Northrop Grumman Network Communications 3 in Palmdale, California

Northrop Grumman is looking for a Network Communications Specialist. The COMSEC Security Specialist 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. This position will be located in Palmdale CA with occasional travel to other Northrop Grumman and sub-contracting facilities.

The COMSEC Security Specialist's duties will include: 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. Other duties will involve the ordering and transfer of cryptographic keys, interfacing with the Central Office of Record, communicating with sub-contracting locations, and providing changes and trend information to other security team members and management. The COMSEC Security Specialist will also assist in the ongoing development, presentation and accurate record keeping of COMSEC security awareness training for all COMSEC users.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of Network Security experience or a Masters degree and 3 years of Network Security experience

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

  • Experience providing COMSEC support to DoD and Special Access Programs

  • Knowledge of DoD COMSEC principles and Crypto Keymat management policies and regulations.

  • Knowledge of security classification, associated markings and physical security requirements for secure vaults and rooms.

  • Familiarity with IT Security and associated concepts (i.e. requirements, countermeasures, risk management, contingency planning, emergency action procedures)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.