NERC COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST in Tampa, FL at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 6/15/2022

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Job Description

JobID: 389834

Johnson Service Group is recruiting a NERC 693 O&P Compliance Specialist for a great client of ours in Tampa, Fl.

Position Summary Description

  • The Lead NERC Regulatory Specialist position is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, and management of Seminole’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance program.
  • With minimum required supervision and/or oversight, this role executes specific tasks, prepares or reviews evidence showing compliance with the NERC Operations & Planning (O&P/693) Reliability Standards, coordinates compliance activities, and provides guidance to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Implements systematic continuous improvements of compliance policies, procedures, training materials, and asset lists.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and future regulatory requirements and assesses their impact on Seminole.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer or Information Sciences, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration or Process Management, Auditing, or Risk Management.
  • Alternative degrees in combination with specialized experience and/or certifications may be considered.

Desire four (4) or more years' experience in a combination of the following:

  • NERC Operations & Planning (O&P/693) Compliance 
  • Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security or comparable experience with emphasis on technical and security domains
  • Auditing or Risk Management
  • Electric Utilities experience subject to NERC Standards

Core Competencies: Adaptable, Collaborative, Conscientious, Critical-Thinking, Outcome-Driven and Professional

Technical Competencies/Skills:

  • NERC Reliability Standards
  • auditing procedures and risk management
  • change management, incident reporting and response planning
  • developing, implementing, and maintaining processes, procedures, and evidence
  • utility electrical generator operation

Strong knowledge of:

  • business continuity processes and disaster recovery
  • basic enterprise cyber security principles
  • system protection theories and applications
  • transmission and/or operations planning
  • system operator protocols
  • Transmission, Generation, Distribution, and Energy Management Systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Soft Competencies/Skills:

  • Effective verbal/nonverbal, listening and written communications 
  • Proficient writing and presentation skills

Ability to:

  • multitask and manage multiple priorities to meet multiple deadlines
  • direct program work and lead cross-functional team efforts as necessary
  • direct compliance team work during absence of Regulatory Compliance Management
  • interpret data and produce informative reports
  • initiate projects as required
  • Be self-directed, originate new ideas, and able to present methods to others

Essential Functions

  • Guides SMEs in the development and implementation of compliance processes and procedures. 
  • Develops internal processes and controls to achieve and sustain compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Standards, FERC Standards of Conduct, and market manipulation training requirements.
  • Directs internal activities relating to initiation and implementation of program changes. 
  • Directs the development and maintenance of relevant training materials for compliance program. 
  • Provides training and direction to personnel in order to maintain an environment of continuous improvement.

Oversees, Coordinates, and/or Manages:

  • the non-compliance process to document non-compliance to NERC standards, coordinates the evaluation of each occurrence, and tracks the implementation of corrective action. 
  • regulatory audit preparation activities to include preparation, critique and validation of reliability standard audit worksheets (RSAW's) and periodic updates.
  • all on and off-site activities for self-certifications, audits, and cyber vulnerability assessments through the collection of documents and evidence and interaction with regulatory personnel.
  • response and action items required to ensure audit and cyber vulnerability assessment findings, and non-compliance submission dates and required regulatory submittals are met.
  • the storage of required NERC compliance documentation and evidence to ensure the material is available and follows BES Cyber System Information requirements.
  • balloting reviews for new and revised NERC Reliability Standards
  • Presents updates to leadership on the status of programs, plans, reports, and related documents. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with local industry, regional entities and internal stakeholders to allow for effective achievement of business goals and compliance with program requirements.
  • Monitors NERC Reliability Standards as well as SERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP), to ensure Seminole remains in compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Participates in the NERC Standards Development Process as necessary to ensure Seminole’s interests are addressed when existing standards are revised or new standards are proposed. 
  • Reviews correspondence from NERC, SERC, and industry groups to gain understanding of compliance program and appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.

Qualified candidates may apply direct or send resume to Chris at


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