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FirstEnergy Corp. NERC CIP Compliance Specialist (Cyber Security Policy Analyst) in United States

NERC CIP Compliance Specialist (Cyber Security Policy Analyst)


Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)

Requisition ID: 29864


FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, approximately 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

This position’s base reporting location is in Wadsworth Township, Ohio and reports to the Supervisor of Cyber Security. The Cyber Security Policy Analyst works across all FirstEnergy subsidiaries and business units to protect the cyber assets of FirstEnergy. We are seeking a knowledgeable technical resource with a systems administration or network administration background to continue to develop and execute the FE Cyber Security Program.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain and support the FirstEnergy Cyber Security Program, protecting all corporate cyber assets.

  • In conjunction with the team and other stakeholders, develop and maintain security baselines, procedures, and other strategies that effectively protect cyber assets while ensuring reliable and consistent system operations.

  • Consult with Business Units and IT on security and protection measures of systems and information during the design and implementation of an on-premise and cloud/SaaS solutions.

  • Participate in the Cyber Incident Response process

  • Understand software and system vulnerability processes, manage vulnerability patches through a process lifecycle, and perform vulnerability assessments on systems and services

  • Support the implementation of Corporate Cyber Security projects by assisting with the implementation of devices; evaluating vendor solutions; assisting with coordination of vulnerability assessment activities; assisting with review of programs, policies, procedures and standards in relation to cyber security best practices.

Qualifications include:

  • Two to four years of professional work experience in IT with some familiarity in cyber security concepts and implementations.

  • Effective communication skills which includes creating and delivering presentations, briefs, and training sessions. Must compose well-written, professional documents and reports with minimal editorial and proofing support.

  • Translate technical output from systems and assessment tools into understandable reports and action plans

  • Work effectively with people at varying levels within an organizational hierarchy to accomplish tasks and goals

  • Work independently within a set of objectives, procedures, and parameters to accomplish project tasking. Able to lead ad-hoc project task teams and other workgroups to accomplish project tasks, resolve issues, and lead/communicate important changes.

  • Able to participate in an on-call rotation (cycling daily; on-call once every 4-6 days) responding to out-of-hours calls and alerts in support of security response, including infrequent on-site response out-of-hours.

  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis to other FirstEnergy buildings in the Akron area. Infrequent overnight business travel to locations throughout the FirstEnergy service territory (OH, PA, NJ, MD, WV) will be required of this position.

  • Experience in hands-on operation and administration of one or more standard IT discipline area (Windows, Linux/Unix, Networking, etc.) in a professional setting

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar discipline is preferred.


Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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