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ID
1-509-1338
Name
Animal Intake and Reunification Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
10/26/2018 2:17:38 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 Intake and Reunification Specialist provides animal intake, identification, tracking, and reunification (with owners or owner agents) during a disaster response. This is an administrative position that supports various animal emergency response teams 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
such as an Animal Sheltering Team or an Animal Evacuation, Transport, and Re-entry 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: 1. Coordinates, oversees, and manages large and complex animal intake, identification, tracking, and reunification operations 2. Designs and implements intake, identification, tracking, and reunification protocols 3. Develops and maintains animal lost and found registry 4. Develops and implements just-in-time training on animal intake, identification, tracking, and reunification protocols
Type 2The Animal Intake and Reunification Specialist: 1. Identifies and documents animals 2. Tracks animal movements 3. Reunifies animals with owners or owner agents 4. Follows protocols for intake, identification, tracking, and reunification 5. Validates and reconciles animal inventory/census 6. Maintains animal lost and found registry 7. Reports validated animal counts and activities 8. Provides just-in-time training on animal intake, identification, tracking, and reunification protocols
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 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Ability to design and implement animal tracking systems 2. Ability to design and implement animal intake, identification, and reunification protocols 3. Ability to develop just-in-time training
Type 21. Working knowledge of animal species identification, animal breeds, and animal description (gender, color, size, and markings) 2. Ability to use animal management software 3. Ability to use social media to support animal lost and found registry
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 moderate 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 1Routinely performs Type 1-level duties for the species listed, in conjunction with an animal control facility, animal shelter, veterinary hospital, livestock market, zoological institution, research facility, animal response organization, or related organization
Type 2Routinely performs Type 2-level duties for the species listed, in conjunction with an animal control facility, animal shelter, veterinary hospital, livestock market, zoological institution, research facility, animal response organization, or related organization
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
648
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 508: Animal Evacuation, Transport, and Re-entry Team
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017