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Northrop Grumman Network Communications in San Diego, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Network Communications Specialist to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals at our San Diego, CA facility.

The COMSEC Security Specialist will directly work with the Government and site COMSEC Custodian and will be responsible for assisting in the management of all procurement, fielding, and sustainment of Crypto/Keying material and devices across the organization. This individual will also assist in the tracking, control, and inventory requirements of all Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and company owned equipment.

The COMSEC Security Specialist's duties will include: ensuring maximum COMSEC safeguards are in place, configuration management using the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Local Management Device / Key Processor (LMD/KP) System Manager, managing proper accountability, handling, storage, packaging, shipment, and administration of all cryptographic materials, troubleshooting, software upgrades, system equipment certifications. Other duties will involve the ordering and transfer of cryptographic keys, interfacing with the EKMS help desk, communicating with vendors and providing EKMS 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.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Proficiency with fill devices.

  • Experience with the current version of the NSA Distributed INFOSEC Accounting System (DIAS) or equivalent and NSA/CSS Policy Manual 3-16.

  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.

  • Ability to properly track and document the issuance, inventory and receipt of COMSEC materials.

  • Trained and certified with LMD/KP.

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

  • Ability to instruct users on proper use and protection of COMSEC material


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED plus a minimum 2 years of COMSEC experience

  • 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, OR must be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

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

  • Experience with DoD requirements for protecting classified information including requirements pertaining to the general safeguarding, control, transmission, disposition and retention of classified material.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Military COMSEC experience, training and certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • COMP TIA Security + Certification

  • 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 oriented environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of users

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 : Information Technology