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Compliance Specialist III*
Requisition Number: 6698 Location: Moncks Corner
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Unit Number - Unit Name: 84600 - OPERATIONAL SUPPORT & COMP
Experience Required: See Position Requirements Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Recruiting Start Date: Dec 7, 2021 Recruiting End Date: Feb 4, 2022
Job Posting: Internal and External



  • Serves as lead provider of admin, support, and cybersecurity services for Operations Support Systems. Leads effort to evaluate and analyze systems requirements; designs and implements technical solutions relating to Santee Cooper's Energy Management System (EMS), which may include external supporting networks.  Conducts fulfillment to compliance objectives with NERC requirements on all subject systems, including establishing, evaluating, generating, compiling, and validating evidence and policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, primary subject matter expert and support representative for firewall administration, infrastructure, routers/switches, Windows operating systems, malware mitigations, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, patch management, systems permissions, network monitoring, performance assessments, etc. Access control, monitoring, security assessments, and documentation are also major components of this position.  Must demonstrate a strong attention to detail and possess all the skill sets defined in Specialist II position.


  • Essential Job Tasks:

  • Maintains hardware/ software necessary for networking and functionality of EMS associated systems. Maintain and/or install workstations, servers, appliances, supporting devices, infrastructure, etc. Maintain local data warehouse, data server and log servers.
    These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1) Ensures products are up to date, patched with the most current releases, tested and operating properly in accordance with the departmental patch management process.
    2) Implements, manages, performs, and/or validates backups for systems and conduct restoration procedures.
    3) Ensures proper functionality of devices that support 24x7 operational control room environment and associated DMZs.
    4) Corrects equipment problems as they arise and proactively address potential issues.
    5) Establishes and assesses system baselines and serve as technical lead for Cyber Vulnerability Assessments(CVA), recovery/incident response plans, and any other security or reliability reviews, exercises, etc.
    6) Establishes, maintains, generates, analyzes, assesses, and validates documentation evidence to continually fulfill Santee Cooper’s compliance program.
    7)Serves as lead for system logging and alerting tools(Solarwinds, Tripwire Log Center, Syslog, etc.)
  • Serves as lead for securing and protecting Cyber Assets and systems.
    These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1) Develops, installs, reviews, and approves all firewall rule sets and routing required for a highly secure network.
    2) Serves as the primary security liaison for all facets of the EMS environment.
    3) Responsible for reviews, administration, and assessment of log monitoring for detection of system problems and possible cyber events.
    4) Provides guidance on the administration of anti-malware and threat mitigation systems and processes.  Serves as lead analyst for suspected malware, including mitigation, forensics, and reporting.
    5) Monitors, analyzes, and assesses system performance and its impact on security visibility.
    6) Reviews, maintains and analyzes system logs/alerts for possible cyber events, conducts operational risk and vulnerability assessments and enforces system adherence to CIP compliance guidelines.
    7) Provides guidance and administration of the IDS and IPS applications, monitoring and alerts.
    8) Performs all tasks with a focus on cyber security, maintaining compliance, and mitigating risk.
  • Acst as the administrator of the Change Management Tracking System, access control, inventory management, baseline management, and information protection systems.
    These tasks include but are not limited to the following:
    1 ) Analyzes work forms and tracking application processes.
    2) Validates on-going data retention required for operations and regulatory compliance.
    3) Generates, analyzes and completes any required documentation for testing/changes in a suitable manner to provide as compliance evidence
    4) Oversees change management proposals and processes; establish and conduct training and guidance for all respective groups/individuals.
  • Serves as a primary Subject Matter Expert(SME) for all aforementioned items in relation to CIP compliance discussions, meetings, audit preparation activities, audits, mitigation plans, etc.
  • Must be able to participate in system on-call rotation to provide 24x7 support  in accordance with departmental requirements.


  • *Will consider Compliance Specialist III, II or I


  • Compliance Specialist III


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or computer engineering with five years of experience is required.
  • Seven years network and cyber security related experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • Knowledge of Checkpoint and Cisco equipment; communications protocols (TCP/IP, Ethernet, BGP, OSPF, ICCP, etc.); network troubleshooting; system performance monitoring and improvements, and management systems will be needed to maintain success in this position.
  • Must have experience with Windows operating systems, routing, anti-virus, system backup/restoration applications, vulnerability scanning tools, and patching deployment.
  • Experience and an operational understanding of the following will fundamental to success in this position: Windows Server/Workstation, Checkpoint management tools, Tripwire Log Center/Enterprise.
  • Certificated Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent security certification is highly preferred to advance in this career path.


  • Compensation Information

    $92,120 - $115,140 (min.-mid.)

  • Compliance Specialist II


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or computer engineering with two years of experience is required.
  • Three years network and cyber security related experience preferred.


  • Compensation Information

    $74,110 - $92,630 (min.-mid.)

  • Compliance Specialist I


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or computer engineering is required with experience in network and cyber security related experience preferred.

  • Compensation Information

    $59,620 - $74,520 (min.-mid.)

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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