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Compliance Specialist


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Regulatory
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  61724

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. [FEU]


This position will have flexibility related to work location and will be classified as Mobile with primary work location as home, but may work at or visit a facility, based on business need.



Compliance Specialist, Remote 


The Regulatory Compliance & Reporting group works to grow and sustain a culture of compliance within FirstEnergy’s operating companies.  The team interacts with the FEU operating companies by implementing an infrastructure that monitors compliance, analyzes gaps between state rules and existing processes, provides risk assessments, regulatory advice and timely reporting.  This position is within Regulatory Reporting and reports to the Supervisor, Regulatory Reporting.


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, writing and validating required regulatory reports, data requests or other required regulatory requests
  • Assessing compliance of all state regulatory commitments with government regulated policies and standards through regulatory audits, data submittals and spot checks
  • Identifying and coordinating process improvements and best practices to support FE Utilities' ability to comply with all regulatory commitments
  • Reviewing and interpreting rules generated from regulatory entities such as state commissions
  • Monitoring, reviewing and analyzing gaps between state rules and existing processes and making recommendations for gap closure
  • Representing Energy Delivery in Commission Staff meetings, working groups and other various State meetings
  • Providing support for required state regulatory activity for FE Utilities including responses and implementation of orders, settlement agreements, new/revised rulemakings, formal investigations/audits, rate cases, management audits and other regulatory driven programs
  • Providing critical support to the operating companies, FE Utilities leadership, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Government / External Affairs and Communications for FE Utilities state regulatory topics
  • Conducting research, analyzing data, interpreting results and communicating findings
  • Communicating proficiently, both verbal and written, to internal FirstEnergy departments and external regulatory entities
  • Working in cross functional teams
  • Developing, implementing and revising compliance programs, as needed
  • Building relationships and credibility across the organization
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities by communicating to regulatory entities



Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, IT or related discipline required and 4+ years of related work experience. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 7 years of direct, related experience will be considered. 


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.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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