The Principal Agency-level Business Continuity Planner ensures the sustainment and delivery of a Mission Assurance (MA) program that supports and enhances NGA resilience. Core tasks of Continuity Planning include: Continuity of Operations (COOP), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR), IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR), and Mission and Operational Risk Management as directed or outlined in National, DoD, or IC policy.
- Develop the Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms) and performance-based metrics that deliver and sustain an integrated MA program that complies 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, IC, National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG), and NGA requirements and metrics that support Continuity of Operations and integrated BC execution, Defense CIP, and risk management.
- Identify all NGA compliance elements within National, Executive, Federal, DoD, IC, and other applicable government statutes, directives and regulations, and provide insight into government and industry -œbest practices- / industry standards governing mission assurance, continuity of operations, business continuity, disaster recovery, and defense critical infrastructure protection planning.
- Develop a POA&M assigning contract resources with metrics toward improving on the Annual Continuity Assessment required by Presidential, Executive, Federal, DoD and IC documents.
- Maintain an Agency and Component process-oriented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to include a monthly Current Program Assessment (currently known as the Monthly Readiness Metrics) reflecting individual Component status of program strength and planning review and leadership support to continuity planning, an Agency aggregate metric, and event management organization-focused metrics.
- Continually 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, maintain, monitor, and improve NGA Continuity of Operations (COOP), and COOP Implementation to include administration of, and training on, the NGA Computerized Emergency Notification System (CENS); seamless transition of Normal and event Management activities; and develop into a repeatable and exercisable program process supporting COOP Operational Readiness.
- Develop POA&M with metrics to develop, maintain, monitor, and improve Continuity of Operations Readiness.
- Develop and maintain continuity program documentation, to include: draft, coordinate, and assist with the publication of needed NGA implementation of policy/guidance in support of National, DoD and ODNI policy, plans and procedures; annually 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 including, internal audits, and FEMA and/or, DoD, and IC assessments.
- Develop an integrated 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 NSG operations and continuity of operations.
- Maintain a multi-year holistic program schedule, which incorporates sustainment of BC/DR Subject Matter Experts (SME), integrates with EM, annual orientations, internal and external test and exercise activities linked to annual testing of primary and back-up infrastructure, annual COOP Plan exercises and associated documentation).
- 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 the NGA COOP Plan (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.
- Develop and maintain a NGA Front Office and NGA Operations Center (NOC) enterprise BCP/ITDR plan.
- Develop, maintain, monitor, report and train at least twice a year an Agency/NSG-focused Defense CIP (DCIP).
- Semi-annually integrate CIP requirements into Continuity Planning. The goal is to ensure that NGA critical infrastructure is available when required.
- Contribute to the improvement of the NGA DCIP program by: providing 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 DCIP, 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 the Components; provide DCIP and NGA Critical Infrastructure considerations, impacts of loss as required by external directive into Mission Assurance exercises.
- On a monthly basis, develop, maintain, monitor, COOP Readiness Metrics and provide a means of displaying for NGA, NSG, and National leadership relevant Continuity of Operations Readiness Metrics and status.
- 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.
- Possess a minimum of 11 years of leadership and management experience of a team of up to 7 personnel and demonstrated ability to run multiple programs/projects at a time in time and resource constrained environments; assign contract resources within their teams to meet Government requirements.
- Program and project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to perform both detailed and high-level work.
Possess skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Possess IT AGILE certification (e.g., SCRUM, KANBAN) from private or public sector.
- Demonstrated Risk management and mitigation expertise to run Mission Assurance Risk Management Program.
- Demonstrated Joint Lessons Learned Information System experience, education, and exposure related to the Joint Lessons Learned Program.
- Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certificate or higher from equivalent industry standard certification.
- Critical Infrastructure Program experience, preferably in the Intelligence Community (IC) sector.
- Demonstrated experience in testing, training, and exercise development, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certificate of training.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Graduate Degree or equivalent experience within related field and 11 to 14 years of experience with 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.
- FEMA Level 2 Professional (PCP) certification from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) for continuity planning within 180 days.
- Certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) desired.
Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.
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