At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859.
If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.
Are you looking to leverage your knowledge of industry best practice, people and problem solving skills to link business objectives to IT governance strategies? Do you have experience analyzing complex IT problems to improve IT and business efficiencies and control in areas such as change management, security, IT compliance, risk management, governance and system development lifecycle? Do you enjoy collaborating with business and technology leaders company-wide to understand their requirements and translate those requirements into meaningful policy and standards? If you are collaborative, process focused and solution driven this is an amazing opportunity for you!
Day to Day:
Work with senior management and/or the executive team to strategize and establish core IT information assurance requirements that meets organization objectives and goals
Manage and develop activities to ensure adherence with internal and external IT requirements, including but not limited to, operational efficiencies, information assurance standards and regulations
Drive the development of technical frameworks and governance practices
Performs audits and assessments against established IT policy expectations, and coordinates control testing activities for various IT systems
Perform detailed problem analyses and scenarios; makes and/or implements recommendations to mitigate risk and business impact
Presents findings to aid management in decision making
Develop processes that support the monitoring of control successes in areas targeted for improvement
Develop technical and visual documentation to support the communication needs of IT
Documents policies, procedures, standard practices and business processes
Implement systems, procedures, and policies in support of audits and assessments by organizations outside of IT
Facilitate the weekly IT Change Management Review Board and IT Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
Manage external compliance initiatives that include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act controls and other compliance programs. Includes the coordination of auditors interfacing with IT staff, guidance for appropriate remediation actions for findings, communication and escalation of remediation
Provide action plans to achieve visible improvements to internal controls, risk management, and processes
Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
Coach, mentor and train others as a subject matter expert.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Come on your first day with:
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related degree or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience resulting in the proven ability to perform the essential functions of the job
Minimum 5years’ experience with information assurance, audit, risk management, and IT governance for Level 2 position. Minimum 7 years’ experience for Level 3 position.
Experience with process flow analysis and best practice methodology development
Experience overseeing the design, development, and implementation of IT governance programs and process review
Internal or external consulting skills in assessing, analyzing, and synthesizing controls and solutions across a broad range of departmental environments
Knowledge of IT frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, NIST, and/or ISO 27000
Proven experience identifying solutions for complex problems in enterprise environments
Must have a strong desire to operate as a leader and comfortable working in an ambiguous and fast paced environment
Strong project management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels and across departments and effectively creating documents or technical plans
Skilled at defining issues, analyzing and evaluating information, presenting recommendations and identifying alternative solutions
Highly self-motivated with strong communication skills and time management skills
What we offer:
Base salary $71,100-$87,100-$103,100 Level 2 – Grade 20) or $73,800-$90,400-$107,000 (Level 3 - Grade 21)
Arguably the best healthcare benefits in the Pacific Northwest
Annual Variable Bonuses
401(k) + enhanced 401(k)
Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists
Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Team/Safety Team/Women’s Network
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
Application Process: Submit complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume.
Non-Bargaining Unit Position | Portland, OR| Regular; Full-Time| Posting # 50243557
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
On Jan. 7, 2009, NW Natural celebrated its 150th birthday. The company that became NW Natural was a business before Oregon became a state.When the Portland Gas Light Co., the original gas company, first started delivering gas, it had 49 customers – all using gas for lighting. Today, NW Natural serves more than 670,000 customers for space and water heating and a variety of industrial processes. O...ver the years, the gas company has changed products and names to match the times. But three things have never changed: the company’s dedication to its customers; it’s commitment to the communities it serves; and its support for its employees. At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” That’s because we have evolved and grown with the communities where we work, and because we’re dedicated to keeping them strong.