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Principal Industrial Security Analyst – COMSEC

Requisition ID: R10092055

  • CategoryCategory: Security
  • LocationLocation: Edwards AFB, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Deployable Principal Industrial Security Analyst for a position on Edwards AFB , CA. The successful candidate will be team oriented and have the ability to work with others collaboratively in a professional and high-energy environment. The candidate will possess the ability to adapt to constantly changing demands and demonstrate capability to take on new and unfamiliar tasks. Proficiency at multi-tasking, time management, and managing priorities is required. The candidate will demonstrate a strong skillset as a proactive, self-motivated, well organized, reliable, and detail oriented team member.


  • Support the team by administering and developing classified security programs while protecting proprietary materials, documents, and equipment
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures outlining requirements for handling and protecting classified information and assets
  • Maintain records for granting access to restricted areas, information, and materials
  • Collaborate with leadership and team members to identify and resolve program deficiencies
  • Conduct security education classes, briefings, and audits applicable to unique security environment
  • Work closely with government agencies to obtain rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations
  • Assist in tracking, control, and inventory requirements for Crypto/Keying material and devices supporting the program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with Bachelor’s degree or 4 years with Masters. Additional work experience may be used in lieu of degree
  • Must have proven COMSEC Experience to include; Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) equipment and associated keying material, providing COMSEC support to DoD Programs, familiar with NSA/CSS 3-16, AFI 33-201v2, and CNSS 4005, Cryptographic Network (CRYPTONET) Controlling Authority (CONAUTH), and demonstrated proficiency with using COMSEC fill devices (SKL, SDS, etc.)
  • Proficient in understanding and applying DoD SAP Manuals to daily operations
  • Strong Industrial Security background, to include: experience with drafting and managing Fixed Facility Checklists, Personnel Security (Adjudicative guidelines, DISS, SF86, Adverse reporting), GSA Safe Management, Access Control/Alarms/Area Protection, classified document marking, protection, storage, transmittal, and destruction, and knowledge of SAPF/SCIF construction standards (ICD 705, UL 2050, etc.)
  • Ability to independently identify, assess, and apply knowledge of government security requirements in a complex and unique multi-level secure environment to ensure program compliance in non-routine situations
  • Experience authoring and interpreting Standard Operating Procedures, Security Plans, and Concept of Operations
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, weekends and support on-call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year
  • Must be able to maintain a valid U.S. passport and be willing to accept customer furnished quarters for a period of up to 120 days away from primary work location
  • Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel
  • The ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission is a condition of employment
  • Ability to perform daily tasks with minimal oversight and problem solve in an efficient, security-minded manner, while recognizing when to defer to management
  • Must be a US Citizen with Active Secret DoD Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
  • Skilled in providing security-relevant training and briefings
  • Strong Physical Security background
  • Experience with drafting and managing Fixed Facility Checklists
  • Proficiency in some or all of the following NSA Type-I Encryption devices: KG-175, KIV-7, KG-250, Omni, DTD, SDS, VIPERS, and Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) with KSV-21
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demeanor, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in difficult situations, maintain high quality work, manage multiple critical projects, participate in team or self-managed environments, and communicate effectively with program interfaces at all levels
  • Ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment with the ability to meet iterative deadlines
  • Previous experience providing on-site security consulting support for a technical project, preferably with a federal customer

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.