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Cyber Security Program Specialist

Company: American Public Power Association
Location: Centreville
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is looking for a Cyber Security Program Specialist that will be responsible for a wide variety of APPA's cybersecurity programmatic efforts, both new and existing. This individual interfaces with member utilities to ensure member needs and positions are well represented. The successful candidate will have a mix of cybersecurity knowledge, energy sector experience, excellent program management skills, and an understanding of membership organizations and the need to be attentive and drive added value. Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees, and the option for telework is available after 2 months of employment (with supervisor approval). Support the launch and execution of the APPA Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to improve the cybersecurity posture and maturity of small and medium-sized APPA members. Assist with the planning and execution of the annual APPA Cyber Security Conference, along with various cyber security related sessions at additional APPA conferences.Support identification and development of cyber security tools/technologies/services to provide value-add to APPA members.Review, process, and produce information from cybersecurity threat feeds to distribute relevant alerts to the APPA listservs, working groups, etc.Provide assistance developing biennial APPA cyber security survey to identify member interests and activities related to their cyber security maturity and posture. Perform data analysis and prepare reports for APPA staff and members. Identify opportunities to provide new services/tools. Provide administrative support to APPA Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council Secretariat representatives, e.g., scheduling meetings, taking notes, coordinating member input.Support efforts related to new funding opportunity and grant applications, as well as cooperative agreement management documents. Coordinate with physical and cyber security team members to develop division talking points, PowerPoints, and other collateral materials to enhance APPA cyber security messaging. Collaborate with Communications Department to update and maintain physical and cyber security webpages and resources.Provide programmatic support on cooperative agreements between APPA and the USG, as needed.Transmit information to APPA members and external stakeholders through articles, speeches, presentations, white papers, blogs, podcasts, facilitation of listservs, and other media to ensure transfer of knowledge.Research and respond to member inquiries. Other duties as assigned.Degree from a 4-year college or university, with coursework in cybersecurity, energy systems, engineering, or related discipline preferred. 5 years of cybersecurity experience with a utility, government agency, industry stakeholder, vendor, or consulting firm.Relevant technical certifications, e.g., Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP), GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID), (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professional (T--V).Familiarity with government and industry cybersecurity standards and frameworks, e.g., NERC CIP, CISA CPGs, NIST CSF.Experience working with/coordinating/liaising with federal departments and agencies.Knowledge and experience working in the energy sector; experience with a utility preferred.Experience working in a membership/trade organization and/or with a wide array of stakeholder communities, preferably in the energy sector.Excellent project management skills and ability to drive performance from all areas within the department; PMP certification preferred.Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with personnel of member utilities, federal agencies, utility interest groups, and other professional organizations.Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.Ability to work independently and to organize and manage interdepartmental working groups.Willingness and ability to travel 20-30% of the year. PI229817327

Keywords: American Public Power Association, Centreville , Cyber Security Program Specialist, Other , Centreville, Virginia

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