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Northrop Grumman Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Compliance Manager 2 in McLean, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector (NGDS) is seeking a highly qualified Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Compliance Manager 2 to join the NGDS International Trade Compliance (ITC) and ATF team for oversight of the Defense Systems ATF Compliance Program. This position reports to the Senior Manager of International Trade Compliance and ATF and will be located in either McLean, Virginia or Mesa, Arizona .

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


  • Ensures 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 firearms and explosives compliance laws

  • Maintains and enhances the sector's ATF compliance program by planning, implementing, and evaluating compliance policies, programs, and practices

  • Serves as a company ATF Responsible Person on ATF Federal Firearms and Explosives License

  • 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 (SME) 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 one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 12 years of ATF Compliance, law enforcement, or related experience

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 8 years of ATF Compliance, law enforcement, or related experience

  • Master's degree and a minimum 8 years of ATF Compliance, law enforcement, or related experience

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to qualify as a Responsible Person under ATF requirements

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

  • Must be able to work on-site in either McLean, Virginia or Mesa, Arizona

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues

  • Strong working knowledge of the Gun Control Act, Organized Crime Control Act, Safe Explosives Act, and ATF regulations and requirements

  • Participation in U.S. Government federal advisory and industry working groups

  • Advanced degree in business, international affairs, law, or technology

  • Experience in effectively applying U.S. Government regulatory requirements in complex scenarios, analyzing and solving complex problems

  • Ability to be an independent thought leader and work effectively as part of a highly integrated team

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

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.

Job Category : Legal and Regulatory