Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management

Company Name: Bonneville Power Administration
Phone Number: (503) 230-4325
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97232
Job Title: Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: December 9, 2016
Salary: $161,903 – $185,100
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Job Title: Executive Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management

Hiring Organization: Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number: DOE-BPA-16-12263-ES

SALARY RANGE: $161,903 – $185,100
OPEN PERIOD: Friday December 9 – Monday January 9
WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all US Citizens.


The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal power marketing administration (PMA) that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams and one nuclear plant, providing about one-third of the electricity used in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operates three-fourths of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid and manages one of the largest fish and wildlife restoration programs in the world. Altogether, BPA is a $4 billion per year enterprise that recovers its operating costs and capital investments in power and transmission assets through the sale of power and transmission products that are priced to recover all associated costs. BPA headquarters is in Portland, Oregon.

BPA’s compliance landscape continues to expand at a rapid pace reflecting the need for a consistent and holistic cross-organizational approach to compliance, governance, and risk management activities. In this light, BPA has established a new Compliance, Audit, and Risk Management organization. BPA is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who possesses BPA’s core values of safety, trustworthy stewardship, collaborative relationships, and operational excellence to lead this cross-functional organization. The selected candidate will provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight of the people, business processes, and systems that enable and maintain BPA’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other standards or requirements. In this position, you will be responsible for establishing and implementing BPA-wide compliance and governance strategies, policies, programs, and systems that integrate, strengthen, and promote compliance and governance across BPA’s business lines. This responsibility includes overseeing:

  • A comprehensive internal audit program that evaluates the overall effectiveness of major BPA programs;
  • BPA’s Enterprise Risk Management and Transacting and Credit Risk Management programs;
  • Governance functions related to Internal Controls and the implementation of Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circular A-123, Purchasing & Property, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Compliance;
  • Electric utility regulatory compliance programs to ensure compliance with FERC Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) requirements;
  • Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity; and
  • Ethics and Business Conduct.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentive of up to 25% of annual salary and/or Moving expenses (PCS) may be paid in accordance with federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate determined upon selection.


Experience Required:


As the EVP, Compliance and Risk Management, you will:

  • Provide executive leadership and oversight of BPA-wide compliance and governance vision, strategies, and policies to integrate, strengthen, and promote compliance and governance across BPA’s business lines.
  • Lead the development and implementation of policies, processes, and systems to ensure that BPA’s business interests are pursued in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other requirements and managed with prudent level of risk tolerance.
  • Provide executive leadership and collaborate with other BPA executives to ensure consistent implementation of internal compliance and governance policies and standards.
  • Oversee the formulation of program objectives and the evaluation of performance for Internal Audit, Risk Management, Governance, Civil Rights & EEO, and Freedom of Information Act programs to align with, support, and achieve BPA’s mission and strategic business objectives.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment, and management of compliance risks driven by legislation, regulation, customer requirements, and industry trends.
  • Provide authoritative compliance and governance advice and guidance to BPA’s Executive Committee and chair BPA’s Audit & Internal Controls Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
  • Monitor and evaluate BPA’s operational and administrative policies, systems, and programs to assure compliance with applicable regulations, management controls, and reporting requirements.
  • Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships with business line executives and program managers to support the achievement of business and operational objectives in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and other requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Administrative Officer to promote and strengthen internal management controls, processes, and practices across BPA.
  • Consult with BPA’s General Counsel to ensure compliance with legal obligations and as needed, to resolve difficult or ambiguous legal compliance issues.
  • Serve as a member of the BPA Executive Leadership Team in setting BPA strategic direction, establishing necessary BPA policy and guidelines, and evaluating the adequacy of results achieved in light of changing circumstances.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of BPA’s Standards of Conduct to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees.
  • Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep BPA’s Executive Committee and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance and governance efforts.
  • Maintain continuing relationships with officials of other Federal agencies; officials of state and local governments; privately and publicly owned utilities; major manufacturers; professional groups; research and development organizations; Indian Tribes; and Congressional delegations and committees and others on all matters related to supporting BPA’s commercial and public obligations.
  • Ensure that internal and external communications accurately portray and effectively promote BPA’s policies and objectives.
  • Determine and allocate necessary organizational resources, including staff and funds, and be responsible within the organization for their effective and efficient utilization in support of BPA’s goals and targets.
  • Provide understanding, support, and leadership in administering the BPA EEO program for all applicants and employees. Ensure fair and equitable treatment for all employees in personnel policies and practices including recruitment, selection, placement, counseling, training, career development, promotion, and adverse action.



This is a career position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), his/her Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.

  • An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
  • A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
  • Selected candidate must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • The selected candidate will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
  • Applicants must provide a resume and a separate narrative addressing each Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) in order to be considered for this vacancy. See the vacancy announcement for details and instructions.
How to Apply:

NOTE:  Please refer to the complete vacancy announcement at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459037700 to view additional requirements, qualification requirements, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on 01/09/2017.

Posting End Date: January 8, 2017