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Southern Company Strategic Security Analyst - Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) in Atlanta, Georgia

Strategic Security Analyst - Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)


This Strategic Security Analyst is responsible for implementing Georgia Power's access control, physical and electronic security program standards as well as on-going implementation of new and evolving access control strategy and electronic security initiatives, compliance, practice and policy. This team member will develop and implement security solutions in a collaborative and innovative manner that supports the evolving needs of the business. The Strategic Security Analyst will serve as a subject matter expert on federal security regulations and physical security operations designed to ensure compliance with current and evolving regulatory security standards, evolving threats and Company operations. Scope of work will primarily exist inside Georgia but could extend elsewhere depending on Southern Company operations and interests. This team member will be held accountable to ensure timely, impactful and consistent collaboration with functional teams throughout Southern Company, key business units, internal and external stakeholders in support of an enterprise approach to compliance with federal security standards, security risk forecasting and analysis and security risk management programs. This position will maintain knowledge of the changing dynamics of physical / electronic and related cyber security initiatives and methodologies in the industry. While this position is posted in the compliance and operations section of Corporate Security, successful candidates should have the willingness and ability to work successfully across all functions of Corporate Security’s scope of operations as needed. That includes assisting with and/or leading investigations as assigned, initiating armed response to workplace violence threats and emergency storm response.



  • Bachelor's Degree in IT / Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Business or a related field preferred. Advanced degrees and/or relevant certifications desired (i.e. CPP, PSP, CFE, CISSP).

  • Experience and knowledge of the NERC CIP Standards, specifically CIP-003 through CIP-009 and CIP-014 or a demonstrated track record of ability to comprehend and advise on compliance with complex and evolving regulations and strong project management skills helpful

  • Ability to set priorities in a dynamic environment and to work well with minimal supervision as an individual contributor as well as in teams and effectively manage stress essential

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills essential (Ability to effectively communicate peer to peer, up and down chains of command, across business unit and operating company lines; Excellent oral and written presentation skills; Ability to present technical information to both technical/non-technical audiences; Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills); Problem solver - Able to build trust, consider others' perspectives, maintain engagement and communicate candidly and effectively in a timely manner; Good conflict resolution / collaboration and negotiation skills

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Experience with / ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data, generate reports, present information, manage, update policies and procedures, trustworthiness with confidential information and operational security (OPSEC)

  • Establish and maintain resilient relationships with peers, supervision, key stakeholders, as well as Federal, State, and local law enforcement, and global security peers.

  • Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation, physical and psychological evaluation and qualify for licensing by the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies (must obtain licensing within a specified time period following employment), and successfully qualify with a semi-automatic handgun and shotgun on the Georgia Power Corporate Security firearms course.

  • Ability and willingness to respond immediately alone or as part of a Corporate Security team in an armed capacity (company issued firearms) to and using necessary force to neutralize threats to the life of self or others in life threatening situations such as an active shooter event.

  • Willingness and ability to work successfully in an environment characterized by frequently shifting demands and work reprioritization, irregular hours, on-call duty, emergency storm restoration support, in state and out of state travel (sometimes over extended periods of time and with short notice); in professional office settings as well as field operations environments, all manner of weather and terrain, remote, isolated and sometimes potentially dangerous environments (prone to criminal activity, temporary civil unrest, hazardous weather / terrain, uncertain or rapidly shifting conditions). The successful candidate must realize that Corporate Security is a 24/7 business 365 days a year. Corporate Security team members have to be accessible by electronic communications at all times unless prior arrangements have been made or temporary circumstances delay accessibility.

  • Project management - Able to produce sustainable, resilient, timely results that solve business needs in a fast-paced environment driven by deadlines; Able to adapt quickly to changing demands and reprioritize as necessary; Ability to innovate and collaborate effectively in diverse teams across business units and operating company lines and use appropriate discretion concerning confidential / sensitive information

  • Able to analyze trends, vulnerabilities and risks and conduct benchmarking analysis in a security threat spectrum context

  • Disciplined contractor / vendor relationship management skills

  • Life-long learner, continuous desire to acquire new knowledge, especially in current and evolving technologies

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical and psychological assessment, ability to become licensed by the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies as an in-house private detective


  • Operate an established web-based, real-time database to receive, assign and track "Electronic Security Requests" needs from business unit customers, to include real-time tracking of data points such as date requests were received, from whom requests were received, account / budget to which work will be charged; contractor to whom work was assigned, dates work was assigned and completed, estimated vs. actual cost of work, explanations for over-runs and analysis of contractor key performance indicators

  • Implement and maintain processes and procedures for the physical access control system, physical / electronic security program (C*Cure, PassagePoint, other future physical access control / visitor management systems or components); closed circuit television systems, intrusion / duress detection systems, ground radar systems, biometrics and other current or future electronic security systems

  • Coordinate the process of updating, monitoring and providing real-time feedback based on key performance indicators for Corporate Security contractors and vendors, to include working closely with Supply Chain Management on Request for Proposals and ensuring compliance with contract terms and conditions

  • Develop and maintain effective, resilient relationships with system operating companies, Generation, Power Delivery, Customer Service Organization, Energy Management Systems, Operations Compliance, etc.) to ensure timely and strategic collaboration, innovation and sharing of best practices

  • As assigned, lead other projects with dependencies and interdependencies on Corporate Security

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Security

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007037

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