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Summary of Responsibilities

The Communications and Training Manager oversees Texas RE’s external messaging and publications, stakeholder outreach, training programs, and website content. Creates, implements, and oversees communications programs that effectively describe and promote Texas RE and its mission. The Communications and Training Manager has excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills.

Essential Job Duties

  • Creates, implements, and oversees stakeholder outreach and communication programs, including training workshops and webinars, Texas RE website content and social media, and Texas RE publications including monthly newsletter and annual report.
  • Crafts messages and writes print and online materials such as announcements, articles, talking points, and press releases.
  • Creates strategies to increase stakeholder awareness of compliance requirements.
  • Develops training ideas and new content delivery methods.
  • Provides communications coaching for employees.
  • Ensures all written materials are high quality and accurate.
  • Manages and develops website content; monitors website to ensure functionality; works closely with IT department on website issues.
  • Develops corporate branding strategies.
  • Prepares and reviews Board presentations and training materials.
  • Presents a positive, professional image of the company.
  • Serves as point of contact for the media and the public. Coordinates responses to media inquiries.
  • Manages email listservs.
  • Serves as member liaison and coordinates stakeholder meetings.
  • Interacts professionally with the Board of Directors, MRC committee members, and corporate members.
  • Coordinates with department managers to develop internal training programs.
  • Coordinates corporate membership and member voting processes.
  • Oversees the coordination and use of Texas RE’s external meeting space.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with other Texas RE departments.
  • Participates in the hiring, training, mentoring, review process, and supervision of departmental staff.
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of the electric industry.
  • Ensures that department goals are met.
  • Contributes to the development of departmental budget and adheres to approved budget.
  • Possesses an extensive knowledge of department processes.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential material.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including the ability to present concepts verbally.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, accept responsibility, be trustworthy, and interact well with others.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Initiative and constant drive to enhance the company culture, reputation, and appearance.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Superior project management and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and social media.
  • A positive and professional approach.
  • Leadership skills necessary for directing staff and overseeing projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint) and Adobe design programs.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, English, Marketing, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience in the related area. Supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks, including criminal history and drug screen, 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 is considered a high-level candidate performing NERC Reliability Standard compliance engagements and other compliance program activities. The position is expected to have expertise in the areas of the electrical power industry, professional auditing, and risk-based compliance processes.

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

The Compliance Engineer/Analyst is also responsible for drafting engagement guidance, respond to formal questions, outreach, and training.

Essential 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 5 – 7 years in excess of degree requirements stated above of progressively responsible experience
  • High-level position
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication Skills
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Technical Learning ability

Preferred Job Skills

  • One of the following active certifications:

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

    Audit: CIA, CQA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA
  • Knowledge of generation, transmission, and control centers.
  • Knowledge of grid and planning 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.
  • Familiarity with formal internal, second party, or third party audits (e.g. AICPA, CQA, SAS 70, COSO, Sarbanes-Oxley, Malcolm Baldrige, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, TS16949).

Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks, including criminal history and drug screen, 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 Protect (CIP) Information Security Analyst 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 information technology, operational technology, security, electrical power industry, professional auditing, and risk-based compliance processes.

The CIP Information Security Analyst prepares and performs engagements (audits) 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 CIP Information 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, as directed. The CIP Security Analyst works independently, as well as in a team environment while reporting to the Compliance Team Leads.

The CIP Information Security Analyst is also responsible for assisting with efforts to compose engagement (audit) guidance, respond to formal questions, outreach, and training.

Essential 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
  • Represents Texas RE in working groups/task forces as assigned
  • Perform 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
  • Mid-level position
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Functional/technical skills
  • Technical learning ability

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • One of the following active certifications:

    Security: Network+, Security+

    Audit: CIA, CQA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA
  • Knowledge of SCADA or distributed control systems and other utility IT systems
  • Knowledge 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
  • Familiarity with 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 related tools such as whitelisting, IDS/IPS, antimalware, SIEM, access control, and firewalls
  • Additional Information for Applicants

  • Background checks, including criminal history and drug screen, 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 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 Compliance Attorney performs work independently and as a team member within Texas RE. The Compliance Attorney may be assigned to multiple, diverse projects concurrently and in a different capacity as needs dictate.

    Essential 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

    Minimum Job Qualifications

    • 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 screen, 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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