Principal COMSEC Custodian Santa Maria, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for a Principal COMSEC Custodian who will assist in the management of all procurement, fielding, and sustainment of Crypto/Keying material and devices in our Santa Maria, California facility.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :

  • Assist in the tracking, control and inventory requirements of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and company owned equipment.

  • Occasional travel to other Northrop Grumman facilities.

  • Ensure maximum COMSEC safeguards are in place, managing proper accountability, handling, storage, packaging, shipment, and administration of all cryptographic materials.

  • Perform installation, maintenance, configuration and troubleshooting of COMSEC equipment, as required, hands on experience of setting IP addresses, routes, rules and templates in CCI Devices and software upgrades, system equipment certifications.

  • Order and transfer of cryptographic keys, loading keying material to KGs, KIVs, OMNI's, SECTERA Wireline Terminals, Vipers, and numerous GPS units.

  • Interface with the help desk, and communicate with vendors.

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

Basic Qualifications :

  • Five years of security experience with a Bachelor's degree, or three years of security experience with a Master's. In lieu of a degree, an additional four years of relevant security experience may be considered.

  • At least four years of COMSEC experience.

  • Current Active Top Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with minimal supervision.

  • Current and working knowledge of the Intelligence Community.

  • Knowledge in ICD 503 & 705 processes (and or applicable DCID standards).

  • Must be organized and efficient at time management.

  • Develop and execute program protection strategies for existing programs, developing programs, or new concepts.

  • Experience supporting classified proposal development and execution.

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,400

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.

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