Business Continuity Planners

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Business Continuity Administrator, Business Continuity Analyst, Business Continuity Consultant, Business Continuity Coordinator

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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 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.



  • management
  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


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



  • 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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Mentimeter
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Virtual Corporation Sustainable Planner


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

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