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Continuity of Operations Specialist

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a service minded individual with experience in continuity of operations (COOP) to serve as a Continuity of Operations Specialist. This person will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and facilitate the evolution of enterprise risk management with a specialty in COOP. As a COOP specialist, you will serve as the continuity of operations planner for the Office and be responsible for overseeing the Continuity of Operations Program for the state of Texas. You will work closely with Office staff and provide consultative services to other state agencies on their COOP plans for compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other relevant standards. You will collaborate with SORM COOP staff to organize and lead the Statewide Continuity Council, providing a forum for other agency COOP coordinators to collaborate on plan development; testing, training, and exercises, including Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Programs (HSEEP) compliant exercises; and updating relevant guidelines and resources. We are looking for you to exhibit excellent written and verbal communications skills to form and maintain relationships with state and federal entities.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Continuity of Operations Specialist (Risk Management Specialist II-III PDF) and how to apply below.

The Office

The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.

Advantages of working with SORM:

  • Casual dress code
  • Open and accepting environment
  • Wellness and employee engagement activities
  • Much more.

Advantages of working for the State:

  • State Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
  • Transit discounts
  • State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!

The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

How to Apply

You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career Section

Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:

  • Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
  • State Office of Risk Management
  • P.O. Box 13777
  • Austin, TX 78711-3777

Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at