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Contingency Planning / Disaster Recovery Analyst

Job ID 7363
Job Location Rockville - MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Contingency Planning / Disaster Recovery Analyst (Temporary Position) will be responsible for aiding in the creation, implementation, and operation of a number of emergency response programs and activities that include Disaster Recovery (DR), business Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).   This position will perform duties that include emergency response activities such as documenting plans, providing plan awareness, testing and executing plans, and reviewing and recommending technologies to support emergency response.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Helps to develop an Agency Disaster Recovery (DR) Contingency Planning (CP) plan.


Conducts periodic business impact analysis.


Ensures key activities are addressed within Disaster Recovery, IT Contingency, and IT COOP plans.


Establishes and maintaining call lists.


Establishes and maintains recovery tiers for critical systems and applications.


Participates in Agency DR, CP, & OIT COOP Planning activities and meetings.


Assists System Owners with the development of Contingency Plans compliant with NIST SP800-34.  Reviews and updates no less than annually or upon significant change.


Advises Agency stakeholders regarding the documenting and verification of recovery times.


Provides COOP support related to information.


Assists with the development, testing and maintenance of continuity of operations, IT contingency, emergency management and business continuity plans for information systems.


Ensures that the necessary ISCP, DRP, OIT COOP and Test, Training and Exercise (TT&E) policies and procedures are adequately addressed within existing policy and procedure documents.


Provides support in the testing and exercising of select plans. 


Prepares and submits reports that cover lessons learned during testing / reviews of ISCP or DRPs.  Ensures test results are captured in the CTRs. Provides recommendations to improve CP & DRPs.



Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.  Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field of study and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in Contingency Planning / Disaster Recovery (preferably NIST based); or a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in Contingency Planning / Disaster Recovery (preferably NIST based).  Must have at least one (1) year of prior information security experience.





Knowledge and understanding of OMB, FISMA, FIPS and other federal regulations and requirements associated with Information Security

Knowledgeable in preparation of reports, presentations, summaries and analyses

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Problem-solving skills with ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner

Excellent customer service skills with ability to maintain positive working and professional relationships

Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex functional problems that impact the function's success

Ability to be self-directed and proactive in work activities

Ability to skillfully assimilate, analyze and evaluate information and methods

Well organized and detail-oriented with ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities

Ability to work directly with the user community to gather requirements, solve problems, document business processes

Skilled in briefing managers and communicating recommendations

Ability to effectively interact with management and staff at all levels within a multi-level organization

Ability to work independently or in a team environment for the successful achievement of goals



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discount, interest, commission, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interrupt an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram from and deal with several abstract and concrete variable.



Ability to read analyze and interpret common and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publications that conform to prescribed styles and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and / or boards of directors