Responsible for the data/communications operating environments used within the Energy Management System (EMS) networks at the Primary and Backup Control Centers. Ensures proposed changes to the EMS environment are appropriate for the EMS network and compatible with existing system architecture. Coordinates network architecture, network operations, and computer operations with other Tri-State Information Systems departments and with other concerned departments at Tri-State. Responsible for monitoring network and security events and assuring compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) cyber security requirements related to the EMS network.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.
Training and/or equivalent experience in the networking related areas of electric utility real time systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Ability to apply and strong knowledge of, principles and practices of computer science and networking concepts.
Ability to apply principles and practices of basic computer hardware, operating systems and software applications.
Ability to apply principles of network design and architecture, network protocols, network security and encryption and routing protocols
Ability to write code or scripts for automation
Ability to make clear, consistent, and timely decisions.
Ability to maintain clear and open communication with peers and customers.
Ability to maintain cooperation and collaboration.
Ability to work in partnership with other teams and functional areas.
Ability to deliver high quality and innovative service to internal/external customers.
Ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical employees and others.
Knowledge of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
Knowledge of Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS).
Knowledge of process control and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA).
Knowledge of operating systems security policies and logging mechanisms and local firewalls.
Knowledge of operating systems advanced security tools such as Security Enhanced Linux (SE Linux).
Knowledge of change management and configuration management principles.
Eight (8) or more years of Information Technology (IT) or Operation Technology (OT) experience or equivalent experience
Windows Server and Active Directory
FortiOS and Cisco IOS
Virtualization technologies (VMWare and Hyper-V)
Administration of Tripwire
Administration of Splunk
Security and networking tools such as Nessus, Nagios, Cyberark, RSA, etc.
Backup software management tools
Hold one or more of the recognized networking certificates or equivalent experience.
Willingness to travel as needed for meetings, conferences and training. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, direct/supervise others, present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate level of noise. Majority of duties are performed indoors primarily at a desk.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.