Continuity of Operations Planner

Key Role:

Serve as a Combatant Command (CCMD) Continuity of Operations (COOP) planner. Provide analytical support for the development, update, and publishing a family of COOP Plans, CONOPS, and policies. Conduct business process analysis to recommend plans and procedures to maintain mission-essential function support during a requirement for alternate work schedule during all levels of impact from natural disaster to acts of war. Apply in-depth understanding of emergency management procedures and policy, planning for temporary work locations or alternate facilities, maintain primary and alternate points of contact, planning for protecting Government-furnished equipment, and developing procedures for safeguarding sensitive and classified Government information. Plan and concept of operation (CONOPS) development, appropriate communication systems and personnel identification, resource utilization, and training and exercise execution. Comprehend and apply a variety of processes, including operational planning, the Joint Planning Process (JPP), and the Planning, Programing, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process. Assist on collaborative COOP efforts with higher DoD, Joint Staff, and other CCMDs. Support alternative compensatory control measures (ACCM)-related programs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with supporting a COOP program at Major Command or higher level
  • 3+ years of experience with operational-level planning
  • Experience with Mission Assurance
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to travel, as needed
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possession of excellent analytical skills at the strategic and operational level
  • Master's degree
  • Business Continuity Professional Certification, FEMA Professional Continuity Practitioner, or other continuity Certification
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $65,300.00 to $149,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Not ready to apply? Join our talent community and sign up for job alerts.