Business Continuity Specialist

Information Technology Arlington, Virginia Job ID: 2017-501


Description

About the Job

 STG is seeking an experienced and talented Business Continuity Specialist (Planning) to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Services Cybersecurity Program.  This position is located in Falls Church, Virginia.  The Preparedness Planning, Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Team is responsible for develop CISO’s capability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any event that disrupts, or threatens to disrupt, normal operations.  The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of broad Business Continuity experience, ideally in the Information Technology field.

 Key Responsibilities 

  • Maintain Functional Continuity Plans and location specific Business Continuity Plans in accordance with USPS standards.
  • Coordinate the review, maintenance and testing of product and department Business Continuity Plans, working with business owners to ensure these plans remain valid and fit for purpose.
  • Conduct regular functional assessments with teams and business owners to quantify Business Continuity requirements and identify required Business Continuity Plans enhancements.
  • Coordinate the review, maintenance and testing of technology Disaster Recovery Plans for core infrastructure services, working with IT technicians and Infrastructure management to ensure these plans remain valid.
  • Develop the emergency communications system used by CISO and ensure that all staff are appropriately covered by this system. Conduct regular testing to validate the effectiveness of this system.
  • Work with functional partners to manage incidents that affect or may affect business operations.
  • Promote awareness of Business Continuity policy, standards, plans, processes and arrangements.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Management Information Systems, or related field.
  • 1-2 years of Technical Writing experience
  • 3-5 years of Business Continuity experience
  • One or more of the following: CompTIA Security+, Certified Business Continuity Manager (CBCM), Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (C/DRE) Certification of the BCI (CBCI), or Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)