Senior IT Compliance SOX Assessor

Pacific Gas And Electric Company San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 5 months ago

Requisition ID# 20834

Job Category : Information Technology

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location: San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions. The Cyber Security Controls Assessment & Verification family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and audit of General Computer Controls across the enterprise.

Position Summary

The Cyber Security Controls Assessment & Verification family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and audit of General Computer Controls across the enterprise. The Senior IT Compliance SOX Assessor will identify risks, evaluate deficiencies, and provide consultation and recommendations on remediation efforts, ensuring systems are in compliance with IT organizational policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop test procedures and/or document recommendations for test plan modifications that improve validation of control objectives. Test procedure development may cover a wide range of technically diverse topics ranging from IP Network Discovery, password length and complexity requirements, vulnerability management, and many others.

  • Support the annual SOX Program cycle by completing timely planning of efforts, walkthrough of processes, testing of controls, overseeing remediation of deficiencies and reporting status of testing and remediation efforts.

  • Contributor role in harmonizing controls and validating controls are operating effectively.

  • Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level audits based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Perform retest of controls that have been remediated or updated as a result of previously identified deficiencies.

Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively.

  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and report on results of IT Compliance assessments in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (NIST SP800-53, SP800-115, SOX, NERC CIP v5).

  • Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.

  • Review test results or interpret evidence for vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.

  • Identify risks associated with control failures and supports the identification of mitigating controls

  • Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal control environment

  • Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment

  • Capture and report metrics for services and activities delivered to customers and/or as part of internal initiatives

  • Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure IT Compliance meets its commitments to customers

  • May provide consultative direction to less experienced team members



  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of general IT experience, including IT security or IT risk management experience

  • Experience using Excel worksheets, workbooks, and formulas

  • Experience managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities

Minimum Required License / Certification:

At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid.

  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


  • Utility Industry Experience

  • Big 4 experience

  • Demonstrated experience with Sarbanes Oxley or North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

  • Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Solid understanding of network and systems security, system and network configuration, and application security

  • Solid understanding of general computing controls (GCCs)

  • Able to identify complex control gaps

  • Solid understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), government guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP)

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills

  • Able to multi-task projects or assessments

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

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Senior IT Compliance SOX Assessor

Pacific Gas And Electric Company