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PG&E Senior Cyber Security Controls Assessor - NERC CIP in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 39125

Job Category : Information Technology

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Customer Care

Job Location : San Francisco

Position Summary

The Cyber Security Controls Assessment family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and audit of General Computer Controls across the enterprise. The Cyber Security Controls Assessor, Senior (“Assessor”) – NERC CIP will be responsible for assessments which will require review and evaluation of network, computing assets and platforms for compliance with defined NERC standards, internal processes, and procedures. Additionally, the Assessor will be responsible for the identification of risks, evaluation of control deficiencies, and recommendation on remediation efforts consistent with IT organizational policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop test procedures and/or document recommendations for test plan modifications that improve validation of control objectives. Test procedure development may cover a wide range of technically diverse topics ranging from IP Network Discovery, password length and complexity requirements, vulnerability management, and many others.

  • Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level audits based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Perform retest of controls that have been remediated or updated as a result of previously identified deficiencies.Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively.

  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and report on results of IT Compliance assessments in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (NIST SP800-53, SP800-115, SOX, NERC CIP v5).

  • Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.

  • Review test results or interpret evidence to address vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.

  • Identify risks associated with control failures and supports the identification of mitigating controls

  • Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal control environment

  • Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment

  • Capture and report metrics for services and activities delivered to customers and/or as part of internal initiatives

  • Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure that the Compliance meets its commitments to customers

  • May provide consultative direction to less experienced team members

  • Support the Compliance Sr. Manager/Manager as needed.


Minimum Education Required:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience.

Minimum On-the-Job Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of general IT experience, including IT security or IT risk management experience

  • Experience using Excel worksheets, workbooks, and formulas

  • Experience managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities

Desired Experience

  • Utility Industry Experience

  • Big 4 experience

  • Demonstrated experience with Sarbanes Oxley or North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5

Minimum Required License / Certification:

At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid: certification:

  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);

  • Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC);

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);

Desired License / Certification:

One or more current and valid certifications directly applicable or complementary to the role and area of expertise, including those listed above, as well as:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

  • Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Solid understanding of network and systems security, system and network configuration, and application security

  • Solid understanding of general computing controls (GCCs)

  • Able to identify complex control gaps.

  • Solid understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), government guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP)

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills

  • Able to multi-task projects or assessments

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail oriented

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively recruits and hires a diverse workforce.