General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Business Continuity Specialist in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19672BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Business Continuity Specialist

Job Category: Security

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Continuity (BC) Specialist located in San Diego, CA. The primary responsibility of this position is to guide and facilitate BC planning efforts at General Atomics (COMPANY) locations, with a major focus on assisting with the completion and ongoing maintenance of site risk analysis, Business Impact Analysis (BIA), and the development of standardized BC plans that align with corporate program requirements. Additionally, this position will also lead efforts for accomplishing training and exercises, and will help to coordinate or assist (as required) with the implementation of BC plans during significant events that impact COMPANY business operations.


  • With general supervision, this position is responsible for managing efforts regarding the development and implementation of the COMPANY BC program, to include plan structure and organization, plan templates and checklists, and other location specific BC requirements that are consistent with corporate program guidelines.

  • Responsible for facilitating and guiding Risk Assessments, functional area BIA’s and BC plan development.

  • Assists functional areas, facilities, and operational management teams with plan creation / documentation, instituting and monitoring an annual maintenance schedule for all BC plans, as well as updating plans in response to findings provided through the post-incident or exercise report process.

  • Acts as the corporate liaison between COMPANY management teams, department representatives, and BC representative(s); able to make professional senior leadership presentations and guide leadership team(s) during business continuity events.

  • Develop and conduct training and testing exercises in support of the BC and Emergency Evacuation Program.

  • Provides support for COMPANY emergency and / or crisis events; responsible for ensuring all tools, plans, and checklists are available to recovery teams for implementation during response to and recovery from an event that impacts business operations.

  • Develops appropriate electronic and hard copy reports and records; utilizes MS Office Suite and other applications.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • A Business Continuity certification (ABCP, CBCP, MBCP, or equivalent) with a minimum 3-5 years direct experience with conducting Business Impact Analysis (BIA), building and writing Business Continuity and/or Disaster Recovery plans, and facilitation of departmental and enterprise risk evaluation activities desired.

  • Experienced in understanding and creating process flows and dependency mappings.

  • Knowledgeable with Business Continuity and ISO standards, as well as other compliance rules and regulations.

  • Solid understanding of program or project management methodologies; strong administrative and organization skills with the drive to create a plan and meet established deadlines.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of matters; (2) good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences; (3) good interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees; (4) the ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects; and (5) good computer skills.

  • Demonstrated clear, concise, and effective communication skills with individuals, small, or large groups.

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Outlook); familiar with utilizing Business Continuity software platforms, mass notification solutions, situational awareness tools, SharePoint, and other applications.

  • Ability to perform well independently or within a dynamic team environment, work extended hours, and travel as required.

  • May require the ability to obtain and maintain security clearance(s).

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.