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Republic Services Business Continuity Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Continuity Specialist will provide support in coordinating, assessing, developing and communicating recovery requirements and contingency plans associated with Republic Services’ business continuity program. This position will interact with critical Corporate and Field business units and support groups for the purpose of planning, directing and maintaining our overall contingency planning effort, including disaster recovery support and event response.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership to stakeholders in coordinating, assessing, developing and communicating recovery environment requirements and contingency plans.

  • Collaborates extensively with all Company operations, synthesizing information gathered business continuity and response plans and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and overall Risk Management requirements.

  • Assists with the development and monitoring of project management activities to execute all phases of management procedures, continuity scenarios, and contingency plans for systems and networks to maintain operations during downtime and/or major events.

  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the business processes, assets, facilities, responsibilities, regulatory requirements, and interdependencies of the organization.

  • Participates in “active monitoring” of events that may impact operations, including working in the Operations Center.

  • Works with the Procurement department to assist with the evaluation of critical vendors and works to ensure contingency plans are developed using a risk-based approach.

  • Periodically tests contingency capabilities, reporting deficiencies, and identifying and coordinating the resolution of issues.

  • Reviews and updates program materials, including the internal business continuity intranet page to ensure the quality and accuracy of all program documentation is maintained.

  • In the event of a disruption, provides support to Company leadership by assisting with event management and incident response teams in the coordination and execution of all business continuity and emergency management plans and related activities.

  • This position may require travel up to 15% of the time.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional certification (DRII, BCI, or ITIL).

  • Experience with assisting in conducting business impact analysis and vulnerability assessments for facilities, people, processes and technology.

  • Knowledge of risk management disciplines including information security risk, information technology risk, vendor risk, and operational risk.

  • Adaptable, innovative and detail oriented.

  • Disciplined to solve complex problems with the ability to resolve issues and drive solutions that create win-win situations.

  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Experience with responding to events, Operations Center experience a plus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-3 years of experience in business continuity, crisis management, or disaster recovery.

  • BA/BS in Physical Security, Business Continuity, Information Technology, a related field or commensurate work experience.

  • Experience in using business continuity planning applications and emergency notifications systems.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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