Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Planner Experienced Level

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Posted by: National Security Agency on Jun 12, 2019


Fort Meade, MD

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.

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
-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.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
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).

Mandatory Qualification Reqs:
Salary Range: $137,849 - $166,500 (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.

For this position the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certification is required.

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.

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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DCIPS Disclaimer:
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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About National Security Agency

As a member of the military, you understand the importance of a mission. Much like you, the workforce at the National Security Agency (NSA) is proud and patriotic, and knows the importance of keeping the nation safe. If you are dedicated and mission-oriented, NSA has exciting career opportunities that fit your military training: • Intelligence Analysis • Intelligence Collection • Foreign Language Analysis • Computer Science • Cyber • Engineering and Physical Sciences • Mathematical Sciences • Business, Accounting and Budget • Inspection, Investigation and Compliance • Law and Legal Services • Medical and Occupational Health • Security and Law Enforcement • Human Resources • Education and Training • General Administrative Support • Communication and Public Affairs • Infrastructure and Logistics • Paid Internships, Scholarships and Co-Op Apply today.

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