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Job - IT Compliance Assessor, Senior in California

California, United States
Job type
Commercial, Financial and Legal Jobs
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Posted on
4 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions.

The Cybersecurity function is led by PG&E's Vice President - Chief Security Officer and is responsible for cybersecurity, corporate security, and risk management across the organization.

Position Summary

The IT Compliance Assessor family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and audit of General Computer Controls across the enterprise. The Senior IT Compliance Analyst will identify risks, evaluate deficiencies, and provide consultation and recommendations on remediation efforts, ensuring systems are in compliance with IT organizational policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


Minimum Education Required:
• BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience.

Minimum Required License / Certification:
At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid: certification:
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
• Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC);
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Minimum On-the-Job Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of general IT experience, including 5+ years of IT security or IT risk management experience

Desired Experience:
• Utility Industry Experience
• Big 4 experience
• Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley or North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5

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)

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


• 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 IT Audit assessments in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (NIST SP xxxxxxx, SP xxxxxxx5, SOX, NERC CIP v5).
• Develop test procedures and/or document recommendations for test plan modifications that improve validation of control objectives
• Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.
• Contributor role in harmonizing controls and validating controls are operating effectively.
• Review test results or interpret evidence for 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 IT Audit and Compliance meets its commitments to customers
• May provide consultative direction to less experienced team members
• Support the IT Compliance Sr. Manager as needed.

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