Section Supervisor - Systems & Security Services

Program/Line Mgmt - Other Technical
REDD - Research & Exploratory Development Department

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?


Do you enjoy mentoring and coaching staff at all stages of their career?


Do you have a positive attitude and enjoy working with lots of people to create meaningful connections across organizations?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a Section Supervisor for our Systems and Security Services Section. This individual will lead a team of Information System Security Officers and System Administrators dedicated to the creation, monitoring, maintenance, and support of DoD and non-DoD unclassified and classified networks and facilities in the Research and Exploratory Development Department. In this position you will collaborate with line and program leadership to forecast needs, develop cost-effective solutions, maintain a high level of compliance, and guide the strategic growth of REDD’s computing capabilities and secure footprint.


As the Section Supervisor you will…

  • Coach and develop section staff capabilities. Define expectations, conduct performance reviews, hire and retain staff with the necessary skills to execute tasks. Establish and promote a climate conducive to collaboration, growth, and innovation.


  • Provide prioritization and oversight for IT and security operations across all of REDD. This includes monitoring the day-to-day activities of your team, ensuring compliance with relevant APL and government policies and procedures, providing technical guidance, lead the strategic planning of REDD’s computing capabilities, identify process and technical needs, highlight defects and recommend solutions.


  • Establish strong relationships with REDD management, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to increase collaboration and communication both in and out of your team.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a B.A. or B.S. in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Information Assurance, or comparable field.


  • 5+ years experience working on classified computing environments to include familiarity with the roles and responsibilities of both Information Systems Security Officers and Systems Administrators.


  • Ability to prioritize and work both independently and with a team in a fast-paced, multi-tasking technical environment.


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical knowledge with individuals at varying levels and in different roles.


  • Customer service focus.


  • Strong problem solving and collaboration skills.


  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • Active Security+ certification (or equivalent DOD approved 8570 certification).


  • Hold an active Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet th.e requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have...

  • Have technical leadership experience.


  • An advanced degree in a technical field.


  • An understanding of APL’s security and computing processes.


Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at


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