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NorthWestern Energy Physical Security Analyst in Butte, Montana

Physical Security Analyst

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  • 16-Oct-2020 to 30-Oct-2020 (MST)

  • Transmission

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: October 16, 2020 through October 30, 2020


Physical Security Analyst


Transmission - Support Services

Work Location

Butte, MT


5-8 ($47,500 to $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Physical Security Analyst is responsible for monitoring, reporting, recommending and implementing trending solutions that provide for the protection of NorthWestern Energy's physical assets in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The incumbent will be the security resource in the assigned area and must have credible expertise while demonstrating highly proficient knowledge in process analysis, investigative and interview techniques, consulting, risk management techniques, computer usage, report writing, electronic protection systems and familiarity with Code of Federal Regulations (10CFR), Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska Criminal Codes. The Analyst will implement physical security measures in identified locations which provides for the security and safety of staff, visitors, physical assets, information, and operations.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Identify, improve and gathering analytical data to support and comprehend complex data into reliable and supportable reports

  • Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Contribute in developing and implementing an overall physical asset protection strategy (Physical Security Roadmap) and Hydro Generation physical security plan that ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements

  • Assist in the implementation of an overall company-wide Physical Security Strategy, this includes developing policies and procedures to address physical security requirements across all departments and integrating existing physical and cyber security policies and procedures within the Physical Security Strategy.

  • Research physical security best practices and benchmark utility physical security objectives and protections. Prepare reports of findings and associated recommendations for review and action by appropriate company managers, directors and officers.

  • Coordinate responsibilities to federal and industry entities as they relate to NERC and FERC compliance, including internal and external audits

  • Conduct meetings and presentations to provide updates to on-going projects and processes

  • Support and assist with the execution of the Physical Security Road Map

  • Inventory of Physical Assets and existing security measures

  • Assess Risks/Vulnerabilities

  • Prioritize Risks and Asset Protection Objectives

  • Conduct Benchmarking and Risk Tolerance Assessment

  • Risk Mitigation Planning Physical Security Cultural Improvement

  • Implementation of Physical Security Protections

  • Provide support in evaluating current physical security measures and conduct vulnerability assessments. Assist in developing recommendations to enhance regulatory compliance and other physical security plans.

  • Assist with investigations of security incidents extensive and complex system-wide investigations related to: crimes against company property and/or personnel, violations of company policies, general procedures, or standards of conduct and integrity, EEO complaints, and violence in the workplace concerns.

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with a diverse cross-section of internal/external contacts including executives, department heads, line management, bargaining unit employees, contractors/vendors, law enforcement and local, state, and federal governmental agencies, as required.

  • Develop knowledge and expertise in regulatory requirements related to physical security needs within the organization and apply requirements to physical security system

  • Support the installation and maintenance of physical and electronic protection systems throughout the company including design, consulting, and installation. Engage and train physical security contractors in supporting these systems.

  • Serve in the absence of the Physical Security Coordinator, as the local point of contact or expert on all matters pertaining to corporate security policies and practices.

  • Perform other duties or projects as needed or assigned

  • Ability to travel as needed, including overnight stays, driving and flying up to 35%

  • Safely perform individual lifts up to 35 pounds


  • Demonstrate & maintain a good safety record

  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or Security related field or equivalent years of experience

  • ASIS Physical Security Professional certification desired

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work well and maintain relationships with individuals on all levels of the organization including subject matter experts

  • Strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communications skills, and strong organizational skills,

  • Ability and willingness to complete both large, interesting projects and more routine tasks with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Applicants must be highly motivated, have excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 3157

3010 West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.