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Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Department

*Position level dependent on experience, skills and knowledge


This position is located in Cleveland/Independence, OH


This position will support the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Programs by supporting Compliance Monitoring Processes (CMPs) and by performing compliance reviews and assessments (Engagements) of the utility industry stakeholders, within the ReliabilityFirst footprint, assessing entity performance in the area of Cyber Security for systems that are used to operate the Bulk Electric System (BES) and assessing their compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.


The successful candidate will perform day-to- day activities associated with the completion of CMPs to include on-site, off-site and spot check audits of CIP Standards. Possess the ability to provide Subject Matter Expertise /technical support to non-technical ReliabilityFirst departments regarding Self Report assessments (as required) and mitigation plan acceptance and verifications objectives including the review of evidence to confirm the entity’s return to cyber security and compliance. Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on CIP Standards and Related Matters associated with the security, reliability and resiliency of the cyber systems used to support the operation of the Bulk Power System.


The Successful Candidate will Possess:

• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems / Security, Computer or Systems Engineering, or related technical field with related experience (A minimum of 6 years of direct job-specific experience will be considered in lieu of a degree).

• Strong leadership, interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Willingness to travel about 30% of the time.

• Ability to participate on a team of Subject Matter Eperts and effectively contribute to the regulatory oversight process.



• Understanding of the Bulk Electric System and supporting technologies.

• CISA, CISSP, CRISC, GIAC, PSP, or other related professional security certifications.

• PE license, regulatory experience, and/or auditor certification a plus.

• Recent (last 2-3 years) experience in managing or implementing cyber security controls in a corporate environment.

• Understanding and familiarity of Natural language processing a plus.

• Experience in developing or managing procurement processes and controls used in the procuring of assets, systems or services from vendors.



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CIP Technical Auditor Job Description.pdf    

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