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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked number three in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    Responsibilities

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Division of Dam Safety and Inspections of the Office of Energy Projects. The position is available in our Headquarters in Washington DC, New York office, San Francisco office, or Portland office. The incumbent will work as an IT Specialist (Cyber Security) and must have knowledge of a wide range of security policy requirements, concepts, principles, and practices to independently review, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex security problems in order to provide oversight of and make recommendations for improvement of cyber protection of critical infrastructure facilities for hydroelectric projects.

    The mission of the Office of Energy Projects is to facilitate potential benefits to the nation through the review of natural gas and hydropower infrastructure proposals and minimize risks to the public associated with FERC jurisdictional energy infrastructure. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.

    Major duties include: 

    • Serves as a technical expert, coach, and team leader for analysis and resolution of cyber security issues for the Commission's dam safety program. Tracks trending vulnerabilities and provides assessment and appropriate mitigation strategies, as it relates to industrial control systems within jurisdictional assets.
    • Reviews the FERC Security Program’s guidance for Hydropower Projects and develops revisions and updates, as appropriate. Memoranda and compliance driven correspondence will be developed following on-site and virtual inspections.
    • Performs security inspections to ensure compliance with FERC's Security Program (and evolving best practices) and debriefs findings and recommendations to internal and external parties. Participates as an evaluator during security exercises. Delivers presentations on behalf of the Security Branch, inside and outside of the agency.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613127600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.