation and management support: draft and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP); conduct SAP and SCI security program self-inspections; manage inventory of accountable holdings in accordance with the policies and procedures; prepare and submit status reports to applicable government agencies; administer and manage classified destruction program; serve as the focal point for receiving, processing, distributing, and controlling all classified documentation (hard copy and electronic media) entering or leaving the facility, including electronic data transfer; maintain suspense copies of all material transported via courier and perform follow-up, as needed.
  • Pursue and obtain customer accreditation for Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs) and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) in accordance with SAP and SCI DoD Manuals, IC Tech Spec, and other government requirements (physical security, facility security and access control, network and IT security, cryptography, personnel, etc.).
  • Develop, coordinate, and submit for approval physical security documentation including Fixed Facility Checklists (FFC) and TEMPEST Addendums as applicable.
  • Manage and maintain UL-2050 Compliant Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and automated Access Control Systems (ACS).
  • Ensure the development, documentation, and presentation of classified security education, awareness, and training activities.
  • Analyze, investigate, and resolve classified security issues while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers on actions(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program.
  • Maintain liaison with government agencies, external customers, contractors, employees, and managers.
  • Review and verify personnel security clearances and SAP/SCI accesses through queries to government security databases and systems.
  • Perform the duties of a Top Secret Control Officer (TSCO) as required.
  • Generate and/or review Program Access Request (PAR) packages; ensure all required information is included including currency of information, completeness of forms, and inclusion of required signatures. Generate Program Indoctrination Agreements (PIA), provide to briefer/debriefer, and/or execute briefs/debriefs on behalf of the government security team.
  • Maintain accountability of classified material.
  • Implement policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, and for investigating and reporting security violations and incidents.
  • Manage Government-furnished equipment and materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant security experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, 9 years of relevant security experience with High school diploma or GED.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, have an U.S. Government Top Secret Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) current within 6 years, and be able to meet the special access eligibility requirements of DoDM 5205.07 Volume 2.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Served in the role as either a Contractor Program Security Officer(CPSO or ACPSO); Program Security Officer(PSO); Program Security Representative (PSR) or Program Security Manager for at least 4 years in a DoD environment.

  • Current counterintelligence scoped polygraph

  • Experience with JADE, DISS, SIMS, SCATTERED CASTLES or similar data bases

  • Experience as a Data Transfer Agent for control of media (training is provided)

  • Working knowledge of Special Access Programs to provide procedural and policy guidance

  • Additional consideration for CDSE SAP Orientation course or CDSE SAP Mid-Level course

  • Additional consideration for Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC)


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.