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ID
1-509-1336
Name
Animal Emergency Response Shelter Manager
Status
Published
Updated
10/26/2018 2:10:25 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Resource Category
Animal Emergency Response
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Animal Emergency Response Shelter Manager provides leadership, supervision, and administrative support for the operation and demobilization of a temporary animal shelter in one or more of the following competency areas: 1. Companion animals, including pets, service animals, and assistance animals 2. Livestock, including food or fiber animals and domesticated equine species 3. Wildlife animals, captive wildlife, and zoo animals 4. Laboratory animals
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Animal Sheltering Team Animal Only Shelter, Animal Sheltering Team Cohabitated Shelter
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: 1. Oversees setup, operations, and demobilization of a complex temporary animal shelter on a site without existing facilities 2. Determines site suitability for a temporary animal shelter, based on animal populations and species needing shelter 3. Designs a temporary animal shelter, including ventilation, electricity, water, exercise areas, and other facilities 4. Establishes a supply line for a temporary animal shelter 5. Equips and organizes a temporary animal shelter 6. Plans security for a temporary animal shelter 7. Plans for and sets up isolation, quarantine, and decontamination facilities, as necessary
Type 21. Oversees setup, operations, and demobilization of a temporary animal shelter 2. Organizes and supervises all onsite staff and volunteers; delegate tasks, communicates instructions, enforces policies, and sets priorities 3. Manages information and facilitates communications to, from, and within the team 4. Ensures compliance with animal sheltering and animal welfare standards 5. Ensures facility and equipment maintenance, safety and biosecurity protocols, sanitation procedures, and general upkeep 6. Helps identify and allocate resources to support the shelter
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of facility/site acquisition or identification 2. Knowledge of facility/site planning 3. Knowledge of facility renovation management Experience: Demonstrated experience in performing tasks required to set up a temporary animal shelter, including designing a shelter/facility layout and establishing organizational systems and workflow to ensure effective and efficient facility operations
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of facility management and maintenance Experience: Two years of experience managing an animal shelter or equivalent facility
Physical/Medical FitnessPPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Performs duties under arduous circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
Requestor specifies competency areas necessary based on the animal population the position will serve
Requestor orders a Type 1 or Type 2 Animal Emergency Response Shelter Manager based on numerous factors, including: a. Availability of established or identified buildings, utilities, ventilation, and supply lines b. Availability of animal exercise areas c. Environmental conditions d. Feasibility of species colocation e. Number of animals needing shelter
646
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Animal-Only Shelter
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Cohabitated Shelter
FEMA, NIMS 508: Animal Sheltering Team – Collocated Shelter
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs (NASAAEP) Emergency Animal Sheltering Best Practices, September 2014
Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, 2010