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Assoc Compliance Specialist


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Transmission
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  68725

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

The Compliance Specialist position is within the Asset and Records Control department located at the General Office in Akron, Ohio.  The department has been working remotely since the inception of COVID-19 and anticipates to remain primarily remote post-COVID, (e.g. generally working remotely, on average, three to four days a week). 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Reviewing and understanding rules generated from regulatory entities such as state commissions and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Understanding of the FirstEnergy Substation Maintenance Practices and Methods and applying the proper maintenance requirements to substation equipment
  • Assessing compliance for all state and federal regulatory commitments with government regulated policies and standards through regulatory reporting
  • Understanding FE compliance with NERC, ReliabilityFirst (RF) and state standards and identify opportunities for improvement in tracking and reporting
  • Monitoring, reviewing and analyzing gaps between state rules and NERC standards with existing FEU processes and making recommendations for gap closure
  • Conducting research, analyzing data, interpreting results and communicating findings to management
  • Reviewing and ensuring technical accuracy of regulatory reports
  • Preparing for, coordinating and supporting compliance audits conducted by internal resources, consultants or regulatory organizations
  • Anticipating customer needs and delivering high quality results
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities

Qualifications  include:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or related discipline, along with 2 years of related work experience.  In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 4 years of related experience will be considered. Related work experience in identifying and acting on process improvements, analyzing and projecting work that must be performed, monitoring requirements to completion.  Cascade and substation experience preferred.  
  • Works safely according to company policies and procedures
  • Ability to conduct research independently and analyze data; interpret results; assist in implementation activities
  • Deliver quality, accurate work within established deadlines
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Working knowledge of Cascade, PowerBase, QlikView, CREWS, SAP, GIS, PowerOn and querying tools (i.e. Hyperion, Toad) is a plus
  • Ability to work during storms

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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