Security Manager

5 months ago(9/4/2017 11:31 AM)
USA-CA-San Jose
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field or the equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

General Dynamics experience is strongly preferred.


Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required at time of hire. TS/SCI w/poly preferred.  Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Security Manager.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



  • Supervises the performance and operational efficiency of a segment of the security organization in the administration of the National Industrial Security Program and or proprietary security program
  • Selects, trains, assigns and assesses the performance of subordinate personnel
  • Consults on company programs and functional areas with management, employees and government representatives
  • Plans, prioritizes and schedules the activities and work assignments of the section staff
  • Oversees government security inspections and contract compliance audits for segment responsibility
  • Assures reconciliation procedures are formulated and implemented
  • Assists in the development and implementation of short-term security objectives and strategies including policy and procedure change recommendations
  • Designs and analyzes departmental security goals while ensuring contract regulatory conformance and protection of personnel and corporate assets
  • Adapts or modifies current security standards and methods as required 
  • Initiates and assists in preparation of security proposals
  • Prepares department budget and controls financial performance in order to meet organizational and company financial goals/constraints
  • Provides security guidance to company personnel regarding areas of responsibility including policy interpretation and compliance
  • Conducts systematic reviews to assess current and consistent policy and procedure compliance and record maintenance
  • Encourages team building efforts and achieve team effectiveness
  • Supervises Security staff including Coordinators, Specialists, and Officers 


  • Very strong knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program requirements
  • Very strong interpersonal, communication skills and leadership skills
  • Very strong ability to anticipate potential problem areas, applies depth of knowledge, and resolves issues
  • Very strong ability to comprehend and comply with detailed procedure
  • Very strong ability to interpret security policies and apply them consistently across diverse situations
  • Very strong ability to work independently and to prioritize, schedule and complete multiple tasks
  • Very strong ability to manage a risk profile and design effective mitigation strategies
  • Very strong ability to communicate comfortably with senior management
  • Very strong ability to provide leadership in learning for the team or organization

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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