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NERC/CIP Compliance Specialist

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  68139 

Job Function/Category:  Information Technology 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment.  "Fully vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Muse be hybrid and close to location

 

Job Summary

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) project supports electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island, providing electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. The position will have responsibility in executing compliance strategies and processes that will help to achieve and maintain compliance with mandated North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cyber security regulations. 

 

Please note this position is hybrid, comprised of remote and in office work.  PSEG reserves the right to amend the hybrid model at any time.

Job Responsibilities

•    Generally support all efforts and activities to maintain compliance with NERC CIP standards associated with the LIPA SCADA Energy Management System (EMS)
•    Assist in the planning and implementation of the NERC CIP compliance work by creating and implementing ongoing, sustainable, and repeatable processes within the IT Critical National Infrastructure organization
•    Lead and participate in auditing activities conducted for compliance verification by NERC, Internal Audit and other auditing bodies/regulatory agencies.
•    Develop, refine, review and update documentation, processes, procedures and standards to maintain compliance with NERC CIP; develop tools and metrics for periodic reporting. Develop NERC CIP compliance assessment and remediation reports. 
•    Assist in recommendations, design and implementation of future automated systems, procedures, and methods required for maintaining and streamlining NERC CIP compliance. 
•    Participate in department and/or cross-functional teams to complete special projects or assignments as requested.
•    Administer and configure users on PSEG-LI systems that validate and allow secure access to PSEG-LI Critical Infrastructure. 
•    Ensure that PSEG-LI Critical Infrastructure networks are properly being monitored; periodically review system logs in order to identify security incidents.
•    Develop long-range program plans, set goals and objectives, and decisions on program priorities and analyze program effectiveness.

As necessary, test and document system changes in an off-line, development environment to ensure compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection regulations.
 

Job Specific Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business or a related field 
•    Demonstrated understanding and experience with NERC CIP 002-013 standards.
•    Seven (7) years of systems administration  and operating system experience for UNIX and WINTEL (e.g. AIX, Linux, Windows) platforms 
         • Active Directory and Group Policy Objects
         • Patch management with tools like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or RedHat Spacewalk
         • Backup management
         • Experience with enterprise class system security requirements and server/workstation hardening practices
•    Experience with Industrial Control Systems environment
•    Understanding of TCP/IP and LAN/WAN connectivity
•    Comprehensive experience with disaster recovery preparedness and recovery exercises
•    Must possess strong writing, verbal communication and documentation skills and the ability to achieve and communicate with a sense of urgency to all levels of management & executive leadership.
•    Competency with network security and information security concepts and technologies.
•    Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and make recommendations using critical thinking, sound judgment, and decision making processes and techniques in a fast-paced, mixed technology environment

Desired Qualifications:  
•    Basic knowledge of Control Center and substation operations
•    Knowledge and experience in engineering lifecycle management 
•    Working knowledge of networking, IP protocols, firewall rules, routers, switches, DNS and IDS
•    Experience in varied technical positions (requires broad technical IT SYSTEMS knowledge) 
•    Experience in IT Customer support or service delivery
•    Proven track record of solving challenging problems in the Utility industry
•    Experience with LINUX patch management tools: RedHat Spacewalk / Satellite
 

Minimum Years of Experience

7 years of experience

Certifications

None Noted

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

 

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment.  "Fully vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

 

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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