Position title
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Specialist
Description

The Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Specialist plays a crucial role in developing, implementing, and maintaining strategies to ensure the organization's resilience in the face of potential disruptions. This position involves creating and managing comprehensive plans to minimize the impact of disasters, emergencies, or unforeseen events on business operations. 

Responsibilities

Plan Development: 

  • Design, develop, and maintain comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans. 
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify critical business functions and establish recovery time objectives.  

Risk Assessment: 

  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities to business operations. 
  • Evaluate the impact of disruptions and prioritize risk mitigation strategies. 

 Testing and Validation: 

  • Regularly test and validate business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure effectiveness. 
  • Analyze test results and update plans accordingly to address any identified gaps. 

Training and Awareness: 

  • Provide training sessions to employees on business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. 
  • Foster a culture of preparedness and awareness throughout the organization. 

Incident Response: 

  • Develop and implement incident response procedures to address immediate threats and minimize downtime. 
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams during actual incidents to ensure a swift and effective response. 

 Documentation and Reporting: 

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery plans. 
  • Generate regular reports for leadership, highlighting key metrics, test results, and improvements. 

Compliance: 

  • Stay abreast of relevant regulations and standards related to business continuity and disaster recovery. 
  • Ensure that the organization's plans align with industry best practices and compliance requirements. 

Key Competencies: 

  • Strategic Thinking 
  • Attention to Detail 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Project Management 
  • Crisis Management 
  • Team Collaboration 
  • Adaptability 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, or a related field. 
  • Proven experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, or a related field. 
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards (e.g., ISO 22301). 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Certification in business continuity or disaster recovery (e.g., CBCP) is a plus. 

 

Industry
IT Services and IT Consulting
Job Location
Remote work possible
Date posted
June 3, 2024
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