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ID
10-509-1398
Name
Incident/Exercise Evaluator (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
7/2/2019 9:09:25 AM
Original Release
07/02/2019
Last Major Release
07/02/2019
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
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
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 1The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Incident/Exercise Evaluator: 1. Serves as an incident/exercise lead evaluator 2. Leads and supervises a team of NIMS Type 2 and Type 3 Incident/Exercise Evaluators, managing a comprehensive data collection and analysis effort 3. Creates a data collection and evaluation plan (including Exercise Evaluation Guides [EEG]), integrates evaluation components into overall incident/exercise response plan, and trains evaluation team 4. Aggregates all evaluation data, compares it to performance objectives and core capabilities, and performs and reviews root-cause analyses 5. Facilitates incident/exercise hot washes or debriefings, eliciting feedback and input from all types of personnel 6. Serves as lead author for after-action report and other required evaluation documents, diplomatically conveying complex, potentially sensitive issues
Type 2The NIMS Type 2 Incident/Exercise Evaluator: 1. Serves as an incident/exercise evaluator 2. Observes and collects qualitative and quantitative information during an incident or exercise 3. Synthesizes collected data, evaluates observations against performance standards, and assesses activities and observations to identify strengths and areas for improvement 4. Performs root-cause analyses on issues 5. Leads and directs assigned NIMS Type 3 and other NIMS Type 2 Incident/Exercise Evaluators to accomplish objectives and desired outcomes
Type 3The NIMS Type 3 Incident/Exercise Evaluator: 1. Serves as an incident/exercise data collector 2. Observes the incident or exercise and takes detailed notes on actions to inform evaluation efforts 3. Supports exercise safety and security monitoring and reporting
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
TrainingPersonnel may need additional training based on the nature/specialization of the incident or exercise
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. IS-235: Emergency Planning 2. E/L/K0146: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. IS-130: How to Be an Exercise Evaluator 2. IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3. IS-2500: National Prevention Framework, An Introduction 4. IS-2600: National Protection Framework, An Introduction 5. IS-2700: National Mitigation Framework, An Introduction 6. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview
Type 3Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-120: An Introduction to Exercises 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Type 1 Incident/Exercise Evaluator, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience as a NIMS Type 2 Incident/Exercise Evaluator for more than two incidents or exercises
Type 21. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 Incident/Exercise Evaluator, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Experience as a NIMS Type 3 Incident/Exercise Evaluator for more than two incidents or exercises
Type 3Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 3 Incident/Exercise Evaluator, or equivalent AHJ documentation
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every year
Type 3Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not 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
The position typically works a single shift of 8 to 12 hours; if deployed to provide longer-term evaluation support for an incident or exercise, then evaluators are self-sustainable for 72 hours, are deployable for up to 14 days, and can work longer shifts
Requestor specifies functional expertise necessary based on the incident or exercise
994
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Incident/Exercise Evaluator, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), April 2013
FEMA, National Preparedness Goal, September 2015
FEMA, National Disaster Recovery Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Mitigation Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Prevention Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Protection Framework, June 2016
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016