Mission Assurance Continuity Specialist (Business Continuity Planner) - Mid/Experienced Level (MD)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 1, 2022
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The Business Continuity Planner supports this mission by managing, planning, and administering Continuity of Government (COG) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) programs, and providing workable solutions for the actions and issues related to localized acts of nature, accidents, technological emergencies, and military or terrorist attack-related incidents that cause initial mission degradation. Description of the Position Business Continuity Planners play a vital role at NSA, as they: - Ensure mission assurance policies are applied to all strategies, planning, investments, and operations. - Prescribe, adopt, and maintain assurance standards and practices for all NSA/CSS architecture, infrastructure, facilities, systems, training, and operations. - Plan to sustain the organization's mission and functions before, during and following disruptions. - Assist in planning and preparing COOP plans down to the lowest level necessary. - Coordinate with customers, suppliers, vendors, and partners to ensure the COOP plans are complete and coherent and integrated with facilities and information technology contingency plan. - Implement, test, and exercise procedures to determine, validate, and sustain the viability of all COOP plans and call list procedures. - When appropriate, follow defined guidelines within an established framework of clearly defined procedures and select which standard procedures are most applicable to specific circumstances. - Work in environments where guidelines require synthesis of data and application of general principles both in the field and from related fields and apply broad precedents to make work decisions.
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), problem-solving skills, and is: - customer service & requirements oriented - accountable - adaptable - detail-oriented - able to create formal networks internally and externally among the IC - able to perform highly complex and ambiguous assignments - able to work effectively in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - able to serve a point of contact for a functional area or organization.
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
Do you have relevant work experience that includes research, analyses, writing/editing, business/administrative work or managing people of projects? NSA has numerous positions such as Staff Officers, Enabling Support Specialists and Program/Project Directors.
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