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Cyber Security Program Manager

Company: American Public Power Association
Location: Annandale
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is looking for a Cyber Security Program Manager that will be responsible for a wide variety of APPA's cybersecurity programmatic efforts, both new and existing. This individual interfaces with federal agencies and member utilities to ensure member needs and positions are well represented. The successful candidate will have a mix of cybersecurity knowledge, energy sector experience, excellent program management skills, and an understanding of membership organizations and the need to be attentive and drive added value. Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees, and the option for telework is available after 2 months of employment (with supervisor approval). Represent APPA on general cybersecurity issues before member organizations, state/federal entities, trade/industry/vendor organizations, and the public. Review cybersecurity policies/legislation/regulations, providing technical assistance by drafting summaries/comments/filings for internal and external stakeholders. Inform and coordinate with APPA regulatory staff on these issues as appropriate and participate in energy policy review and development.Oversee the launch and execution of the APPA Cybersecurity Accelerator Program to improve the cybersecurity posture and maturity of small and medium-sized APPA members. Plan and execute annual APPA Cyber Security Conference, along with various cyber security related sessions at additional APPA conferences.Participates in industry and government sponsored cyber security exercises, e.g., GridEx, DOE Clear Path.Identify and develop cyber security tools/technologies/services to provide value-add to APPA members.Develop biennial APPA cyber security survey to identify member interests and activities related to their cyber security maturity and posture. Perform data analysis and prepare reports for APPA staff and members. Identify opportunities to provide new services/tools. Identify and coordinate the production and writing of funding opportunity and grant applications, as well as cooperative agreement management documents. Provide programmatic support on cooperative agreements between APPA and the USG, as needed.Transmit information to APPA members and external stakeholders through articles, speeches, presentations, white papers, blogs, podcasts, facilitation of listservs, and other media to ensure transfer of knowledge.Serve as supervisor for supporting APPA cybersecurity personnel. Performs other duties as assigned. Degree from a 4-year college or university, with coursework in cybersecurity, energy systems, engineering, or related discipline (preferred). 5 to 10 years of cybersecurity experience with a utility, government agency, industry stakeholder, vendor, or consulting firm.Relevant technical certifications, e.g., Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP), GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID), (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professional (T--V).Familiarity with government and industry cybersecurity standards and frameworks, e.g., NERC CIP, CISA CPGs, NIST CSF.Experience working with/coordinating/liaising with federal departments and agencies.Knowledge and experience working in the energy sector; experience with a utility preferred.Experience working in a membership/trade organization and/or with a wide array of stakeholder communities, preferably in the energy sector.Excellent project management skills and ability to drive performance from all areas within the department; PMP certification preferred.Ability to lead interdepartmental and industry wide teams and committees. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with personnel of member utilities, federal agencies, utility interest groups, and other professional organizations.Ability to manage personnel, technical and non-technical, in assisting APPA member organizations.Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.Ability to work independently and to organize and manage interdepartmental working groups.Willingness and ability to travel 20-30% of the year. PI229815416

Keywords: American Public Power Association, Annandale , Cyber Security Program Manager, Executive , Annandale, Virginia

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