Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy and program to effectively oversee and coordinate the compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, across all responsible Business Units. Responsible for providing leadership, direction, project management, and subject matter expertise to all internal impacted personnel regarding compliance with NERC CIP standards as well as other regulatory initiatives such as NERC alerts and related policy matters. Under proper Delegation of Authority may from time to time fill in for the Senior Manager, Reliability Compliance.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Business Process Management, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of risk assessments techniques and controls frameworks.
Knowledge of change management, incident reporting and response planning.
Knowledge of business continuity processes and disaster recovery.
Knowledge of enterprise security architecture, network design, and operational risk management.
Ability to multitask and work effectively with Subject Matter Experts.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships and team work.
Advanced problem-solving skills including ability to consistently use logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Intermediate decision-making skills and ability to follow through on decision-making tasks.
Advanced written and oral communication skills including ability to communicate and problem solve under stress.
Advanced analytical thinking skills.
Advanced diplomacy skills.
Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change, including reprioritization of tasks.
Ability to follow accuracy standards.
Advanced organization and prioritization skills
Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in compliance, including at least three years NERC CIP compliance implementation or oversight.
Minimum of eight (8) years’ combined experience in any of the following:
Information Technology (IT) security and management,
COBIT and/or COSO framework implementation or oversight,
NIST 800 series implementation or oversight,
or other comparable experience with an emphasis on technical and security domains.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification or other comparable certification.
Project management experience and certification.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure. This position requires incumbent to possess substantial cognitive abilities.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.