This position will be filled at the I, II or III level contingent upon applicant knowledge, skills and experience.
JOB PURPOSE: Reliability Compliance Analysts enhance electric system reliability by facilitating compliance with NERC and WECC regulatory requirements related to system reliability and/or electric system cyber security. In conjunction with subject matter experts, this position will assist with developing and implementing sound tactical programs, procedures and operational processes. Will also assist with developing and implementing preventative, detective and compensating compliance controls and best practices across the District in order to monitor and facilitate compliance.
JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily
% of Time Job Functions 1. 75% In collaboration with Standard Owners, assist with coordination of compliance for assigned NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and requirements, including assistance with development of Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW), drafting procedures, Audit materials, Self-Reports and Mitigation Plans. Organize and retain documentation of programs and practices to satisfy compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and requirements. 2. 10% Assist with documentation, coordination and organization relating to NERC/WECC Audits, Spot-Checks, Self-Certification and investigations, industry compliance filings and responses to requests for information. Assist with Audit activities, including, but not limited to, Data Requests, Audit interviews, and logistics coordination. 3. 10% Assist with monitoring, evaluating, and tracking external compliance requirements, deadlines and industry best practices, particularly as to FERC, NERC and WECC. 4. 5% Conduct research and provide resources to Standard owners regarding industry best practices, compliance processes, procedures and documentation. 5. Ongoing Learn how to facilitate and promote the District's Culture of Compliance. 6. Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Post-Secondary Education: Reliability Compliance Analyst I: Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field, public administration, business, or a related field from a college or university; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Reliability Compliance Analyst II & III : Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field, public administration, business, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and NERC/WECC experience. Master’s degree and/or Juris Doctorate degree in a related area of study desired. Desired licenses & certifications (one or more): • Certified Information System Security professional (CISSP); • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); • Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA); • Certified Protection Professional (CPP); • Physical Security Professional (PSP); • Professional Engineering License; • NERC System Operator Certification; or • Project Management Professional
Reliability Compliance Analyst I: No experience required. Candidates with at least one (1) year of experience working in a legal, regulatory compliance, auditing, cyber security, engineering, or related field are desired. Candidates with NERC/WECC experience preferred.
Reliability Compliance Analyst II: Typically requires a minimum of three (3)years of experience interpreting, implementing and/or adhering to legal or regulatory requirements in a regulatory occupation, or closely related role. Candidates in a technical or operational role where interpreting, implementing, or ensuring adherence to Reliability Standards has been a core job function may also be considered.
Reliability Compliance Analyst III: Typically requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience interpreting, implementing and/or adhering to legal or regulatory requirements in a regulatory occupation, or closely related role, with at least three (3) of those years directly interpreting, implementing, or ensuring adherence to NERC/WECC Reliability Standards. Candidates in a technical or operational role where interpreting, implementing,or ensuring adherence to NERC/WECC Reliability Standards has been a core job function may also be considered.
Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge: • Reliability compliance industry (NERC/WECC or other Region). • Reliability Standards, requirements and regional criteria. • Utility industry. • RSAW preparation. • Basic knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of project management.
Skills & Abilities: • Basic Office software application skills. • Perform basic analysis and critical thinking. • Excellent judgment. • Strong attention to detail. • Excellent technical writing skill. • Verbal and written communication skills. • Active listening. • Time management skills. • Learn and apply new processes procedures, and software programs. • Evaluate and track external compliance requirements, deadlines and industry best practices, particularly as to FERC, NERC and WECC. • Coordinate basic compliance activities, such as; filings, RSAW preparation, Standard Owner verifications forms, Self-Certifications, internal reviews, and Bookends. • Organize, file and retain documentation. • Develop spreadsheets used to track and organize standards, files and evidence. • Establish clear priorities and deadlines. • Work as part of a team. • Build trusting relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of internal personnel. • Recognize deficiencies in process and procedures and identify inefficiencies.
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment: To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word, and knowledge of PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Maximo Asset Management; and General Office Equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and talk, hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level is usually moderate.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements. These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.