Cyber Compliance Specialist - NERC CIP


Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy operates in 16 states across the U.S., offering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy to more than 7 million customers.

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At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!



Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity. 

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 


Job Summary

The Cyber Compliance Specialist role works independently but also leads small teams in the performance, monitoring, or development of complex cyber compliance programs and governance.   This includes the development of policies, procedures, and tools to maintain a strong cyber compliance posture across business units.  The role leverages cyber security best practices and a detailed understanding of cyber regulatory requirements to define guidance for how compliance is achieved and to provide governance and oversight to the entire program.  The role will often provide technical guidance or perform an evaluation of technical procedures intended to achieve compliance.  The role is intended to  reduce or eliminate unnecessary audit findings and implement changes to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

This role maintains multiple cyber regulatory compliance programs for business unit(s) processes, applications, and systems as well as consulting on business processes. Using cyber security best practices, a deep knowledge of cyber regulatory requirements, and a deep understanding of business processes, this role:

  • Guides teams in doing more advanced cyber compliance program management or creating policies, procedures, and tools to keep a strong cyber compliance position. 
  • Provides consultation services to business personnel seeking to navigate compliance related service company policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Oversees the cyber regulatory compliance program for processes, applications, and systems across business units. 
  • Guides small teams to use cyber security best practices and detailed knowledge of cyber regulatory requirements to set guidance for how compliance is achieved and to provide management and supervision to the entire program. 
  • Completes or ensures completion of compliance related data requests.
  • Gives technical advice or assesses technical controls intended to achieve compliance.
  • Aids in reducing or eliminating audit findings; implements changes and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Often guides and joins in compliance-related projects that need advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements as well as knowledge of suitable security architecture, technology best practices and business area requirements, limitations, and unique system implementations.
  • Makes sure effective compliance processes and procedures are implemented for systems and applications.
  • Assesses processes for failure points and implements controls to reduce those potential failures.
  • Finishes compliance-related data requests, investigates failures or breakdowns in processes and creates plans for fixing or avoiding future incidents.
  • Finds opportunities for improving compliance controls proactively. Increases awareness of current and upcoming policies, regulations, and requirements, and creates solutions for compliance.  Typically acts as the expert in one compliance standard or one or more major parts of a compliance standard.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

7 to 9 years of cyber or IT or OT (Operational Technology) audit, compliance, or technology experience. Note:  A Master's degree will count as one year of experience.  A partial year of six months or more experience will be rounded up to one year.  

Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:


  • Experience with NERC CIP experience is required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in small teams or projects.
  • Experience and understanding of Cyber regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Previous experience creating and updating cyber & human performance controls for compliance requirements.
  • Experience working with internal and external auditing firms or regulators.
  • Experience in writing procedures and policies.
  • Experienced translating procedures into operational steps.
  • Root cause analysis understanding and/or training.
  • Human performance failure analysis training and/or understanding.
  • Understands IT Technology and Business Technology as required to successfully design and implement a compliance program.
  • Understands current security architecture best practices.
  • Understands current cyber security best practices.
  • Possesses the drive to independently learn and become an expert in the evolving regulatory landscape and how that maps to an evolving DE IT and business technology landscape.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:  Bachelor, MBA

Preferred disciplines:  Computer Science, Information System, Security Information, Technology, Accounting, Finance, Data Analytics

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description


Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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Tags: Analytics Audits CISA CISSP Compliance Computer Science Data Analytics Finance Governance Monitoring NERC CIP

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Health care Relocation support

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Compliance Jobs

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