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Business Continuity Planners

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

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 emergency management plans for recovery decision making and communications, continuity of critical departmental processes, or temporary shut-down of non-critical departments to ensure continuity of operation and governance.
  • Develop disaster recovery plans for physical locations with critical assets, such as data centers.
  • Test documented disaster recovery strategies and plans.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Business continuity software
  • Strategic BCP ResilienceONE
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
Project management software
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$70,010
$38,050
$120,460
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