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Kforce Business Continuity Planner in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Kforce has a client seeking a Business Continuity Planner for a six month contract to assist a large IT organization to create their business continuity plans in Maryland Heights, MO.Responsibilities: * Perform Business Impact Analysis at the Expert level for IT's business units to identify and document risks for business disruption * Develop and refresh business continuity/recovery plans, providing support in the event of business disruptions by managing communication and coordination * Develop and lead business continuity plan exercises at the departmental level, documenting lessons learned and ensuring discovered plan gap closure * Assist team members with complex issues and questions * Conduct complex business impact analyses of business units, complete interviews, providing analysis of potential business disruptions, and identifying risks and single points of failure * Review overall risk rankings and recovery time and point objective timelines and make recommendations for changes * Conduct complex business continuity/recovery plans (new and refresh), helping business units prepare for recovering from a disruption * Make recommendations for modifications to template * Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key business representatives, helping to develop their knowledge and ability to efficiently respond to a business disruption, and to identify and proactively address potential risks * Act as a trusted partner for Plan Presidents and Department Heads * Develop and conduct incident response exercises with the business units * Review plan gaps discovered and follow up until resolved * Develop and track program metrics (as developed) to show activities and progress * Lead with the configuring and maintaining business continuity and crisis management tools; Support team members with their work as needed * Provide support in the event of a business disruption to manage the response coordination and communications * Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or related field * One of the following certifications is preferred: ABCP, CBCP, MBCP * 5 years of business continuity planning, crisis management, disaster recovery experience Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours