*Operational Orders and Taskings Lead 2 – RITS

Requisition ID: 20030252

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Vicksburg
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes – May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at
Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology,
systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With
Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group
of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving
some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Operational Orders and Taskings Lead 2  (OPORD) to support the
Revolutionary IT Services program at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the following location: Vicksburg MS In this position, you will:
  • Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments.
  • Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo      NorthropGrummanUSACE

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or other IT related field and a minimum of 8 years experience
  • Active 8570 IAT/IAM Level III certification (CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH)
  • Experience with Cybersecurity Lifecycle to include: generating cyber requirements, configuring cyber audit tools, conducting cyber requirements verification and performing cyber compliance.  
  • Experience leading and coordinating OPORDS, implementing, assessing, and monitoring security controls. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop plans and provide direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance to meet objectives.
  • Knowledge and technical skills in Cyber Security, and Enterprise IT Operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate frequently with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts.
  • Ability to conduct briefings and participate in technical meetings for internal external representatives concerning specifics operations.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.  US citizenship required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 Years Experience in OPORDS and Taskings Leadership


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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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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.