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Business Continuity Planner - Critical Infrastructure

Business Continuity Planner - Critical Infrastructure

Job Location 
US-MO-Saint Louis
Security Clearance 
Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI)

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Eagle Ray, Inc. is looking for a Business Continuity Planner to support the NGA Operation Center (NOC) Mission Assurance Division.  Planners report directly to their assigned Components and support their Components, and the MA Division, in maintaining the NGA situational awareness and ability to trigger contingency plans. The outcome of Business Continuity Planning shall be to ensure sustainment and delivery of MA programs that supports and enhances NGA resilience embedded in select Components.


  • Develop the Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) assigning contract resources with metrics that deliver and sustain an integrated Mission Assurance program complying with all National, Executive, DoD and IC directed program elements.
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategic management plan, linked to compliance with National, DoD, ODNI, IC, NSG and NGA requirements and metrics, in support of selected assigned Component and reporting to the NOC MA Division.
  • Identify all Component compliance elements within National, Executive, Federal, DoD, IC, and other applicable government statutes, directives and regulations, and provide insight into government and industry "best practices" / industry standards governing mission assurance, continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery, and defense critical infrastructure protection pla1111ing. Requirements include:
    • Support Agency and External Annual Continuity Assessment required by Presidential, Executive, Federal, DoD and IC documents.
  • Establish and maintain a foundational level continuity process based on federal guidance and best practices. The foundation program must include an auditing process that spans daily operational status, enterprise management, periodic formal plan audits, and test, training and exercises inclusive of corrective action plans. The foundation program must include support and advice to Component planners as they develop or maintain Essential Function Plans.
  • Maintain a Component process-oriented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to include a monthly Current Program Assessment (currently known as the Monthly Metrics) reflecting individual Component status of program strength and review and leadership support to continuity planning, an Agency aggregate metric, and crisis management organization-focused metrics. Requirements include:
    • Create, maintain and continuously evaluate and improve Standard Operating Procedure.
    • Maintain, update, and report periodic metrics as required to the Government.  This spans the full range of metrics from internal NGA through National Continuity Programs.
    • Assess the readiness response, internal and external compliance, and continuity program at the division, Key Component, and Agency level. Key Component Readiness Metrics are reported to ensure Key Component continuity programs are successful and that all requirements are met.
  • Develop and maintain continuity program documentation. Requirements include:
    • NGA implementing publications supporting National, DoD and ODNI policy, plans and procedures.
    • In compliance with agency Records Management planning requirements, develop file management plan, archiving process and oversight in coordination with Government.
    • Develop or create reports supporting internal and external assessments, briefings and reports typically include, internal audits, and FEMA or, Defense and IC assessments.
  • Support NOC MA Division in developing Component-level support to the Continuity test, training and exercise (TT&E) program supporting and validating the foundational level continuity process (discussed previously), standing plans and procedures; integrated and complementary with the NGA EM programs, and supporting deployed operations and ultimately the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) operations and continuity of operations. Requirements include:
    • Document the execution and results of the exercise program; identify lessons learned; and develop and monitor a timely and effective corrective action plan through incorporation into plans and procedures for future TT&E validation. This documentation must culminate in an ability to support performance measurement up to and including DoD and ODNI in support of any nationally mandated performance management direction.
  • Develop and maintain Component Business Continuity Plans (updated as required, reviewed annually, and re-issued bi-annually per federal requirements) incorporating NSG Functional Management as it applies to continuity of NSG operations and inclusive of NGA support to National Continuity Policy, National Implementation Plan and applicable persistent threat and emerging event directives (e.g., NSSE planning documents).
  • Develop and maintain scenario-specific MA Plans as part of the NGA COOP Plan, in support of National Preparedness Policy, National Preparedness Scenarios, or NSG/NGA-specific risk assessments.
  • Support NOC Mission Assurance Division COOP Readiness monitoring and reporting project. Requirements typically include providing the continuity of operations readiness report as required.
  • Support NOC Mission Assurance Division in developing, maintaining, monitoring, reporting and training as necessary an Agency/NSG-focused Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP) per applicable directives complementing other required efforts and activities such as force protection; anti-terrorism; information assurance; continuity of operations; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high explosive defense; readiness and installation preparedness contributing to mission assurance. Integrate Critical Infrastructure Program requirements into Continuity Plam1ing. The goal is to ensure that NGA critical infrastructure is available when required. Contribute to the improvement of the NGA DCIP program by:
    • Provide recommendations for NGA input to the Annual DoD Intelligence Sector DCIP assessment.
    • Update the NGA Annual Task Critical Asset (TCA) list.
    • Document relevant assessments including inter- and intra- dependencies.
    • Provide risk-decision documentation for all NGA Defense Critical Infrastructure, including a risk reduction plan communicated to appropriate DoD Components.
    • Coordinate risk mitigation activities, specifically the documentation of Program of Action and Milestones (POAM) from within their assigned Component.
    • Provide DCIP and NGA Critical Infrastructure considerations, impacts of loss, response as required by external directive into Mission Assurance exercises and tasking.
  • Support NOC Mission Assurance Division in developing, maintaining, monitoring, and improving COOP Readiness and provide a means of displaying for NGA, NSG, and National leadership relevant Continuity of Operations Readiness Metrics and status. Requirements typically include development and maintenance of the COOP Readiness rep01iing metrics.
  • Provide assistance at NGA Alternate Site locations. Requirements include: conducting facility tours to NGA Leadership; facilitating all alternate site TT&E requirements; and ensuring all COOP requirements are met during a contingency event.



  • TS/SCI clearance,

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7-10 years of experience, or equivalent experience within related field,

  • Experience in three or more areas of Continuity of Government, Continuity of Operations, Information Technology Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning, Crisis Management, Information Security/Operations, Continuity Strategic Planning and Policy, Enterprise Risk Management, and participation in national level homeland security or continuity of operations exercises.
  • Must obtain a FEMA Level 1 Professional (PCP) certification from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) for continuity planning within 180 days.
  • Demonstrated Critical Infrastructure Program experinece, preferably within the Intelligence Community (IC) sector.
  • Demonstrated program and project manager skills.


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