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Principal Industrial Security Analyst (Fairfax, VA)

Requisition ID: R10047612

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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 Space Systems is seeking a talented security professional as a Principal Industrial Security Analyst who will be involved in the day-to-day oversight and support of all security aspects of active programs. This position is located in Fairfax VA.

In this role, the CSSO/CPSO candidate:

  • Develops, and administers security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment.
  • Studies and implements federal 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 visitor’s access to restricted records and materials.
  • Conducts security education classes and security audits. Investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action to be taken. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and administering security policies and procedures in compliance with Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), and NISPOM and will be expected to interface with the customer’s security organization.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support a fast-paced program; create, maintain and leverage working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Work with and support a team of other security professionals and manage PERSEC requirements with meticulous record keeping; responsible for accurate data input into multiple databases.
  • Develops, and administers security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment.
  • Studies and implements federal 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 visitor’s access to restricted records and materials.
  • Conducts new employee security briefings, annual security refresher briefings, security training, debriefings, investigating and reporting security violations and incident reports.
  • Monitors security procedures; ensures compliance with all aspects of the security program including PERSEC, Physical and administrative procedures. Requires the ability to make sound decisions while staying within compliance of Customer and Northrop Grumman policies and procedures.
  • Ability to respond to after hour alarms.
  • Manage time effectively and be able to take independent action following projects through to completion.
  • Take initiative to improve processes, as well as provide solutions once an issue has been identified.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate information to various audiences at all levels of the organization both verbally and through written communications.

The selected candidate will have:

  • Experience in program security and personnel security with knowledge of implementing a multi-disciplined security program (access control, physical security, OPSEC, security education etc.).
  • Strong customer service mindset.
  • Dependable, responsive, customer focused and possess the qualities of diplomacy, tact, excellent judgment, discretion and initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible, adjusting to changing priorities and deadlines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant security experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, 9 years of relevant security experience.
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Must be knowledgeable and have experience implementing the NISPOM
  • Must be knowledgeable and have experience implementing DODM 5205.07 volumes 1-4
  • Familiarity with the following: ICD 705, ICD 704, ICD


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.