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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.

These documents can also be found on the Resource Typing Library Tool.

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 - FEMA 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 - FEMA 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 - FEMA 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/Claims Unit Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

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

Cost Unit Leader - FEMA 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 - FEMA 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.

Documentation Unit Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

The Documentation Unit Leader maintains accurate, complete, and up-to-date incident files.

Donations Coordination Task Force Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

The Donations Coordination Task Force Leader has knowledge of all aspects of donations coordination and manages solicited and unsolicited goods, funds, and services
from the private sector and the public.

Donations Specialist - FEMA NIMS 509

The Donations Specialist helps create and implement the volunteer and donations portion of the operations plan and helps manage the flow of donated goods, funds, and services.

Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

The Fatality Management (FM) Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Leader coordinates DPMU efforts, monitors DPMU personnel, and manages equipment.

Disaster Portable Morgue Unit Supply Specialist - FEMA NIMS 509

The Fatality Management (FM) Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) Supply Specialist manages equipment and supplies for the incident.

Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Environmental Specialist - FEMA NIMS 509

The Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Environmental Specialist assists senior Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local, state, tribal and
territorial officials with environmental preservation activities.

Incident/Exercise Evaluator - FEMA NIMS 509

The Incident/Exercise Evaluator performs any or all of the following tasks related to an incident or exercise:
1. Observes activities and collects data
2. Synthesizes and analyzes data
3. Provides written evaluations
4. Lead assigned personnel

Facilities Unit Leader - FEMA NIMS 509

The Facilities Unit Leader coordinates the setup, maintenance, and demobilization of all incident facilities.

Last updated September 8, 2020