Business Continuity Planners
SOC: 13-1199.04

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
998,000 employed

Projected (2024):
1,046,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Continuity Analyst
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management Director
  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Business Continuity Director
  • Business Continuity Global Director
  • Business Continuity Management Director
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Continuity Planning Director
  • Business Continuity Specialist
  • Business Continuity Strategy Director
  • Disaster Recovery Analyst
  • IT Disaster Recovery Manager (Information Technology Disaster Recovery Manager)
  • IT Service Continuity Supervisor (Information Technology Service Continuity Supervisor)
  • Operational Risk Analyst
  • Risk Assessment Analyst
  • Transaction Manager


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Write reports to summarize testing activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Maintain and update organization information technology applications and network systems blueprints.
  • Interpret government regulations and applicable codes to ensure compliance.
  • Identify individual or transaction targets to direct intelligence collection.
  • Establish, maintain, or test call trees to ensure appropriate communication during disaster.
  • Design or implement products and services to mitigate risk or facilitate use of technology-based tools and methods.
  • Create business continuity and disaster recovery budgets.
  • Create or administer training and awareness presentations or materials.
  • Attend professional meetings, read literature, and participate in training or other educational offerings to keep abreast of new developments and technologies related to disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Test documented disaster recovery strategies and plans.
  • Review existing disaster recovery, crisis management, or business continuity plans.
  • Recommend or implement methods to monitor, evaluate, or enable resolution of safety, operations, or compliance interruptions.
  • Prepare reports summarizing operational results, financial performance, or accomplishments of specified objectives, goals, or plans.
  • Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or information systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and resource requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives.
  • Develop disaster recovery plans for physical locations with critical assets such as data centers.
  • Create scenarios to re-establish operations from various types of business disruptions.
  • Conduct or oversee contingency plan integration and operation.
  • 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.
  • Conduct or oversee collection of corporate intelligence to avoid fraud, financial crime, cyber-attack, terrorism, and infrastructure failure.
  • Analyze corporate intelligence data to identify trends, patterns, or warnings indicating threats to security of people, assets, information, or infrastructure.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer server equipment
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Multiline telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Storage area network equipment
  • Tablet computers
  • Teleconferencing systems
  • Actuate software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Business continuity software
  • CA Clarity PPM
  • Computer operating systems
  • COOP Systems myCOOP
  • Data entry software
  • EMC RSA Archer Business Continuity Management
  • Emergency notification system software
  • Enterprise backup systems
  • Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite
  • Local area network LAN software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • MIR3 Intelligent Notification software
  • Oracle software
  • RecoveryPlanner RPX
  • SAP Crystal Solutions Software
  • Strategic BCP ResilienceONE
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Sungard Assurance
  • SunGard NotiFind
  • Virtual Corporation Sustainable Planner
  • Web browser software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800