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Corporate Security Business Continuity Intern - Summer 2022

Location: 

Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Security
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  42448

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. [SC00]

 

As a participant in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, you will be cultivating professional skills and performing professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies. Summer Internships with FirstEnergy are full-time opportunities spanning 14 weeks. FirstEnergy offers paid internships to qualified students actively enrolled in accredited university or college.


Our Corporate Security group provides the operational and governance support for physical security, including compliance with the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements and business continuity management for all FirstEnergy personnel and assets.


The Physical Security Compliance Specialist supporting the Business Continuity program at FirstEnergy develops and maintains the strategy of the FirstEnergy business continuity program to meet regulatory and company requirements, Additionally, this position supports the Physical Security Compliance Team with tasks related to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance.


This position is unique as it focuses on the administrative and compliance aspects of business continuity and physical security.
 

Responsibilities of a Physical Security Compliance Specialist:
• Assist business units and departments with preparation of Business Continuity Plans and Business Impact Analysis
• Ensure all applicable Business Continuity Plans are maintained and tested on a periodic basis
• Conduct research and interpret regulatory standards and policies to ensure company business continuity practices align with compliance requirements
• Conduct internal assessments to ensure implemented compliance programs satisfactorily meet regulatory requirements

 

Applicant Requirements:
• Currently enrolled, full time, in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Business Continuity, Emergency Management or similar discipline
• Class Standing –Junior (Dec 2023 or May 2024 graduation date). Graduation date MUST be listed on resume
• Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. GPA MUST be listed on resume
• Must be able to work without sponsorship (now and in the future)
• Basic computer programming skills, as well as completed coursework in one or more robust coding languages (i.e., Java, Microsoft .NET, C++, C#)
• Interest and aptitude in software development

 

Preferred Qualifications:
• Able to compose well-written, professional documents and reports with minimal editorial and proofing support
• Highly motivated to work independently and productively and learn quickly
• Proven team player, contributes to team goals, encourages, and supports team members
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively participate on a team and in remote meetings and conference calls

 

Ideal Candidate:
• Highly motivated to work independently and productively and learn quickly
• Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes
• Proven team player, contributes to team goals, encourages, and supports team members
• Strong attention to detail
• Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects
• Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules
• Ability to work remotely, utilizing virtual technologies
• Sound understanding of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively participate on a team and in remote meetings and conference calls

 

Resume Requirements:
Please include your Major/Minor/Degree, GPA and anticipated graduation date on your resume. Resumes that do not include Major/Minor/Degree, GPA and anticipated graduation date will not be considered.

 

Resume Suggestions:
We encourage you to include on your resume courses completed relevant to the position you're applying. Additionally, tell us about school projects where you may have utilized the skills needed for the position.


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 www.firstenergycorp.com 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

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.

Position Classification

Co-Op/Intern-Hourly 

 

FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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