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Wenatchee, Washington
United States
NERC/CIP Compliance
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Reliability Compliance Analyst


Chelan County PUD has an Internal Reliability Compliance Program that has been ranked “First Quartile” by an independent benchmarking entity, and we proudly announce a “clean” 2016 audit for both CIP and OMP.

Chelan’s Reliability Compliance Analysts are part of a strong, high-performing team, and have the opportunity to work with a variety of Standard Owners across several business units

The Reliability Compliance Analysts work with Standard Owners to develop and implement sound tactical programs, procedures and operational processes to enhance electric system reliability and facilitate compliance with NERC and WECC requirements. This includes both Operations, Maintenance & Planning Standards and CIP Cybersecurity Standards. The incumbent will also develop and implement preventative, detective and compensating compliance controls and best practices across the company to monitor and facilitate reliability compliance.

The purpose for this career level position is to enhance electric system reliability and facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements related to system reliability and/or electric system cyber security through the development of operational program technical processes and controls. In conjunction with subject matter experts, this position will develop and implement sound tactical programs, procedures and operational processes. Develop and implement preventative, detective and compensating compliance controls and best practices across the District to monitor and facilitate compliance. The career level position works on complex issues and standards. This level also leads teams, projects and mentors and/or trains lower level analysts.


  1. In collaboration with Standard Owners, provide guidance to coordinate compliance for assigned NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and requirements, including assistance with Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet (RSAW) preparation, drafting program and procedure documents, Audit materials, Self-Reports and Mitigation Plans. Organize and retain documentation of programs and practices to satisfy compliance with NERC/WECC Reliability Standards and requirements.
  2. Document coordination/organization relating to WECC Audits, Spot-Checks, Self-Certification, investigations, and compliance filings and responses to requests for information. Participate in Audits, including, but not limited to, drafting Responses to data requests, ensuring timely submittal of responses, attending audit interviews, analytical discussions with District team members, and interacting with audit team members.
  3. Research and provide guidance regarding industry best practices, compliance processes, procedures and documentation and recommend and implement changes to District operational processes.
  4. Provide periodic training for Standard Owners on topics such as compliance, industry issues and best practices. Provides training and work oversight of lower level analysts or team members.
  5. Monitor, evaluate, and track external compliance requirements, deadlines and industry best practices. This may include requirements from FERC, NERC, WECC or other regulatory bodies. Engage in industry forums and outreach activities.


The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:
Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field, public administration, business, or a related field from a college or university; or equivalent combination of education and NERC/WECC experience. Candidates with a Juris Doctorate, master’s degree or relevant certifications may substitute 2 years of the experience requirement.

Desired licenses & certifications (one or more):
•Certified Information System Security professional (CISSP);
•Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
•Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA);
•Certified Protection Professional (CPP);
•Physical Security Professional (PSP);
•Professional Engineering License;
•NERC System Operator Certification; or
•Project Management Professional

Typically requires at least three (3) years of professional experience in a legal or regulatory compliance occupation. Candidates with demonstrated NERC/WECC Reliability Compliance experience strongly preferred.


The position may be filled at a level II or III. In addition to a competitive salary range of $77,680 - $117,600 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.


Chelan County Public Utility District is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers in the geographical center of Washington State. We provide hydro power generation and distribution; water and wastewater services; wholesale fiber optic voice, data, and television network capabilities; and an extensive array of parks and recreation facilities.

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of outdoor adventure. With four distinct seasons and more than 200 days of sunshine, enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away, and the area is also known for its fruit and developing wine industries.

Chelan County residents have access to excellent schools, affordable housing, theaters and music venues, strong transportation systems, and metropolitan amenities of Seattle and Spokane, about three hours driving time or a half-hour plane ride away.


Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or other protected classifications as defined by law.

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