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Business Continuity Planners - 13-1199.04

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Business Continuity Administrator
  • Business Continuity Analyst
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management Director
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consultant
  • Business Continuity Consultant
  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Business Continuity Planning Manager
  • Business Continuity Professional
  • Enterprise Resiliency Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on analytical techniques.
  • Analyze budgetary or accounting data.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with organizational emergencies.
  • Develop training materials.
  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine impact on organizational activities.
  • Gather organizational performance information.
  • Identify strategic business investment opportunities.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare research reports.
  • Train personnel in organizational or compliance procedures.
  • Update professional knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Liaison Officer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Air Liaison Officer, ASOC (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Civil Affairs (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Civil Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Civil Affairs Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Civil Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs Specialist (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Civil Affairs, Designated (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Command and Control (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Disaster Preparedness Operations and Training Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Disaster Preparedness Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Warfare Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Force - Maritime Civil Affairs (MCA) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Force - Maritime Civil Affairs (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Force Development (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Individual Augmentee/In Lieu Of (IA/ILO) Training for Civil Affairs (CA)/Provincial Reconstruction (Navy - Enlisted)
  • GWOT IA/ILO Training for Civil Affairs/Provincial Reconstruction (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Government (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Planning and Programming (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Readiness (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Red Team Member (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Strategist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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