PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION Utility Security Analyst in AUSTIN, Texas

Application Process: Complete a State of Texas Application for Employment documenting how you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. A college degree is a minimum required qualification for this position; official/unofficial transcripts are required and must be submitted with the application (if you submit your application via www.workintexas.com, you must submit your transcripts via email to recruiter@puc.texas.gov). If you submit your application via workintexas.com, please do not submit another application directly to the PUC. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for consideration. Applicants interviewed will receive written non-selection notification. VETERAN S PREFERENCE Veterans, Reservists, or Guardsmen with a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) or additional duties that fall in the fields listed in the below link who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. The MOS codes applicable to this position can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf GENERAL DESCRIPTION Perform highly advanced work on issues that concern security activities of electric, telephone and water and sewer utility operations, with a focus on cyber-security. Work involves advising the Commission and staff on issues that concern cyber-security, physical security and homeland security activities of utilities. Work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Make recommendations and advise the Commission and staff on issues involving cyber-security for electric, telephone and water and sewer utility operations. Assist with updating energy assurance and emergency management rules and plans to incorporate cyber-security. Analyze cyber-security utility initiatives for best practices and risk-based access controls. Provide information to utilities and the public regarding Commission rules, policies, and requirements as they relate to cyber-security, physical security and homeland security activities. Make recommendations concerning proposed rules and amendments to rules as they relate to cyber-security, physical security and homeland security activities. Develop recommendations for security program that includes a process for monitoring threats, increasing awareness and developing needed contacts with utilities to share information. Stay up-to-date on cyber-security, physical security, and other homeland security issues as they affect the electric, telecommunications and water and sewer utility industries. Research cyber-security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities. Research and analyze cyber-security threat indicators and their behaviors. Research and analyze new cyber-security technology. Participate with electric utilities and the State Operations Center on drills and exercises designed to test cyber-security and emergency preparedness. Participate in PUC-related homeland security activities. Participate in emergency management activities of the Commission s Emergency Management Response Team. Participate in investigations and the preparation of reports. Participate in activities conducted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and federal and state agencies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor or post-graduate degree in public policy, homeland security, business administration, information technology, engineering, economics, energy resource economics, or related field. Minimum of one (1) year of full-time work experience in a position involving utilities, cyber- security analysis, information security analysis, homeland security, or regulatory analysis. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursewor