Director of Security, Aeronautics Systems

Requisition ID: 21008968

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

As a leader with Northrop Grumman, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.   At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they are making history.     Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Director of Security to lead security operations for our Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) sector. This position will be located in and work from one of our Center of Excellence locations (Redondo Beach/El Segundo, CA; Palmdale, CA; or Melbourne, FL). This position will report directly to the Vice President of Corporate & Enterprise Services Security, with co-reporting to the VP/GM Aeronautics Systems and VP/CIO & PMO for Aeronautics Systems. This position manages security operations across a large business sector for NG, assuring the security of people, facilities, programs, and operations in a highly dynamic, diverse, and geographically dispersed set of National Security efforts. Additionally, this position will require upto 25% domesitc travel (within the US).     The successful candidate will provide senior oversight and leadership to Program and Industrial Security Operations spanning all Aeronautics Systems programs, sites and activities across the continental US and globally.  As the Sector Security Director, will be a member of the NG Security Council and will help lead/enable all security management and functions across NG in partnership with the Enterprise Security leadership team.  Will be part of the Sector’s leadership team, enabling planning and execution of all aspects of the NG security for programs, contracts and operations ranging from unclassified/NG Proprietary to Collateral, Special Access Programs (SAP) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) programs.  As a leader with Northrop Grumman, the candidate will always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards. The candidate will lead teams to predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. The candidate will live the company values and treat all people with respect, model personal growth and continuous professional development. The candidate will build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team.   As a leader at Northrop Grumman, the successful candidate will:
  • Develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work
  • Deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, innovate for affordability, and transform delivery of security services
  • Ensure teams have the information and tools needed to perform their job
  • Demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. Craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results
  Roles and responsibilities:
  • Provide security executive leadership for the Aeronautics Systems (AS) Sector and the industrial security program that safeguards the sector’s people, facilities and information.  Will have a significant leadership role for the AS Sector for advocating, nurturing and maturing key program security partnerships across all elements to enable best possible program security planning, support and execution of AS programs and activities.  This includes a large, diverse and geographically dispersed Industrial Security team, Classified Information Systems Security teams, AS Sector Program Management and other AS and NGC Enterprise organizations (i.e. AS Program Management Office (PMO), Operations, Contracts, Human Resources, Business & Finance, Facilities, Communications, Legal, etc.)
    • Focus on assuring program security execution, consistency, partnership, effectiveness, compliance and integration across all Division, Sector and Enterprise security and information assurance areas, across all security levels – Unclassified/Proprietary, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Collateral, SCI and SAP
  • Will apply expert multi-discipline program security management experience (Program Security, OPSEC, PERSEC, Physical Security, Technical Security, Information Assurance, INFOSEC, COMSEC, etc.) to enable execution, reduce/eliminate redundancies, and assure cross-discipline and cross-organizational teamwork through consistent and repeatable process management
  • Will assist VP Security and NGC Enterprise Security in representation with senior customer (IC and DOD) security counterparts in multiple forums.  Must be willing to seek and take on active and direct roles with Industry/Government security organizations (i.e.: ISWG, NDIA, AIA, CSSWG, NISPPAC, etc.) to include active working group participation, executive committee membership and chair/vice chair positions as/if possible
  • Interface with all levels of corporate and government management personnel for all pertinent security issues
  • Will assume a significant role for AS Sector and NGC Enterprise Security in support of enterprise-wide Compliance Framework activities (i.e. pre-inspection team leadership) and execution
  • Coordinate with senior business area leadership to resolve issues that could have an impact on the security, safety and compliance of employees, programs, facilities and operations
  • Collaborate effectively with the Corporate Security Council and the AS Sector leadership team
  • Collaborate with and participate in AS Operations Division and Enterprise PMO activities
  • Responsible for the planning, management, and execution of AS Security budget.
  • Manage the integration of all security initiatives, and security budget, across the sector and ensure employee engagement and facilities change as necessary to meet contract compliance while meeting operational and business goals
  • Oversee sector emergency and crisis management planning and execution, with integrating role in corporate crisis management and business resilience planning and execution
  • Manage both domestic and international security programs that define, develop, implement and oversee sensitive or classified programs and corporate security initiatives
  • Oversee implementation of processes related to classified contract management, program security, classified programs, insider threat, Counterintelligence awareness, Supply Chain Security, compliance with government standards, COMSEC, workplace violence prevention, security awareness, asset protection, access control, badge and identification, and ITAR/Export related security measures
  • Engage with international NG entities to ensure security compliance
  • Oversee the investigation of Security incidents and assist with disciplinary and legal matters as necessary
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and professional development for a network of Site and Program Security personnel
  • Engagement in the Sector operating objectives of digital transformation, operational efficiency and agility goals to enable program growth and execution
   

Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of Security related experience; OR a Master’s degree with minimum of 8 years of Security related experience is required
  • Candidates must have at least 8 years of experience in Industrial Security across the entire security spectrum (DOD, IC and NISPOM – Collateral, SCI and SAP), Physical Security, Cyber Information Assurance, COMSEC and Emergency/Crisis Management planning and execution
  • Must have at least 8 years of management and/or leadership experience in National Security classified programs and managing complex resources and budgets for large security teams
  • Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret level security clearance in order to be considered
  • Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, an SCI access level as a condition of continued employment
  Preferred Qualifications:  
  • The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree and 16 years of experience in Industrial Security, to include 8 years in management with the last 3 years as a Senior Manager, a Regional Manager, or a Director of security personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage diverse and geographically dispersed security programs and teams across multiple disciplines  to include Program/Industrial Security, Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) duties, Information/Cyber Security, COMSEC, Physical Security, Personnel Security, International Security
  • Proven ability and experience working with US Government security leadership in DOD and IC security programs
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Unquestioned personal and business integrity
  • Effective people skills, ability to develop and mentor, build teams, and the ability to relate
  • Experience and direct participation with Government/Industry Security Organizations (ISWG, NDIA, AIA, NCMS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in making critical security program and management decisions for dynamic business units that support high-value contracts across a wide US Government customer spectrum (Intelligence Community, Defense, Energy, and other Civilian Departments/Agencies)
  • Possess a breadth of demonstrated business, financial and management skills, knowledge and abilities to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Possess a breadth of demonstrated business, financial and management skills, knowledge and abilities to ensure maximum effectiveness.  Experience in the planning, management and execution of complex budgets across diverse and geographically dispersed locations for security operations – to include planning budgets for complex mixtures of direct, indirect and overhead activities
  • SCI access would be ideal
  Preferred Leadership Traits:  
  • Unwavering ethics and values
  • Strategic thinker and embraces change
  • Strong partner and team player; focused on team and cross-enterprise success
  • Courageous - takes risks in ideas and actions
  • Never satisfied with status quo; Strives for Innovation
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Proven People leadership
  • Strategic Value Creation
  • Performance
    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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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