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Expert Cyber Security Controls Assessor

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 42901 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Customer Care

Job Location : San Francisco

Position Summary

The Cyber Security Controls Assessment family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and audit of General Computer Controls and/or business process controls across the enterprise. The Cyber Security Controls Assessor, Expert (“Assessor”) will be responsible for assessments which will require review and evaluation of IT and/or business systems and processes for compliance with defined regulatory standards, internal processes, and procedures.  Additionally, the Assessor will be responsible for the identification of risks, evaluation of control deficiencies, and recommendation on remediation efforts consistent with IT organizational policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level assessments 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 Compliance assessments in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (e.g. NIST SP800-53) 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.
  • 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 support the identification of mitigating controls.
  • Analyze emerging legislation or changes to regulations and contribute to the development/ refinement of compliance strategy for areas of responsibility.
  • Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal data security control environment.
  • Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment and company standards.
  • Capture and report metrics for services and activities delivered to customers and/or as part of internal initiatives.
  • Serve as the point of contact for compliance for areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinates with SMEs preparation of data responses in support of audits.
  • Work closely with business partners to align overlapping compliance efforts and eliminate redundant work.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure that the Compliance meets its commitments to customers.
  • Provide consultative direction to, and review the quality of deliverables prepared by less experienced team members.
  • Support activities to strengthen the Compliance Program.
  • Support the Compliance Sr. Manager/Manager as needed.



Minimum Required:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of IT risk management experience
  • 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)

Desired Experience:

  • Utility Industry Experience
  • Big 4 experience
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-53 security controls catalog.


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
  • Ability to mentor and review work products of less experienced staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Background in process development and process improvement

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

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.

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PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland