Senior CIP Compliance Manager
Hughesville, MD 
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Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Tracking Code
20120168
Job Description

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has an immediate opening for a Senior CIP Compliance Manager.

Scope of Position:

Promotes the reliability of the Bulk Power System through compliance with applicable NERC standards. Develop and implement plans, schedules, procedures, tools and processes required to establish and maintain a comprehensive NERC CIP Reliability Compliance Program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working collaboratively with various NERC subject matter experts (SMEs) to support procedure and process development for NERC standards.
  • Develop and coordinate CIP required training for personnel directly responsible for carrying out CIP standards and security awareness training for all SMECO personnel and contractors.
  • Monitor and interpret proposed and revised CIP standards for applicability to SMECO's registration.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Industrial Control Systems Security (ICS security) auditing program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of all information owned, controlled and/or processed by SMECO.
  • Verify accurate and timely reporting of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) submissions to all applicable regulatory agencies [Reliability First Corporation (RFC), NERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Maryland]
  • Responsible for document development, including NERC RSAWs, and providing evidence for internal assessments and external engagements such as audits, certifications and spot-checks. Responsible for working with the SMEs to support the necessary plans for audit preparation and NERC CIP mitigation activities.

This position requires an individual who demonstrates an understanding of the operation of an electric utility and the ability to develop and administer programs, which contribute to the security, and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Advanced knowledge of Information Systems, power systems, regulatory standards, reliability concepts and techniques.

Candidate must also demonstrate skill coordinating the development and maintenance of organizational and/or technical procedures to include conducting focus group meetings/interviews with subject matter experts to identify their needs and translate them into procedures; creating procedures, at all levels, from interviews and existing documentation; ensuring adherence of established formats, standards, and governing policies and procedures for approval.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Experience will be considered in lieu of college degree requirement. Information security certifications/qualifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, or SANS GIAC are preferred.

We are seeking candidates with seven or more years' experience in Information Technology, technical writing, energy management systems or compliance auditing. Previous experience working for an electric utility with CIP is preferred.

The starting salary range is $84,400-$109,400. SMECO offers and excellent benefits program including a 401k 6% dollar for dollar match and additional 3% non-elective company contribution.

Interested candidates should apply via SMECO's website at .

Required Skills

Candidates must have a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. Experience will be considered in lieu of college degree requirement. Information security certifications/qualifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, or SANS GIAC are preferred.

Required Experience

We are seeking candidates with seven or more years' experience in Information Technology, technical writing, energy management systems or compliance auditing. Previous experience working for an electric utility with CIP is preferred.

Job Location
Hughesville, Maryland, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
84,400.00 - 109,400.00 USD

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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