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ID
0-509-1208
Name
Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team Operator
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
10/15/2020 11:46:00 AM
Original Release
05/09/2017
Last Major Release
10/15/2020
NQS Position
Resource Category
Prevention
Primary Core Capability
Screening, Search, and Detection
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) Team Operator operates during steady state, enhanced steady state, National Special Security Event (NSSE), and crisis situations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
PRND Team and Maritime PRND Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Serves in a sworn law enforcement capacity
Type 2The PRND Team Operator: 1. Tailors equipment setup and settings to enhance detection for a given isotope or isotopes 2. Operates in low visibility 3. Ability to improve field spectroscopy
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)-established education requirements for entry-level employment as a sworn law enforcement officer
Type 2Not Applicable
TrainingThe AHJ equivalent includes training as a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 PRND Team Operator.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. AHJ-verified successful completion of the Use of Force Continuum 2. AHJ-required training that includes Law enforcement authority and jurisdiction
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. One of the following: a. Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Team Operations Course, or b. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Radiological Nuclear Detection Tactical Integration Course (RCTIC), or c. Equivalent training as the Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) determines
ExperienceThe AHJ should document and validate knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 1. Performs advanced PRND operations including Crisis Situation operations at choke points, check points, area sweeps, facility operations, and special venues 2. Integrates team assets into Joint Hazard Assessment Teams (JHAT) or other combinations of resources to support special events and operations 3. Receives and briefs Team Operators, Team Leader, and other PRND assets based on AHJ Concept of Operations (CONOPs) 4. Understands search and seizure requirements Experience: Completion of the Team Operator Position Task Book (PTB) or AHJ equivalent
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Maintains AHJ-determined medical and fitness standards
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Annual PRND operation participation as an assigned Team Operator in an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation 2. Complete biannual (every six months) refresher training on mission, position updates, and equipment operation 3. Complete NIMS Type 1 and NIMS Type 2 PRND Screener currency recommendations
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Successful completion of the Law Enforcement Officer Certification, as the AHJ requires
Type 21. NIMS Type 2 PRND Screener or equivalent, as the AHJ determines 2. NIMS Type 1 PRND Screener or equivalent, as the AHJ determines 3. Security clearance as the AHJ determines
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for this position such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment.
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Maritime Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Team
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Personal Radiation Detector
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Radio-Isotope Identification Device
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Human-Portable Radiation Detector Backpack
FEMA, NIMS 508-6: Vehicle-Mounted Radiological Nuclear Detection System
FEMA, NIMS 509-6: Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Screener
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017