Firestorm #TopJobs: Business Continuity Consultant (Immediate Need) and Emergency Preparedness Manager

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Business Continuity Consultant – 2 Openings

Chicago, IL

Job Posting #2982

Position: Business Continuity Consultant – 2 Openings
Status: CONTRACT – 6-7 Months – IMMEDIATE NEED
Location:Chicago, IL 
Salary: $40-$65/ Hour 1099Apply here icon

* Candidates must have authorization in place to work in the USA.
* Offer will be contingent on passing a background check.

Overall Purpose

This position will be responsible for providing hands-on subject matter expertise in support of the Business Continuity program. Reporting to the Director of Business Continuity, this is a highly visible position that will collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization in order to implement a sound, proactive and comprehensive Business Continuity program that will enable our Client Company to plan for and respond to a business interruption event.

The responsibilities of this position include leading the execution of the Business Continuity Lifecycle which provides a framework for a common enterprise approach for the governance, development, execution and sustainability of the BCM Program.  This role includes being tactical in conducting organizational research; performing and evaluating business impact analyses and risk assessments; developing program policies, plans and procedures; coordinating testing and exercise activities; and providing training and awareness communications

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and monitor all project management activities to execute all phases of the full Business Continuity program lifecycle
  • Develop policies, procedures, templates, standards and documentation in support of the deployment, management and sustainability of the program
  • Monitors and reports on the the execution of the vision and direction for business continuity lifecycle planning, including the business impact analysis, risk assessment, recovery planning and recovery testing, education and awareness. Ensures the maintenance of a continuous improvement methodology and updated response and recovery plans.
  • Create and communicate program requirements and processes, and provde consulting/advisory support to help the business meet expectations
  • Perform regular reviews and updates to all program materials in order to ensure that the quality and accuracy of all program documentation is maintained
  • Research and incorporate both industry and corporate best practices into the Business Continuity program methodology as appropriate
  • Perform continuous monitoring of program activities in order to identify areas of opportunity for improvement, cost reduction and enhanced operational efficiency
  • Maintain accurate and complete program performance metrics and develop management reports as necessary
  • Prepare and deliver program results to support the business units in prioritization and management of the program life cycle phases
  • Providing leadership to and serve in a rotating capacity for other BC team members
  • Track, monitor, report and respond as required to internal and external audits
  • Support the company’s commitment to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Business Continuity Management
  • Experience with audit and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with 3rd party validation
  • Disciplined program, project and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a cross functional, matrixed and diverse workforce environment
  • A self-starter, highly motivated individual with the ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment
  • Detail orientated and disciplined to solve complex problems with the ability to resolve issues and drive solutions that create win-win situations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment while ensuring the security, confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data
  • Excellent coaching, teaching and training skills that have the ability to easily convey program concepts, procedures and methodologies
  • Budget and contractor management skills
  • Proficiency in working with the Microsoft Office tool suite
  • Work with full latitude for independent judgment
  • Background and drug screen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications in Business Continuity Professional Programs (CBCP, CBCI, MBCP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Knowledge and experience in third party validation
  • Knowledge and experience in audit tracking and response

Physical Requirements

Working conditions consist of a normal office environment. Work is primarily sedentary and requires extensive use of a computer and involves sitting for periods of approximately four hours. Work may require occasional standing, walking, kneeling and reaching. Must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently. Requires visual acuity and dexterity to view, prepare, and manipulate documents and office equipment including personal computers. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers.

Employee must be able to perform essential functions and physical requirements of position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates responding to this posting must independently possess the eligibility to work in the United States at the date of hire.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow instructions and perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap.


Please reference Job #2982

To learn more about the position, please contact Cheyene Marling – BC Management, Inc. – Firestorm People Solutions at [email protected] or +1 714-969-8006.

Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Planning

Bentonville, AR
Job Posting #2986

Position: Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Planning
Location: Arkansas – Will Assist with Relocation
Status: Direct-hire, Permanent
Compensation: Based on experience – Seeking 2+ years expertise

* Candidates must have authorization in place to work in the USA.
* Offer will be contingent on passing a background check.
* Seeking candidates with 2+ years’ experience with business continuity planning, disaster recovery or emergency management.

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An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Creates company awareness and proficiency concerning emergency preparedness and planning necessary to maintain and/or restore company operations in the event of an emergency by managing, developing, and delivering plans and procedures and associated training and exercise programs in emergency preparedness and planning; evaluating training content and making necessary revisions and improvements to address gaps; managing the maintenance of divisional and company emergency operations procedures and processes; and managing the design, development, and implementation of applicable policies and procedures to achieve deliverables, projected time frames and budget requirements, and customer service.

Establishes relationships necessary to prepare for and/or respond to emergency situations by identifying and maintaining collaborative partnerships with internal and external organizations; providing guidance to internal business partners on emergency preparedness and response processes and procedures that enable the business to minimize disruptions; developing and maintaining rapport with all levels of management; creating an environment that provides customer service for internal and external partners and customers; and benchmarking other organizations to search for value-added emergency preparedness and planning services and key partners for the company.

Designs and develops plans and programs globally to address crises and business disruptions by conducting risk and business impact analysis; analyzing risk assessment results to identify areas of improvement in emergency preparedness and planning; analyzing specific incident responses and processes to identify lessons learned and improve risk and mitigation plans; participating in monitoring areas that affect the safety and security of associates and internal assets; and designing, developing, and implementing associate awareness programs about emergency management.

Serves in the company’s global Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a staff role (for example, as command staff member, government liaison, emergency support function liaison, general staff) by leading disparate organizations through crisis event; executing company emergency preparedness procedures, response, and recovery plans; translating executive guidance into actionable emergency response and recovery procedures; and collecting and disseminating information from associates and external stakeholders at all levels, including the executive leadership.

Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.

Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open-Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.


An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.

Customer/Member Centered: Meet Internal and External Customer/Member Needs – Identifies the requirements, expectations, and needs of customers/members. Supports and aligns with initiatives, goals, and actions focused on improving customer/member service. Addresses the concerns and issues of internal and external customers/members. Uses customer/member data, analyses, and insights to improve customer/member-related decisions. Judgment: Demonstrate Professional

Judgment – Researches and integrates relevant information and data, and uses expertise to make recommendations or decisions. Identifies and applies sound, fact-based criteria in setting priorities and making decisions. Uses business measures and analyses to identify improvement opportunities. Probes and looks beyond symptoms to determine the root causes of problems and identify possible solutions.

Execution and Results: Focus on Execution and Results – Aligns and pursues work activities to achieve the mission and business priorities of the organization. Shares information, practices, and resources across functions, organizations, and locations to improve performance. Effectively uses existing processes and tools to achieve performance objectives. Uses and explains major process steps to manage time, resources, and challenges to meet goals.

Planning and Improvement: Plan for and Improve Performance – Develops and implements plans, practices, and processes to better achieve organizational goals. Develops contingency plans to manage or eliminate potential problems. Identifies and recommends ways to continually improve and streamline processes and practices.

Influence and Communicate: Build Influence – Develops and presents logical, convincing reasons in support of one’s perspectives and initiatives. Proactively shares relevant information and timely updates with appropriate people. Listens attentively and asks questions to ensure understanding. Researches information for and prepares documents and presentations that effectively convey relevant information in a timely manner.

Ethics and Compliance: Model Ethics and Compliance – Complies with policies and procedures. Demonstrates ethical performance. Supports efforts to enforce compliance with policies and procedures.

Adaptability: Adapt Professionally – Demonstrates creativity and strength in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Updates and shares knowledge and skills to keep current in one’s area of expertise. Embraces change and supports its implementation.

Build Relationships: Form Relationships – Builds trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional and organizational boundaries. Relates to others in an accepting and respectful manner, regardless of their organizational level, personality, or background. Collaborates with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and functional areas to discover new perspectives.

Physical Activities

  • The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.
  • Enters and locates information on computer.
  • Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.
  • Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.
  • Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.
  • Visually verifies information, often in small print.
  • Reads information, often in small print.


Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

Travels internationally to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

Our client is proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. They maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or handicap.


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Please reference Job #2986

To learn more about the position, please contact Cheyene Marling at [email protected] or +1 714-969-8006.

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