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Sr. Principal ATF Compliance Officer

Northrop Grumman | Mesa AZ 85277 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/07/2021

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Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Compliance Officer to join our growing team of diverse professionals in either Mesa, Arizona, or Plymouth, Minnesota. The selected candidate will be the lead point of contact for the Armament Systems Business Unit (BU) to ensure ATF compliance with applicable laws and implementing regulations, including the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA), the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), the Safe Explosives Act of 2002 (SEA), the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (OCCA), and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA).

  • Leverages knowledge of regulatory cross-over issues between the NFA, GCA, SEA, OCCA, and AECA to measure and/or mitigate potential business impact
  • Supports, mentors, and develops diversified individuals in the management of ATF compliance and responsibilities at the facility level
  • Reviews variance requests, exemption requests, hardware determinations, import permits, and conducts new program pursuit assessments
  • Ensures timely and accurate recordkeeping of applicable firearms and explosives acquisitions and dispositions
  • Manages and oversees Federal Firearms License (FFL) / Federal Explosives License (FEL) renewals/close-outs, trade names, and required state permits
  • Supports ATF site inspections (includes preparation activities and post audit corrective actions - internal and external)
  • Enforces compliance, creates corrective actions, and manages program recovery
  • Manages escalation process for issues and briefs BU leadership accordingly
  • Assesses and provides guidance to BU leadership on ATF compliance resource management and needs
  • Leads implementation of process improvement
  • Assesses GCA/SEA Prohibited Category employee denials with coordination from Human Resources
  • Ensures BU procedures and work instructions adhere to sector-level policies
  • Provides BU training and tools
  • Provides support to the Defense Systems Sector ATF Compliance Manager for special projects as needed


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have one of the following:
    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 14 years of criminal justice, legal, contract administration, and/or regulatory/compliance experience
    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of criminal justice, legal, contract administration, and/or regulatory/compliance experience
    • Master's degree with a minimum of 8 years of criminal justice, legal, contract administration, and/or regulatory/compliance experience
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a Responsible Person clearance on Federal Firearms and Federal Explosives Licenses
  • Must be able to work on-site in either Mesa, Arizona, or Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Law or related compliance discipline
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Experience and working knowledge of ATF rulings, regulations and licensing/permit requirements (and prior experience specific to NFA firearms and destructive devices)
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.

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Location Mesa, AZ, 85277, United States
Categories Education / Training / Instructor
Sec Clearances Secret

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