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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.

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

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $65,930/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $31.70/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 34,130
    • Yearly Projected Openings 3,400
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Persistence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Personal computers
    • Network attached storage NAS device
    • Desktop computers
    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Project management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Document management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Business intelligence and data analysis software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.