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Standards Analyst


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  18248

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to 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 generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with First Energy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


This position can be filled in Akron, OH or Greensburg PA 




Responsible for maintaining, assessing, and improving the compliance posture for FirstEnergy Systems and processes with emphasis on North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards and the NERC 693 Reliability standards.


 Perform the following functions:


  • Supporting FirstEnergy’s compliance with NERC CIP and NERC 693 reliability standards
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for compliance procedural and processing requirements and conduct associated internal training
  • Assisting reliability standard owners in meeting all procedural and management expectations
  • Monitoring, assigning, and coordinating IT compliance/reliability actions tracked in the CATSWeb application.
  • Assisting in the preparation and maintenance of FE compliance policies, programs, procedures, and guidelines related to the NERC CIP and NERC 693 standards
  • Preparing for, coordinating, and supporting self-certifications, data submittals, and compliance audits
  • Preparing for, performing, and supporting internal compliance controls
  • Participating in compliance investigations and documenting root cause analysis
  • Coordinating the performance of scheduled maintenance activities associated with regulatory requirements and creating evidence documentation used to demonstrate compliance.
  • Creating and executing reports and dashboards containing compliance statistics and metrics
  • Performing project management activities – e.g. developing and executing work plans, monitoring progress.







  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar discipline is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in another field with relevant industry experience in compliance-related work will be considered.  Ability and willingness to travel to Company sites, work flexible hours,
  • 4-7 years related-level experience required.
  • Proficient with MS Office tools
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and plan activities, work on multiple concurrent tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong background and experience with personal computer hardware, operating systems and application software (office productivity tools)




  • Familiarity with relevant utility operations (transmission, distribution, generation)

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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