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Business Continuity Planners

Also called: Business Continuity and Crisis Management Director, Business Continuity Coordinator, Business Continuity Manager, Business Continuity Analyst

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What they do:
Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop disaster recovery plans for physical locations with critical assets such as data centers.
  • Test documented disaster recovery strategies and plans.
  • Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or information systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and resource requirements.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Business continuity software
  • CA Clarity PPM
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$65,120
per year, on average
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