Continuity of Operations Specialist (TS/SCI w/ Polygraph Required) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for a Business Continuity Planner to support efforts in Hanover, MD.

  • Supports organizational planning to address disasters, interruptions of business functions and enterprise resilience. 
  • Interprets government regulations and applicable directives, and advises government management on the best course of action to meet program goals, objectives and compliance with program mandates. 
  • Assists with the development of plans for continuity of essential functions and resumption of complete business operations.
  • Monitors business and operation changes to ensure plans remain current and valid. 
  • Performs business process analysis analysis/business impact analysis (BPA/BIA), risk assessments of mission essential functions and/or information systems in accordance with federal directives and industry best practices. 
  • Prepares and conducts training briefings and overviews to educate workforce personnel. 
  • Prepares and submits position and information papers in response to government requirements.
Level 1 Business Continuity Planner shall be able to perform in a technical role, working as a member of a team to analyze problems and implement technical solutions.
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Planning process
  • Assist in business continuity planning, analysis and risk management
  • Assist in designing, coordinating and conducting continuity exercises in accordance with (IAW) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines
  • Research, formulate and document reconstitution and devotion strategies


  • Candidate clearable up to Top Secret with Poly level- not necessarily to have the clearance to start. 
  • At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience performing one (1) or more of the following areas;
  • Continuity of Government
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Continuity Strategic Planning and Policy
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • National level homeland security or continuity of operations exercises
  • Two (2) of the five (5) years of experience must be supporting a major public corporation, state, federal department/agency or U.S. Intelligence Community component continuity (or closely related) program. 
  • Certification through the Disaster Recovery Institute International or Business Continuity Institute (CBCP, CPSCP, MBCI) and four (4) additional years of experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. 
  • One (1) year experience with developing continuity plans using an automated commercial/government or similar continuity planning tool required. 
  • Completion of the FEMA Continuity of Operations Excellence Series- Level 1 (Professional Continuity Practitioner) required.