Continuity Planner


Position Overview: 


MBL Technologies is hiring a Continuity Planner to perform on-site consulting services at our client in Washington, DC.? This position aids in the development, management, and refinement of continuity of operations plans for a large federal organization. This role requires that the individual be familiar with key concepts and strategies supporting continuity of operations, business continuity, test, training and exercises, incident management, and disaster recovery. The Continuity Planner will need to have a working knowledge of these programs and experience employing them within a federal organization, specifically in a continuity and/or emergency management planning support role. 


Required Experience/Skills: 

  • 5 or more years of Continuity of Operations (COOP) and/or Business Continuity experience focused on continuity plan development and maintenance. 

  • Experience developing and conducting a Business Process Analysis/Business Impact Analysis. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of industry business continuity planning and Federal continuity guidance/policies, including ISO - 22301. 

  • Strong demonstrated experience developing and maintaining an organization’s continuity of operations plan (COOP) to include detailed quality assurance and basic graphical design. 

  • Understand the concepts for developing and maintaining business continuity plans for an organization’s lines of business and the ability to coordinate requirements with plan stakeholders. 

  • Demonstrated experience working and interacting with senior and mid-level executives to include providing guidance and consultation services; training; and the facilitation of general working group sessions. 

  • Experience organizing and facilitating meetings such as working groups with mid and senior level executives.? 

  • Experience conducting situation analysis, using critical thinking skills, and developing corresponding reports under time restraints High proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint) to create documents briefings, and leadership reports. 

  • Demonstrated experience developing and presenting quality deliverables for executive level personnel. 

  • Strong technical writing background. 

  • Ability to deploy for emergencies. 


Preferred Experience/Skills: 

  • Experience working at the House of Representatives or other Legislative Branch Organizations. 

  • Experience with developing both discussion and operations-based exercises. 

  • Training development and facilitation skills. 

  • Continuity planning or related certification (ABCP, CBCP, DRCE, etc.) from industry recognized organizations (DRII, FEMA, etc.). 

  • Possess a "can-do" attitude and be committed to working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. 

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS and/or WebEOC. 

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Access, SQL, or similar database tools. 

  • BS/BA degree is preferred (preferably in emergency management, crisis management, or equivalent).? 

  • Ability to obtain and hold a Top Secret Clearance.