Principal or Sr Principal Facility / Contract Program Security Officer – Space Components (Clearance Required) - Military Veterans

at Northrop Grumman

San Diego, California

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.

The Space Components Division is seeking a Facility / Contract Program Security Officer to join our team. This position will be located in San Diego, CA. Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Develops, Implement, and administers security plans, programs, and policies for the protection of classified or proprietary materials, documents, hardware, and equipment.

- Prepares security plans outlining regulations, and establishes procedures for handling, storing, and keeping records, and for screening, granting personnel and visitors access to restricted areas, information and materials.

- Studies and implements federal security regulations that apply to company operations (NISPOM DoD 5220.22M and Industrial Security Letters).

- Obtains rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for compliance with regulations from government agencies.

- Maintains compliance with US Government security regulations and directives.

- Participates in internal and external security compliance assessment reviews and performs self-inspections to ensure compliance with government and company regulations/ requirements.

- Identify deficiencies and recommends corrective action.

- Conducts Physical Security duties and responsibilities for maintaining and establishing new Closed Areas (e.g., complete fixed/closed facility checklists/survey areas, tempest checklist, review and approve facility drawings for new or remodeled classified areas) to ensure compliance with company and government regulations/requirements.

- Investigates security violations and prepares reports specifying preventive action to be taken. Maintains personnel security database, conducts inquires for security incidents and ensures compliance with Government and company reporting regulations/requirements.

- Develops, Implements, and Administers Security Awareness and Refresher T raining and OPSEC program in accordance with DoD 5220.22-M.

- Performs security indoctrination briefings for newly assigned personnel instructing individuals on the sensitivity of program information, requirements for safeguarding program documentation and facility security policies.

- Perform Personnel Security processes to assist in obtaining individual security clearances/accesses.

- Prepare, review, and submit DD254s and working with Enterprise Security Services Center. Manage subcontracts to ensure security compliance with government regulations /requirements.

- Maintains classified accountability program, oversees secure storage and work spaces for customers and company, conducts annual inventory of accountable classified material.

- Ensures that all classified materials held by the sites are compliant with the regulations and directives which govern marking, handling, controlling, removing, transporting, sanitizing, reusing, and destroying classified information and equipment containing classified information.

- Establish and maintain COMSEC and COMSEC accountability.

- Provides security support to all cleared employees and approved visitors.

- Conducts new employee security briefings, annual security refresher briefings, derivative classification training, exit interviews, debriefings, investigating and reporting security violations and incident reports.

- Maintains the facility Insider Threat Program and administer Insider Threat Training for the site.

Principal Facility / Contract Program Security Officer Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) required (an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree).

- Candidate must currently have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

- Completion of curriculum for the Facility Security Officer (FSO) Program Management for Possessing Facilities Course OR completing the FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Course within 1 year of appointment to the FSO position.

Sr Principal Facility / Contract Program Security Officer Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 9 years of experience as a Facility Security Officer (FSO) required (an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree).

- Candidate must currently have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

- Completion of curriculum for the Facility Security Officer (FSO) Program Management for Possessing Facilities Course OR completing the FSO Program Management for Possessing Facilities Course within 1 year of appointment to the FSO position.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Strong understanding of physical security requirements and standing up of secure facilities.

- Ability to develop, implement and maintain a multi-disciplined security program for complex, major acquisition programs.

- Possess a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NISPOM, OPSEC, personnel, industrial, cyber, physical, in formation security principles.

- Understanding and familiarity of DD-254 Implementation Requirements.

- Familiarization with issuing and overseeing contracts for facility security

- Demonstrated positive working relationship with internal and external customers.

- Knowledge of MS Office suite software including Outlook, Word, Excel and Access - Proficient with NISS, DISS, EPSQ/e-Qip and SIMs.

- Ability to operate with minimal supervision.

- Problem solving/process improvement skills.

- Excellent organizational skills, adept at multi-tasking and initiating projects.

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.

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.

San Diego, California

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