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Duke Energy Cybersecurity Firewall Analyst - NERC CIP Operational Compliance in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Job Summary

This NERC CIP operational compliance position undertakes comprehensive ownership of activities, processes, procedures, documentation, compliance tools, and evidence procurement as required by the Duke Energy IT503 Cybersecurity Program and NERC CIP Reliability Standards to ensure Firewall Management team and assets satisfy compliance requirements. The position leverages NERC CIP, Cybersecurity and firewall related technical skill sets to effectively manage NERC CIP compliance in the Firewall Management area.


  • Performs operational activities required to fulfill NERC CIP standards.

  • Performs ongoing comprehensive maintenance of existing documentation, processes, procedures and activities.

  • Identifies areas of concern and works with leadership team to address.

  • Key role in all audit preparation activities

  • Ensures time sensitive compliance activities and dates are met.

  • Trains teams on key aspects and implications of compliance requirements.

  • Represents Cyber Security organization professionally with other IT groups, compliance organizations, leadership team, and internal business partners.

  • Executes activities that support and fulfill compliance program requirements.

  • Forecasts and documents compliance activity time requirements.

  • Works with NERC CIP subject matter experts (SME) when providing input on future requirements and develops compliance roadmap.

  • Works with NERC CIP subject matter experts (SME) when providing recommendations and documentation when working on projects with NERC CIP impact.

  • Works with subject matter experts (SME) for relevant NERC CIP standards interpretation.

  • Acts as the compliance monitor for configuration changes related to in-scope NERC CIP assets.

  • Performs ongoing comprehensive reviews of existing compliance tools.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems, Computer Systems Technology, or other related discipline

  • In addition to required degree, two (2) years minimum of related work experience

  • In lieu of Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years minimum of related work experience listed above, High School/GED AND six (6) years minimum related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Technical aptitude related to IP based devices and systems.

  • 4 years cyber security experience

  • Proven ability to speak and write about compliance requirements.

  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and team success.

  • Ability to perform self-directed work.

  • Ability to carry out work responsibilities with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and willingness to share information knowledge transfer to others.

  • Increased availability as required especially during audit prep activities and audits.

  • Firewall management experience.

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint

  • 3-year experience with NERC CIP compliance requirements

  • Strong familiarity with NIST 800-53 or CIS v8 Controls,

  • Robust IT change management experience

    Working Conditions

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to the designated Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, December 6, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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