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Ethics & Compliance Specialist - Ethics & Compliance

Posted Mar 16
Full Time
RemoteAkron, Ohio



This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is dedicated integrity, safety, reliability, and operational excellence.  Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy Corp. includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems with more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity 

The position can be located in OH, PA, NJ, MD or WV, with travel as needed.

The Ethics & Compliance Specialist - Investigations focus on E&C investigations. The Ethics & Compliance (E&C) investigations team manages E&C investigations and works with stakeholders throughout the organization to conduct thorough and timely investigations while overseeing and continuously improving the investigation processes and data. 

The Ethics & Compliance (E&C) group works to strengthen the company's ethics and compliance profile for FirstEnergy's operating companies. The team interacts with various functions to promote trust and respect, manage ethics and compliance risks, promote ethical business conduct, develop policies, procedures and investigations, coordinates training, and manages ethics and compliance communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting day-to-day Investigations initiatives and continuous improvement
  • Supporting the development and build-out of the Ethics & Compliance Investigations program
  • Documenting investigations policies and procedures
  • Maintaining investigations policies and procedures
  • Supporting and conducting time-sensitive, complex investigations of irregularities, fraud, corruption, and/or other violations of the Code of Conduct, company policies, or the law
  • Supporting and conducting investigations triggered by reported concerns and complaints from internal and external parties
  • Developing and executing procedures, collecting data, reviewing patterns and anomalies, and compiling gathered information at the direction of the Investigations Manager. 
  • Managing storage and maintenance of investigation case data according to the established framework l
  • Engaging with business unit management to communicate relevant review findings to promote adherence to processes and procedures
  • Contributing to reports on investigation findings and regular status reports for leadership
  • Working with Legal, Assurance, and other functions to ensure understanding of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and risk

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Criminal Justic, Law, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related discipline is required
  • Minimum 4 to 7 years relevant work experience is required. Relevant work experience includes work in compliance & ethics, conduct and/or management of investigations or similar expertise. 
  • Able to develop and implement process improvements and efficiencies
  • Superior interpersonal, written, verbal, and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of ethical practices and standards within Utilities or Electricity sector
  • Strong investigative and analytical skills
  • Able to build relationships and credibility across the organization
  • Pragmatic with strong problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Team player with a collaborative attitude with the capacity to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment 

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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