Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is currently searching for a Compliance Specialist to join the team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position provides administrative and technical support for the regulatory compliance function of the Utility Operations department, prepares and maintains data and documentation of compliance evidence, and reviews policies, standards, orders, and requirements of federal, regional, and state commissions and agencies relative to regulatory compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure understanding of current standards, rules, orders, and requirements (collectively referred to as regulations) as issued and enforceable by FERC, NERC, MRO, DOT (Federal and State), IUB, and other external agencies as needed. Relate applicable compliance regulations to appropriate CIPCO functions in coordination with responsible CIPCO management and staff.
Monitor the development of new and revised regulations including review and approval status and future enforcement dates. Communicate impactful changes to the Regulatory Compliance Administrator in a timely manner.
Serve as a primary resource in the utilization of multiple databases used to organize compliance-related documents and evidence. Evaluate existing documentation against compliance requirements to identify possible gaps.
Perform initial drafting of compliance policies and procedures to ensure the risk responses are effectively carried out.
Coordinate the collection of compliance information data requests as needed from neighboring entities to meet documentation requirements.
Support Regulatory Compliance Administrator in the management of internal and external data requests, certifications, inquiries, audits, inspections, and other enforcement activities as needed.
Assist in the development and delivery of procedures, training, and educational materials to ensure that the cooperative maintains regulatory compliance.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or other related discipline with a minimum 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working as legal assistant or paralegal helpful
Detail oriented with high degree of accuracy
Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Organization, prioritization and time management skills
Strong vocabulary skills
Ability to perform well under strict deadlines
Effective interpersonal and customer service skills
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
CIPCO provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
401(k) with company match
Short-term and long-term disability
Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and much more.
To apply for this position, please visit www.cipco.net and click Career Opportunities.
CIPCO is a generation and transmission electric cooperative built by member cooperatives and the communities they serve. With a balanced, 24/7 energy portfolio, CIPCO is committed to providing cost-effective, clean, safe, and reliable energy. CIPCO and its 13 members serve over 300,000 Iowans in 58 Iowa counties. CIPCO’s principal place of business is Des Moines, Iowa, with locations in Cedar Rapids, Creston, and Wilton. For more information visit www.cipco.net.
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