Business Continuity Planner

Riverside, CA
Feb 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$60,100 - $103,750

Position Information
The Business Continuity Planner coordinates and supports campus-wide organization resiliency within the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework as a member of the Office of Emergency Management team. OEM assists the campus community in predicting, preparing, mitigating, responding and recovering from any adverse event that disrupts the campus mission. Through continuity planning, emergency preparedness and response, training, exercises and communications, we serve the campus leadership and community by strengthening how the campus mitigates and prevents risk; prepares for, responds to and recovers from emergencies; and protects the campus mission from disruption. Incumbent is responsible for engaging with the entire campus constituency to develop and integrate programs, plans and systems to minimize the disruption to critical campus services from any potential threat to our missions of teaching, research, public service and patient care. This position provides functional expertise on continuity planning and disaster recovery matters on an enterprise-wide campus level through the development, maintenance and implementation of Business Impact Analysis, the UC Ready Continuity Planning tool, recovery strategies, risk assessments, compliance standards, continuity plans, disaster recovery strategies, training and exercises. The Business Continuity Planner acts as a member of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) respectively.

Minimum Requirements
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints.
Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Demonstrated ability to make recurring, formal presentations and provide effective training in continuity planning concepts to varied and diverse campus audiences, including the highest level of campus leadership.
Computer Skills: Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common computer applications including basic web design.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy and flexibility to interact and maintain working relationships with University administration, faculty, departments, students, staff and public representatives. Ability to clearly communication information and training to a broad variety of people in written form, in person and on the telephone.
Demonstrated knowledge of comprehensive integrated systems, technical skills, strong program management experience, and leadership in initializing, facilitation and managing complex and innovative programs and technical system.

Preferred Qualifications
Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.

Project Management skills.

Team leadership and group facilitation skills.

Ability to multi-task with competing timeframes.

Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Familiarity with the organizational structure, functions, and processes of University of California campus(es).

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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