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CPSO / Senior Principal Industrial Security Analyst

Requisition ID: R10045071

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • 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 looking for a Sr Principal Industrial Security Analyst/CPSO to support a complex program as it relates to all applicable classified, federal, contractual, customer and company requirements. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: managing restricted program environments; develop, and administer security programs and procedures for classified or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment; study and implement 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; establish procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for granting personnel and visitors access to restricted records and materials; conduct security education classes and security audits; investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action to be taken. Working knowledge of DoD 5205.07 SAP Manuals volumes 1-4, ICD 705, ICD 704, and/or NISPOM applicable sponsor procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

10+ years of CPSO and/or Security related experience, or an MS Degree and 8 years of CPSO and/or Security related experience; an additional 4 years of applicable work experience may be substituted for a Bachelors degree.

Active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain/maintain TS/SCI level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

TS/SCI Clearance.

Bachelor's degree.

Self-starter with minimal supervision.

Excellent customer service and communication skills.


Ability to work independently and follow projects through to completion.


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


Strong working knowledge of basic office automation tool suites such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


OPSEC program experience.

Must be organized and efficient at time management.

Develop and execute program protection strategies for existing programs, developing programs, or new concepts.

Experience supporting classified proposal development and execution.


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: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.