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Disaster Recovery Specialist

Company: Robert Half
Location: Elgin
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Robert Halfs client is looking for a skilled Disaster Recovery/Incident Response Administrator to join their team on a 3 month contract to hire basis. The main office is located in Elgin, IL however this position will transition to hybrid after some training. The client is looking for a candidate who has experience with disaster recovery/business continuity and managing communication related to these events.

Job Details:

Disaster Recovery & Incident Administrator will be responsible for planning and administration of IT DR/BC related functions within the organization's broader resiliency program. This individual will also be responsible for incident response and maintaining the organizations IT asset inventory.


--- The ideal candidate with have DR background as well as experience with performing audits.

--- The candidate must be able to present findings at post-mortem meetings to avoid any issues in the future

--- Develop, implement, and maintain IT DR/BC plans and solutions.

--- Conduct risk management analysis of essential IT business functions and information systems.

---Develop and execute testing processes utilized to validate the disaster recovery plans and to identify weaknesses and failure points in the plans, including the following:

o Scenario creation to develop internal procedures for IT DR testing

o Develop operating procedures to use during disruptive events

o Calculate duration to bring backup primary facilities or backup site

o Collaborate with management to determine true RTOs

o Document and update BCIC with servers & software identified in BC plans

o Report the results of exercise and testing activities (analysis, conclusions, and recommendations) to management

--- Develop the organization's resumption plan including identifying and securing necessary off-site resources and ensuring action plans are in place and communicated to IT and operations teams.

---Act as the communication liaison during disruptive events:

o Work closely with business units and IT personnel to effectively communicate incident status updates

o Take notes during incidents for postmortem discussion/analysis

o Conduct postmortem meeting after incident has been addressed/resolved

o Document follow-up tasks resulting from postmortem discussion and periodically monitor for completion

--- Maintain IT asset inventory for PCI compliance purposes

o Follow steps outlined by Senior Network personnel to maintain an accurate list on a quarterly basis.

o Perform audit checks to ensure Change Control execution for asset on-boarding and off-boarding procedures are being followed.

Keywords: Robert Half, Elgin , Disaster Recovery Specialist, Other , Elgin, Illinois

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