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Folsom, CA

 Sr. Operations Auditor - CalISO

 The Senior Operations Auditor conducts internal audits in accordance with accepted professional practice standards to determine compliance with ISO policies and procedures, regulations and industry best practices.  Reviews processes, evaluates internal controls and makes recommendations to improve processes and strengthen controls when deficiencies are identified.  Prepares comprehensive audit reports summarizing the audit scope, results of test work, findings and recommended corrective actions.  Performs follow-up reviews on items identified in previously issued audits to ensure corrective actions have been implemented.

•  Performs assigned audit engagement tasks, including kickoff and planning documentation, developing risk and control matrices, developing and executing audit programs, documenting evidence to support audit conclusions, and preparing written audit reports.
•  Provides consulting services, as requested, to assist management in meeting its objectives while maintaining independence and objectivity.  Supports business units in identifying and evaluating process controls and advocates for sound process controls.
•  Conducts follow-up audits to ensure audit recommendations have been implemented and prepares memos summarizing the results of activities.
•  Continually evaluates and enhances the internal audit framework and processes.
•  Adheres to the corporate records management policies, procedures and guidelines, including the approved records retention schedule.  Maintains records using approved corporate tools, and stays abreast with required training.
•  Participates in developing the annual internal audit risk assessment and audit plan.
•  Attends business meetings, and collaborates with ISO colleagues to develop "best practices" policies and procedures, and to identify and resolve issues to help create a flexible and efficient organization.
•  Adheres to and supports the Core Values of the ISO, as well as the safety policies and programs of the ISO.
•  May perform related duties and activities as assigned.

What We're Looking For:
Level of Education and Discipline:
•  A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Master Degree preferred.
Amount of Experience:
•  Equivalent years of education and training, plus five (5) or more years related experience.

•  NERC System Operator Certification required, or required to obtain Certification within 24 months of receiving position. Certified Internal Auditor or related designation a plus.
Type of Experience:
•  Knowledge of electrical systems, system operations, associated process and procedures, and the NERC and WECC Reliability Standards as they relate to reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System. Experience with audits, sensitive investigations or conflict management a plus. Experience in quality assurance, root cause analysis, or project management is desirable.

Additional Skills and Abilities: Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as facilitator and team member. Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication and documentation skills required, with a demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to use deductive reasoning and analytical thinking with sound judgement and decision-making skills. Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are also essential. Must be self-starting and willing and able to work independently in a dynamic corporate organization under pressure of tight deadlines and aggressive expectations. Self-motivated, problem solving skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority.