Business Continuity Planner - Test, Training & Exercise Team

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In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Business Continuity Planner to join our Mission Assurance Test, Training & Exercise team!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Support exercise project teams for exercise design, planning, conduct, and post-exercise reporting in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) guidance, Intelligence Community (IC) requirements, federal directives and Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) methodology
  • Perform enterprise-level planning, training and exercise activities that support national-level requirements and verify alignment of other government programs and mission areas
  • Development of after-action reports, improvement plans and corrective action plans following tabletop exercises, drills, full-scale exercises, and real-world events
  • Facilitate creation and delivery of presentation products that concisely review and out brief senior government leaders’ performance during tabletop exercises, drills, or full-scale exercises
  • Develop educational training overviews and briefings for TTE subject and deliver them to agency personnel in line with adult learning best practices
  • Develop new and update existing standard operating procedures and/or crisis action plans
  • Monitor contingency plan exercises, assess plan effectiveness, and recommend plan improvements to emergency response
  • Ability to provide strategic direction leading activities in support of team and enterprise objectives
  • Conduct trend analyses from exercise data, capturing innovative practices and lessons learned, and track implementation activities to be shared with a variety of agencies and organizations
  • Communicate technically complex topics for a variety of audiences, including senior government leaders
  • Identify training or exercise topics based on an assessment of individual feedback, skill complexities and event after action reports that revel strengths or shortcomings in performance of critical tasks
  • Develop Exercise Planning Schedules; Concepts and Objectives; Planning Meeting agendas; Exercise Scenario Reports; Training Packages; Master Event Scenario Lists; Exercise conduct documentation, Evaluations, Control and Simulation Plans; Exercise Briefings; Exercise After Action Report/Implementation Plan in line with HSEEP methodology
  • Provide technical subject matter support for crisis communications fixed and mobile devices relating to training, testing, and user troubleshooting requests

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 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
  • FEMA Level 1 (PCP) Certification


What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) certification
  • Three years’ experience with a primary responsibility in exercise design, management and/or execution
  • Experience working with secured crisis communications devices to include troubleshooting processes
  • Experience designing and delivering technical training materials to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working with interagency partners on matters related to training/exercises in emergency management, business continuity and/or continuity of government subjects
  • Knowledge of Federal, DoD and IC directives and requirements for continuity of operations program compliance

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$81,500.00 - $142,600.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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OUR MISSION

We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.

PARSONS IN CANADA

Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

2021 Forbes The Best Employers for Diversity Badge

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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2023 Los Angeles Business Journal DEI Company of The Year Badge
2023 Equality 100 Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion Badge
2023 Vets Indexes 4 Star Employer Badge
2023 Military Times Best Employer for Vets Badge
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2023 Minority Engineer Magazine  Reader's Choice Top 50 Employer Badge
2022 U.S. Department of Labor Gold Award Badge
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4 Continents

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75+ Years

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17,000+ Employees

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80+ Languages

COMPETITIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.

Health

Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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