May 19, 2020

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planner - Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. The Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 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 and Disaster Recovery 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.

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.

Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a relevant subject matter (e.g., Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, Continuity Planning, and Emergency Management) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in Information Systems Contingency Planning (ISCP), disaster recovery, risk assessment/management, business continuity, emergency management, infrastructure protection, mission assurance, and/or continuity planning. IC/DoD experience in a related field will be considered. FEMA Certified Continuity Practitioner Level 1 or 2 (or private equivalent- DRII) is preferred. Salary Range: $142,701 - $170,800 (Expert) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a relevant subject matter (e.g., Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, Continuity Planning, and Emergency Management) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in risk assessment/management, business continuity, mission assurance, and/or continuity planning. NSA experience in a related field will be considered. FEMA Certified Continuity Practitioner Level 1 or 2 (or private equivalent) is preferred.

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).