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Business Continuity Analyst

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Job ID: 32722
Department: Office of Emergency Management
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the selected candidate will be responsible for directing a comprehensive Agency-wide Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations program, and establishing related policies and practices. 

 

Work with business continuity program staff to develop annual planning programs and schedules, as well as long-term strategic plans for increasing business continuity preparedness and response efforts. Engage in efforts around the entire Business Continuity life cycle, ensure that the business continuity program meets program deliverables, and specifically the annual performance metric set by the Office of the Chief Security Officer. 

 

Act as an advocate for business continuity services across the Agency, communicating with general staff and leadership to promote participation in the planning process, exercise program, emergency notification efforts and other business continuity deliverables. 

 

Guide the Agency’s Continuity Response Teams in best practices and federal regulation as related to business continuity, keep them informed of program developments, and encourage and promote business continuity efforts within their departments and facilities.  

 

Promote planning efforts that identify essential business functions, critical staff, processes and resources and ensure these concepts are captured in department and facility plans.  Promote and advance the Corporate Business Continuity Plan and encourage its implementation agency-wide. 

 

Provide a vital link between agency emergency operations and business continuity.  The rapid resumption of the Port Authority business lines following a disruption is a critical assignment for this position. As part of the incident command structure, the position will coordinate business continuity activities to guide recovery and reconstitution of business operations both during and after crisis events.  The candidate will be required to participate in activities at OEM’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The Business Continuity Analyst will be assigned other tasks and responsibilities at the direction of the Director, Office of Emergency Management.

Build on existing internal and external dependencies to create stronger cooperation and communication across critical business operations. 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with educational major in emergency management, public administration, business administration, business continuity or all-hazards disaster planning.Graduates from at least a four-year degree program with majors in other studies will be considered if they have completed supplemental education and rigorous training through a recognized and established emergency management or public or business program.

  • Must have previous experience in business continuity or emergency management and demonstrated ability to effectively handle emergency and high-pressured situations.

  • Must possess a valid driver-license.

  • The selected candidate will be subject to a police background check.

     

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Applicant must be capable of performing work in the field and available to working nights and weekends as required.

  • Applicant must be available to work extended tours during crisis situations as a field responder or as a staff member in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center.

  • Strong ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders internally and externally of the PA in promoting, developing, reviewing, benchmarking and implementing business continuity/continuity of operations policy plans and procedures.

  • Strong ability to conduct research and analyze information to glean meaning and level of detail.

  • Demonstrated project/program management skills and the ability to organize, facilitate, negotiate and build consensus to achieve project/program objectives.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including interacting with and providing guidance to senior-level management.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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