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MEAG Power Quality Control Spec I or II in Little Rock, Arkansas


Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is about more than power. We’re about the power of relationships. Our employees have the opportunity to work together to ensure electricity is delivered reliably and affordably to the millions of people living in our service territory. We have been voted one of Arkansas’ Best Places to work by Arkansas Business and we are looking for a member of our team who is passionate about our mission to keep the lights on!

We have a core ideology here at SPP that we stand by: Do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way.

We believe in supporting our employees through a fantastic benefits package:

  • Competitive pay with bonus opportunities

  • Excellent insurance package including three great medical plans to choose from, employer-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance

  • Relocation assistance

  • Flexible working environment for positions that are eligible where employees have the flexibility to work from home and come in where collaborative in person work is needed.

  • Fantastic contributions to your retirement through a 401(k) savings plan with employer-match benefits and a defined benefit plan fully funded by SPP

As our Quality Control Specialist I or II, y ou will:

Play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with internal security controls and standards. They are responsible for assisting in the development, evaluation, and implementation of processes, procedures, and practices that support compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards, SOC-1 Control Objectives, and SPP governing documents.

Additionally, you will be focused on assisting with selection, configuration and implementation of the GRC related tool(s) that best fit SPP’s needs. Your daily duties will likely include risk assessment and analysis, evaluation of current controls against controls framework, control implementation and maintenance, supporting compliance and auditing, training and awareness, documentation, and research.

To be successful as the Quality Control Specialist I or II, we're looking for:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, business administration, or related field, or equivalent technical work experience

  • Quality Control Specialist I: No experience

  • Quality Control Specialist II: Three (3) years of combined experience related to IT or Business Process Improvement

  • Understanding of risk-based security control frameworks, including but not limited to NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001, CIS Top 20, or similar models

  • Communication skills and ability to deal on a regular basis with stakeholders as well as with regulators

  • The exercise of independent judgment without fear of reprisal

  • Extensive contact and work with departments throughout the organization, as well as with members, auditors, and regulators of the company

  • A wide range of skills including: oral and written communications; testing; project management; and strong inter-personal skills

  • Flexibility and the ability to function with constantly changing and multiple priorities

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • General understanding of industry compliance requirements

  • Understanding of, compliance with, and enforcement of SPP Policies and Procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with internal audit controls and/or NERC CIP Standards

  • Experience with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools/platforms

  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIA, CICA, CGAP, or related certifications

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working extended hours may be required.

Travel Requirement:

  • This position requires minimal travel ( up-to 10%)

SPP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At SPP we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: LINK (

Full job descriptions will be made available to those selected for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)