Business Continuity Planners

Occupation Information table
Overview: 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.
Duties: 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. Review existing disaster recovery, crisis management, or business continuity plans. Create scenarios to reestablish operations from various types of business disruptions. Establish, maintain, or test call trees to ensure appropriate communication during disaster.
Degree(s): A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook:
Starting Salary: The mean salary for business continuity planners is $80,220.
Growth: Growth
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.