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Manager 2 of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Compliance

Requisition ID: R10097921

  • CategoryCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location Location: Falls Church, VA, USA   |  Mesa, AZ, USA  |  Unknown City, VA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a highly qualified Manager 2 of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Compliance to join the NGDS International Trade and ATF team for oversight of the Defense Systems ATF Compliance Program. This position reports to the Senior Manager of International Trade Compliance (ITC) and ATF.  This position can be based out of Falls Church, VA; Mesa, AZ; or support a full-time teleworker.

Responsibilities include providing comprehensive ATF guidance, expertise and analysis for a variety of domestic and international programs.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Compliance with local, state, and federal firearms and explosives regulations, license and permit preparation and processing.
  • Develops and implements licensing strategies, training and guidance based upon knowledge of the Federal, State and Local laws and regulations relating to firearms and explosives compliance.
  • Maintain and enhance the sector’s ATF compliance program by planning, implementing and evaluating compliance policies, programs and practices.
  • Serves as a company ATF Responsible Person. 
  • Maintains awareness of changing federal, state and local laws and regulations and provides analysis regarding applicability and impact to company products and technologies, as well as existing company export/import policies and procedures
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to support training and education on ATF related matters
  • As an integral member of ITC/ATF team, may perform other duties on a collateral basis, as assigned by the Senior Manager of ITC and ATF to include leading various Northrop Grumman process improvement projects
  • Supports the law department in investigating and resolving compliance matters and questions
  • Maintains applicable records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides leadership and direction to ATF analyst(s) in the execution of their daily duties

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of GED with a minimum of 14 years of experience
  • Will also consider:  
    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience, or
    • Master’s degree in business, finance, or a related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Strong working knowledge of the Gun Control Act and ATF regulations and requirements
  • Experience in effectively applying U.S. Government regulatory requirements in complex scenarios, analyzing and solving complex problems
  • Ability to be an independent thought leader for the function and work effectively as part of a highly integrated team
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance and qualify as a Responsible Person under ATF requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues
  • Participation in U.S. Government federal advisory and industry working groups
  • Advanced degree in business, international affairs, law, or technology


This position reports to Falls Church, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $105,600 USD - $183,000 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

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 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.