Job Titles and Position Qualifications

This collection contains a set of NQS Job Titles/Position Qualifications, which define minimum qualifications criteria for personnel serving in defined incident management and support positions.

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Chemical Operations Support Specialist

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) Exercise Evaluator

Medical Unit Leader

Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager

Public Assistance Site Inspector

CERT Team Leader

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team Leader is a volunteer who is part of a CERT and directs team activities.

CERT Volunteer

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer is a voluntary CERT team member who has training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization or disaster medical operations.

CERT Section Chief

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Section Chief is a volunteer who is responsible for a specific functional area within the CERT.

Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader - NIMS 509

The Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader provides general leadership, direct supervision, wellness, and safety to task force members.

Access and Functional Needs Advisor - FEMA NIMS 509

The Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Advisor supports and assists incident management personnel on matters related to people with disabilities and AFN.

Air Operations Branch Director - NIMS 509

The Air Operations Branch Director maintains full operational control over air and support assets for the incident or coordinates the employment and support for air operation resources.

Air Support Group Supervisor - NIMS 509

The Air Support Group Supervisor assists with flight crew ground needs and coordinates with the Air Tactical Group Supervisor to help ensure the mission's success and crew safety.

Air Tactical Group Supervisor - NIMS 509

The Air Tactical Group Supervisor coordinates with the Air Support Group Supervisor, monitors missions in-flight to ensure safety, and updates aircrews of changes, diverts, or recalls.

Communications Technician - FEMA NIMS 509

The Communications Technician (COMT) maintains and repairs communications equipment.

Communications Unit Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

The Communications Unit Leader (COML) designs, orders, manages, and ensures the installation and maintenance of all communications systems.

Compensation and Claims Unit Leader - NIMS 509

The Compensation/Claims Unit Leader reviews and coordinates procedures for handling compensation and claims related to the incident.

Cost Unit Leader - NIMS 509

The Cost Unit Leader collects, records, and develops recommendations related to the incident costs.

Damage Assessment Coordinator - FEMA NIMS 509

The Damage Assessment Coordinator (DAC) serves as the principal representative overseeing damage assessment, verification, and validation activities in coordination.
with the Federal counterpart

Demobilization Unit Leader - NIMS 509

The Demobilization Unit Leader leads the development of and coordinates the implementation of a demobilization plan.

Division/Group Supervisor - FEMA NIMS 509

The Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS) implements the portion of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) pertaining to his or her Division/Group, supervises assigned resources, reports on the progress of operations and the status of assigned resources, and provides assessment and context as input to the shared situational picture.

Last updated March 15, 2022