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Avista Utilities Business Continuity Coordinator in Spokane, Washington


Closes: September 30, 2020Salary: DOQ

Job Description

The Business Continuity Coordinator will help create and maintain business continuity plans and conduct business impact analysis. Assist in the creation, testing and continuous improvement of business continuity plans, crisis / emergency management plans, disaster recovery exercises as well as corporate education and awareness activities. During business-interrupting events, assist in the incident management process.

  • Serves as primary liaison and meets with department managers to perform Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for departments and based on the BIA, help develop and document business continuity and recovery plans.

  • Coordinates the annual BIA process and guides business units in determining acceptable recovery time periods, resource requirements, and impacts associated with the successful resumption of business operations; able to translate this information into business continuity plans.

  • Maintains and reports gaps based upon BIA’s and actual recovery capabilities.

  • Perform departmental and enterprise level business continuity program awareness sessions to ensure the organization is prepared.

  • Assist in coordinating, facilitating and documenting exercises.

  • Takes a leadership role in the Incident Coordinator during business interrupting events

  • Administers the BCP software (RecoveryPlanner’s RPX) and its data. Provide training and support to all RPX Business Unit plan administrators.


  • 1-2+ years direct experience in Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management preferred

  • CBCP certification a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Excellent relationship management, communication, and leadership/influence skills required.

  • Strong verbal/written communications. Must be able to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively with business units.

  • Independent worker, accountable, and able to exercise sound judgment.

  • Solid organizational, analytical, and time management skills.

  • Must be an expert user of MS Office Tools: Excel, Word, Power Point and Visio.

  • Must be detail oriented.

  • Ability to be flexible, take initiative, and problem solve.

  • Solid knowledge of current disaster recovery techniques and technologies.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)