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ID
10-509-1305
Name
State Coordinating Officer (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
11/7/2019 4:22:43 PM
Original Release
11/29/2017
Last Major Release
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The State Coordinating Officer oversees all aspects of state and federally declared disasters
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed 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. Supervises the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 State Coordinating Officer 2. Oversees all aspects of state and federally declared disasters 3. Is the principal point of contact for coordination of state and local disaster relief activities and implementation of the state emergency plan 4. Establishes and maintains contact with FEMA/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership, including the Director of Disaster Operations (DDO), regional administrator, Federal Coordinating Officer, and Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator 5. Establishes and maintains contact with the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR), cabinet officials, local and state elected officials, and the State Emergency Management Director (Note: The State Coordinating Officer may also serve as the GAR and the State Emergency Management Director simultaneously) 6. Establishes and leads the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) in determining joint incident objectives and priorities throughout the operation 7. Oversees budget and expenditures to ensure stewardship of the public trust and disaster operations’ effectiveness 8. Approves overarching strategy for disaster response operations 9. Approves Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA) plans 10. Directs the Command and General Staff to develop necessary plans
Type 2The State Coordinating Officer: 1. Is the deputy State Coordinating Officer, supporting the NIMS Type 1 State Coordinating Officer 2. Coordinates state and local disaster assistance efforts 3. Helps Command and General Staff develop plans 4. Assists in establishing the UCG 5. Helps oversee budget and expenditures to ensure stewardship of the public trust and disaster operations’ effectiveness 6. Appraises the most urgently needed types of assistance 7. Develops a plan for managing the incident and establishing the Joint Field Office (JFO) 8. Ensures the management of media, community, and other external relationships to communicate the availability of assistance to applicants and the general public
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Training1. Governor may specify alternate training upon appointment of State Coordinating Officer. 2. Identified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-0029: Public Information Officer Awareness 2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-0702.a: National Incident Management System Public Information Systems 6. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 7. IS-706: National Incident Management System Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction 8. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 9. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework Overview 10. E/L 0208: State Coordinating Officer, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type1 State Coordinating Officer, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Additional executive leadership experience
Type 21. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 State Coordinating Officer, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Executive leadership experience
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions. 2. Governor may specify alternate physical/medical fitness requirements upon appointment of State Coordinating Officer.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position deploys intrastate but not interstate
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for State Coordinating Officer, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016