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FirstEnergy Corp. NERC CIP Compliance Specialist (Cyber Security Policy Analyst) in United States

NERC CIP Compliance Specialist (Cyber Security Policy Analyst)


Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 29864


FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

This position’s base reporting location is in Wadsworth Township, Ohio and reports to the Supervisor of Cyber Security.

The NERC CIP Compliance Specialist (Cyber Security Policy Analyst) will develop, maintain and support the FirstEnergy NERC CIP compliance program, protecting the Bulk Electric System. Successful candidates for this position enjoy merging business objectives with compliance program requirements ensuring useful and secure systems.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the standard-level subject matter expert for the technical NERC CIP standards such as CIP-005, CIP-007, CIP-010, and CIP-011

  • Develop and lead the implementation of new or enhanced technical-related NERC CIP standards

  • Provide leadership and advice to FirstEnergy business units on the development and execution of procedures to support NERC CIP compliance

  • Support FirstEnergy’s overall compliance with NERC CIP

  • Interact with other FirstEnergy Business Units on policy, compliance, and regulatory issues relating to cyber and information security

  • A strong ability to read interpretively and to write clearly and concisely is required for this position

Qualifications include:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar discipline. A degree in another field in conjunction with significant, relevant industry experience in cyber/information security or compliance will be considered.

  • Minimum of seven years of professional work experience in compliance-related positions such as NERC CIP, SOx, etc. Less direct experience with compliance programs combined a strong history of professional IT Operations and security will be considered

  • Effective communication skills which includes creating and delivering presentations, briefs, and training sessions. Must compose well-written, professional documents and reports with minimal editorial and proofing support.

  • Translate technical output from systems and assessment tools into understandable reports and action plans

  • Work effectively with people at varying levels within an organizational hierarchy to accomplish tasks and goals

  • Work independently within a set of objectives, procedures, and parameters to accomplish project tasking. Able to lead ad-hoc project task teams and other workgroups to accomplish project tasks, resolve issues, and lead/communicate important changes.

  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis to other FirstEnergy buildings in the Akron area. Infrequent overnight business travel to locations throughout the FirstEnergy service territory (OH, PA, NJ, MD, WV) will be required of this position.

  • Holding a security-related certification such as a CISSP, GIAC GSEC, GIAC GSNA, etc. is preferred.


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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