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Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Specialist

Location : Downtown Loop
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4+ years
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Specialist

 


Description: The Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Specialist will assist the company DR Coordinator in developing, maintaining and implementing company's BC/DR plans according to guidelines, pertinent standards and frameworks, industry best-practices and applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the BC/DR Specialist will also assist in identifying potential business disruptions and developing safeguards for systems, workflows, operations and work spaces.




Duties/Responsibilities:



  • Plan, conduct, and assess semi-annual, in-house computer DR tests.

  • Participate in internal and externally-sponsored tabletop exercises.

  • Collaborate with staff to maintain and update company's BC/DR-related content and materials.

  • Monitor the status of company's existing BC/DR-related contract providers and assist with the negotiation of new contracts when necessary.

  • Assist with the production of internal BC/DR trainings.

  • Ensure company's BC/DR policies and procedures are in compliance with NIST controls.

  • Provide input during system designs or redesigns to foster awareness of appropriate DR Time Objectives and DR Point Objectives.

  • Assist with emergency communications during a crisis.

  • Identify issues and assist with recovery and rebuilds, if necessary.



Required Qualifications :

Requirements:



  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT) or Business

  • Four or more years' experience with corporate or enterprise-level BC/DR planning and coordination

  • Experience with data backup and replication technologies

  • Familiarity with network topology, server configurations, personal computers and database principles

  • Experience developing and maintaining a BC/DR plan, documentation, manuals and reports

  • Working knowledge of Information Security Standards such as NIST Special Publication 800-53 or the Cybersecurity Framework and CIS ™ controls

  • Experience with the NIST SP 800-53 control: Contingency Planning Policy and Procedures or NIST SP 800-34 Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems

  • Certification as a Business Continuity Professional preferred


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