Principal COMSEC Custodian (Level 3) or Senior Principal COMSEC Custodian (Level 4)Gilbert, AZ

Requisition ID: R10162749

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 1

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal COMSEC Custodian (Level 3) or Senior Principal COMSEC Custodian (Level 4) to join our team of talented and diverse individuals at our Gilbert, AZ location.

The COMSEC Custodian will work directly with the Government customer as a program representative and will be responsible for the management of all procurement, fielding, and sustainment of Crypto/Keying material and devices supporting the program. This individual will also assist in the tracking, control, and inventory requirements of all Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and company owned equipment.

The COMSEC Custodian's duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing proper accountability, handling, storage, packaging, shipment, and administration of all cryptographic materials, troubleshooting, software upgrades, ensuring maximum COMSEC safeguards are in place, and configuration management using industry specific databases.

  • Ordering and transfer of cryptographic keys, interfacing with the Central Office of Record, communicating with sub-contracting locations.

  • Providing changes and trend information to other security team members and management.

  • Assist in the ongoing development, presentation and accurate record keeping of COMSEC security awareness training for all COMSEC users.

Basic Qualifications (Level 3):

  • Bachelors degree and five years of COMSEC/security experience with at least three years of direct COMSEC experience. In lieu of a degree, an additional four years of COMSEC/security experience may be considered.

  • Candidate must 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.

  • Experience with Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) equipment and associated keying material.

  • Experience providing COMSEC support to DoD and Special Access Programs.

  • Experience with NSA/CSS 3-16, AFI 33-201v2, and CNSS 4005.

  • Experience as a Cryptographic Network (CRYPTONET) Controlling Authority (CONAUTH).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with using COMSEC Fill Devices (SKL, RASKL, SDS, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience with governing policy in protecting classified information including requirements pertaining to the general safeguarding, control, transmission, disposition and retention of classified material.

Basic Qualifications (Level 4):

  • Bachelors degree and nine years of COMSEC/security experience with at least six years of direct COMSEC experience. In lieu of a degree, an additional four years of COMSEC/security experience may be considered.

  • Candidate must 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.

  • Experience with Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) equipment and associated keying material.

  • Experience providing COMSEC support to DoD and Special Access Programs.

  • Experience with NSA/CSS 3-16, AFI 33-201v2, and CNSS 4005.

  • Experience as a Cryptographic Network (CRYPTONET) Controlling Authority (CONAUTH).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with using COMSEC Fill Devices (SKL, RASKL, SDS, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience with governing policy in protecting classified information including requirements pertaining to the general safeguarding, control, transmission, disposition and retention of classified material.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top-Secret/SCI level with a background investigation date within 6 years.

  • 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.

  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in difficult situations.

  • Ability to maintain high quality work to manage multiple critical projects.

  • Ability to perform and participate in a team or self-managed environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with program interfaces at all levels.

  • Excellent customer service skills and demeanor.

Salary Range: $84,200 - $126,400

Salary Range 2: $104,400 - $156,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.