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Summary of Responsibilities

The Compliance Monitoring Coordinator is responsible for administering activities for Texas RE’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP). Texas RE’s CMEP activities include, but are not limited to the following: enforcement actions, mitigating activities, audits, spot checks, periodic data submittals, self-certifications, event analysis, complaints and compliance investigations. Specifically, this position serves as the administrative interface with Texas RE’s subject matter experts, Registration and Certification, RAPA Group, Standards, Compliance Assessments, Enforcement, Legal, Primary Compliance Contacts, other Regional Entities, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The position reports to the Manager, CMEP Coordination and Special Projects.

Essential Job Duties

  • Excel at providing customer service and administrative support to various CMEP departments
  • Support day-to-day operations for specific work groups as assigned
  • Regularly monitor email, evaluate, and respond to requests
  • Prepare and process CMEP documents conforming to established templates
  • Ensure that all documentation is accurate and complete
  • Track documentation modifications
  • Develop, update, and maintain program area templates
  • Prepare data for computer entry in a timely and accurate manner
  • Collaborate with internal staff and registered entities to resolve document discrepancies
  • Prepare and maintain presentations, spreadsheets, and reports
  • Track milestones for reporting purposes
  • Update and maintain databases
  • Regularly develop, update, and maintain procedures and work instructions
  • Work effectively with registered entities, Regional Entities, NERC, and FERC
  • Prepare Member Representative Committee (MRC) and Board quarterly reports
  • Participate in working group activities as assigned
  • Schedule meetings as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May include occasional travel

Job Competencies

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ensure accuracy of work products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or six years applicable experience
  • Minimum two years progressively responsible experience in coordinating multiple activities simultaneously in a professional office environment
  • Organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint skills
  • Background in regulatory, compliance, or legal activities, or related field preferred
  • Prefer some knowledge of the electric industry

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks (including criminal history and drug screening, education and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment
  • Certain positions require travel outside the U.S.; valid passport necessary for those positions
  • Texas RE has restrictions on employee and employee’s household members’ employment and financial relationships with NERC registered entities. Additional details furnished upon request

Summary of Responsibilities

The Compliance Engineer/Analyst II is considered a mid-level candidate performing NERC Reliability Standard compliance engagements and other compliance program activities. The position is expected to develop expertise in the areas of the electrical power industry, professional auditing, and risk-based compliance processes.

The Compliance Engineer/Analyst II prepares and performs engagements in order to evaluate compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards. This position has significant contact with personnel who manage, operate, plan, and oversee generation, transmission, distribution, and physical/cyber security. The Compliance Engineer/Analyst 2 ensures information obtained is consistent and accurate for preparing documentation and reports for the engaged NERC registered entity, NERC, FERC, Texas RE management and the Texas RE Board, as directed.

The Compliance Engineer/Analyst II works independently and in a team environment while reporting to the Manager, O&P Compliance Monitoring.

The Compliance Engineer/Analyst II is also responsible for assisting with efforts to compose engagement guidance, responding to formal questions, and providing outreach and training.

Job Duties

  • Plans, supports, and conducts compliance engagements of NERC registered entities.
  • Develops accurate, concise reports and presentations, as directed, on engagements, activities, findings and needs of the program for Texas RE, registered entities (where applicable) and NERC.
  • Maintains confidentiality of evidence, findings, reports, and any other records.
  • Represents Texas RE in NERC working groups/task forces as assigned.
  • Communicates program requirements to NERC registered entities through presentations at informational meetings, website postings, and other venues.
  • Reviews changes to all NERC Reliability Standards, policies, and related material for impact on the risk-based compliance program.
  • Utilizes computer systems to obtain logs, real time information, operational records and other data for reliability and security compliance needs. Maintains working knowledge of databases, SharePoint, OSI PI software, and other data systems.
  • Processes collected data as necessary for risk-based compliance monitoring and assessment. Perform statistical, logical or other mathematical analysis as needed.
  • Ensures procedures, templates and other risk-based compliance monitoring materials are maintained, up to date, and Texas RE staff is made are aware of any approved changes.
  • Develops project requests and interface with other groups to implement and track progress on projects needed by the department.
  • Works independently, productively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provides input and support for training risk-based compliance monitoring staff.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

General Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering field of study or six years applicable experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in excess of degree requirements stated above of progressively responsible experience
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Functional/technical skills
  • Technical learning ability

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of grid planning or operations with an emphasis on reliability or security.
  • Ability to use specialized applications for IT security, power system modeling, analysis, and/or energy management systems.
  • One of the following active certifications:

    Engineering/Operations: PE, CET, NCSO, ERCOT System Operator

    Audit: CIA, CQA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks (including criminal history and drug screening, education and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment.
  • Certain positions require travel outside the U.S.; valid passport necessary for those positions.
  • Texas RE has restrictions on employee and employee’s household members’ employment and financial relationships with NERC registered entities. Additional details furnished upon request.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Cyber and Physical Security Analyst is considered a mid-level candidate performing NERC Reliability Standard compliance engagements and other compliance program activities. The position is expected to have expertise in the areas of information technology, operational technology, security, electrical power industry, professional auditing, and risk-based compliance processes.

The CIP Cyber and Physical Security Analyst prepares and performs engagements in order to evaluate compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards. This position has significant contact with personnel who manage, operate, plan, and oversee generation, transmission, distribution, and cyber/physical security. The CIP Cyber and Physical Security Analyst ensures information obtained is consistent and accurate and prepares documentation and reports for the engaged NERC registered entity, NERC, FERC, Texas RE management, and the Texas RE Board. The CIP Cyber and Physical Security Analyst III works independently and in a team environment while reporting to the Manager, CIP Compliance Monitoring.

The CIP Cyber and Physical Security Analyst is also responsible for drafting engagement guidance, respond to formal questions, outreach, and training.

Job Duties

  • Plans, supports, and conducts engagements required for security and reliability issues as a subject matter expert. Maintains confidentiality of evidence, findings, reports, and any other records.
  • Review, initiate, and update risk-based compliance processes jointly with other staff, NERC, and staff from other regions. Ensure selected requirements are valid, measurable reliability concerns and ensure measurement processes are fair and can be administered consistently.
  • Ensure procedures, templates and other risk-based compliance monitoring materials are maintained, up to date, and Texas RE staff is made are aware of any approved changes.
  • Communicate program requirements to NERC registered entities through presentations at informational meetings, website postings, and other venues.
  • Review changes to all NERC Reliability Standards, policies, and related material for impact on the risk-based compliance program.
  • Use computer systems to obtain logs, real time information, operational records and other data for reliability and security compliance needs. Maintain working knowledge of databases, SharePoint, OSI PI software, and other data systems.
  • Process collected data as necessary for risk-based compliance monitoring and assessment. Perform statistical, logical or other mathematical analysis as needed.
  • Develop accurate, concise reports and presentations, as directed, on engagements, activities, findings and needs of the program for Texas RE, registered entities (where applicable) and NERC.
  • Develop project requests and interface with other groups to implement and track progress on projects needed by the department.
  • Work independently, productively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Provides input for, support of, and delivery of training risk-based compliance monitoring staff.
  • Represents Texas RE in working groups/task forces as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.

General Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering field of study or six years applicable experience.
  • Minimum of 2 – 5 years in excess of degree requirements stated above of progressively responsible experience.
  • High-level position
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Functional/technical skills
  • Technical learning ability

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SCADA or distributed control systems and other utility IT systems.
  • Strong understanding of grid operations with an emphasis on reliability or security
  • Ability to use specialized applications for IT security, power system modeling, analysis, and/or energy management systems.
  • Experience with physical security, network infrastructure, and security related tools such as whitelisting, IDS/IPS, antimalware, patch management, baselining, SIEM, access control, and firewalls.
  • Understanding of formal internal, second party, or third party audits (e.g. AICPA, CQA, SAS 70, COSO, Sarbanes-Oxley, Malcolm Baldrige, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, TS16949).
  • Understanding of security frameworks such as NIST, COBIT, ISO/IEC.
  • One of the following active certifications:

    Security: CISM, CISSP, CEH, CCNA, PSP

    Audit: CIA, CQA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks (including criminal history and drug screening, education and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment.
  • Certain positions require travel outside the U.S.; valid passport necessary for those positions.
  • Texas RE has restrictions on employee and employee’s household members’ employment and financial relationships with NERC registered entities. Additional details furnished upon request.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Enforcement Attorney is responsible for developing the evidentiary record concerning possible violations of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards (Standards) by registered entities and providing legal support to the Manager of Enforcement regarding the final disposition of alleged violations.

The Enforcement Attorney performs work independently and as a team member within Texas RE. The Enforcement Attorney may be assigned to multiple, diverse projects concurrently and in a different capacity as needs dictate.

Job Duties

  • Conducts legal research on applicable NERC precedents and Reliability Standards to ensure appropriate and consistent dispositions of alleged violations, drafts research memoranda, and communicates disposition methods to Texas RE staff and Registered Entities in an effective manner
  • Provides support for settlement discussions and assessment of appropriate penalties for confirmed violations
  • Develops conclusions and interpretations of relevant NERC Reliability Standards and precedent to support Texas RE management in establishing and articulating compliance enforcement positions
  • Analyzes proposed Reliability Standards and supports the Texas RE Standards program in providing comments and voting recommendations in the Standards Development Process
  • Reviews and assesses potential noncompliance in accordance with NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program, including developing the record associated with proposed violations, penalties, sanctions, and reliability recommendations
  • Drafts discovery regarding noncompliance issues
  • Drafts formal dispositions pertaining to the enforcement of NERC Reliability Standards, including assessment of risk, the root cause of a possible violation, and appropriate mitigating activities
  • Monitors active Mitigation Plans and closure of completed Mitigation Plans to ensure noncompliance is corrected in a timely and effective manner
  • Exercises sound, independent judgment regarding the processing of noncompliance issues
  • Makes recommendations to the Manager of Enforcement regarding the prioritization and development of noncompliance issues
  • Drafts violation notices to registered entities concerning assessments
  • Supports implementation of NERC Rules of Procedure, including Texas RE’s Settlements and Hearing processes in accordance with NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program
  • Assists with the drafting of comments regarding proposed NERC Reliability Standards
  • Provides legal expertise to department members and other Texas RE departments on subject matter or enforcement processes
  • Provides legal support for settlement negotiations and associated penalty determinations
  • Prepares drafts of settlement agreements to support Texas RE management
  • Reviews NERC filings and guidance materials, as well as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders and provides guidance to Enforcement Staff on legal issues
  • Provides strategic and/or legal input in resolving noncompliance issues
  • Assists with the drafting, compilation, and submission of any required compliance filings or oversight materials to NERC or FERC
  • Ensures that the complete and final record is submitted to NERC
  • Prepares presentations and communicates program requirements through outreach meetings with interested stakeholders
  • Represents Texas RE on working groups and committees
  • Additional duties as assigned

General Job Requirements

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and member in good standing in one or more state bars
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with demonstrated experience in administrative law, utility regulation, electric utility market regulation, or other equivalent industry experience
  • Ability to gain comprehensive understanding of the design and limitation of the electric power system through reading of technical reports and reliability standards
  • Skilled in persuasive writing
  • Skilled in legal research and writing
  • Broad overview of the Bulk Electric System and its regulatory environment
  • General knowledge of corporate issues
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Technical comprehension
  • Organizational skills, including project management skills
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analytical skills
  • Microsoft Word and Excel skills

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice by the State Bar of Texas
  • Bachelors’ degree (technical or engineering degree desired) or equivalent industry experience

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks (including criminal history and drug screening, education and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment.
  • Certain positions require travel outside the U.S.; valid passport necessary for those positions.
  • Texas RE has restrictions on employee and employee’s household members’ employment and financial relationships with NERC registered entities. Additional details furnished upon request.
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