Requisition ID: R10087089
Location: Aurora, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 2
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.
**The primary responsibilities for this position will focus on the Communication Security (COMSEC) roles, responsibilities and requirements and other physical security govt regulations as required supporting the PGS division and INS business unit with the Space Systems sector and other duties as assigned. ** This position will reside in the state of Colorado. This job may require at times to travel CONUS and OCONUS.
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.
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.
Day-to-day operations of COMSEC activities to provide end-to-end support of Voice Crypto Devices
Experience providing COMSEC support to DoD, SCI and Special Access Programs.
Experience with NSA/CSS 3-16, AFI 33-201v2, and CNSS 4005.
Experience as a Controlling Authority (CONAUTH)
Demonstrated proficiency with using COMSEC Fill Devices (SKL, RASKL, SDS, etc.)
Individual will perform operations from a central location for a disperse enterprise multi-customer base
Work alongside Comsec Responsible Officer (CRO) or be the CRO of the Aurora campus and track COMSEC requirements, ensuring implementation of approved processes and provide coordination of task/activation/deactivation of all equipment and status monitoring.
Experience with Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI) equipment and associated keying material. Will track warranty information for all CCI inventory items and provide monthly and ad-hoc status reports
Perform initial configuration of cryptographic devices prior to deployment
Provide remote troubleshooting and support to all voice cryptographic endpoints
Conduct COMSEC account management and COMSEC inspection of all government owned cryptographic voice devices
Initiate, generate key, order, test and verify keys, load key, and fill devices with appropriate keying material for operational use
Coordinate equipment requirements with cryptographic vendors, customer base and military services to repair, demilitarize and dispose of obsolete and excess cryptographic equipment
Deliver, document and account for key destruction in accordance with customer guidelines
Identify, analyze and resolves customer service issues using ticketing system and administration toolsets
Provide advice and training to end-users
Maintain current knowledge and any certification required of relevant technologies as assigned
Perform other security duties in support of Program Security operations as assigned by your supervisor.
Familiarity with IT Security and associated concepts (i.e. requirements, countermeasures, risk management, contingency planning, emergency action procedures)
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
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant security experience
In lieu of a degree, 6 years of relevant security experience.
Experience with any Government COMSEC manuals and certifications as a CRO or Alternate to CRO
Strong working knowledge of basic office automation tool suites such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Active and current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility OR current, active SCI access
Must already be certified as a COMSEC Custodian
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Ability to work independently and follow COMSEC procedures through to completion.
Ability to maintain flexibility to deal with changing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to manage and support multiple facilities/COMSEC security projects and schedules in a timely manner and meet project deadlines.
Self-starter with minimal supervision.
Willing to work extended hours, in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, excellent communication skills speaking, writing skills and organized skills
Salary Range: $67,000 USD – $100,400 USD
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer
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