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Compliance Specialist

Company: Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Location: North Fort Myers
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Compliance Specialist


Risk & Compliance

Job Location

4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers, FL

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JOB TITLE: Compliance Specialist

Location: North Fort Myers, Florida

Work hours: Mon thru Fri; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

LCEC provides reliable, cost-competitive electricity to more than 224,000 customers throughout a five county service territory located in Southwest Florida. We employ approximately 400 skilled employees and are one of more than 750 electric distribution cooperatives located throughout the United States. LCEC has been recognized locally and statewide as an industry leader and continually receives acknowledgment for the work that our employees do in the community along with other civic, environmental and professional honors.

We are searching for a Compliance Specialist to join our Compliance Department located in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Position Summary: To assist the Manager Compliance and Division Directors to manage and coordinate LCEC's internal and external compliance activities to embed a culture of compliance. Provide guidance and training in addition to overseeing the refinement and/ or development of business controls which satisfy regulations and support business initiatives.

Position Responsibilities:

* Lead and update compliance program documents to ensure the organization adheres to applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, including but not limited to NERC, FERC, HIPPA, and PCI. * Lead identifying compliance audit requirements; develop audit protocols, conduct independent compliance mock audits; recommend performance improvement or compliance opportunities and follow-up to establish improvements. * Lead the development and review of processes, policies, and procedures and/or recommend and implement changes. * Communicate new and/ or revised compliance documentation to Divisions as needed. * Develop and deliver presentations and recurring training on regulatory compliance, to include policies, techniques and processes. * Perform benchmarking/best practices research. * Conduct risk, process and controls analysis to include identification, design and documentation * Respond to internal and external inquiries as subject matter expert. * Lead the drafting, reporting, and/or responses to regulatory agencies, Chief Risk/Compliance Officer and Executive Management Team. * Conduct datamining/data analysis. * Conduct regulatory/compliance trending and forecasting. * Maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, leadership, and external agencies and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, Business, Finance, Risk Management, or closely related field * 5 to 7 years of compliance and/or audit experience * Working knowledge of project management methodologies * Expert knowledge of electrical utilities standards and regulations * Expert level knowledge of NERC and FERC standards and requirements * Professional level datamining/data analysis * Professional level knowledge of internal controls and application of same * Strong research, analytical and investigative skills * Exceptional process development abilities * Exceptional verbal and written communication and documentation abilities * Ability to apply regulatory requirements to business processes while enabling business efficiency * Able to work with information of a confidential nature with the highest integrity

Desired Qualifications:

* At least seven (7) years prior experience leading compliance programs in one (1) of the following areas: Regulatory Compliance, Business Processes or Legal/ Transactional * Project Management Experience * Prior experience in the power distribution industry

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

* Physical Demands: May be required to sit for extended periods of time at a desk/computer terminal. Able to view computer monitor from a reasonable distance. * Work Environment: Air-Conditioned office, computer room.

Please note that at the time a candidate is made a job offer, the candidate will be subject to a background check and a drug screening.

Keywords: Lee County Electric Cooperative, Inc., North Fort Myers , Compliance Specialist, Other , North Fort Myers, Florida

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