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ID
10-509-1464
Name
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Section Chief
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
2/3/2022 1:09:39 PM
Original Release
08/10/2021
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Community Resilience
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Section Chief is a volunteer who is responsible for a specific functional area within the CERT
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 CERT Section Chief is a volunteer who: 1. Is trained to perform the duties of an Incident Command System (ICS) command function for the CERT during a CERT response 2. Is responsible for a specific functional area within the CERT, such as Operations, Planning/Intelligence or Logistics 3. Assigns activities and accounts for team volunteers within the functional area 4. Is trained according to standard operating procedures that the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has developed
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingAny additional training beyond Basic CERT is supplemental
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers 4. IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management 5. IS-315: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS) 6. IS-505: Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster 7. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 8. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 9. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 10. Minimum of 18 hours of CERT Basic Training Course 11. Specific section training, as the AHJ determines
ExperienceThe AHJ documents and validates knowledge, skills and abilities.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Understanding of the functions of a Section Chief 2. Understanding of the functions of the assigned functional area: Experience: Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) CERT Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation
PHYSICAL / MEDICAL FITNESSNIMS Guideline for the NQS defines physical/medical fitness levels for NQS positions
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every two years 2. The provider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include the following: background check currency within 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state and national criminal and driving history
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs
This position can be deployed outside the home jurisdiction
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Notes
References
Reference
1. FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Community Emergency Response Team Section Chief 2. FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017 3. FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017 4. FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019 5. FEMA, CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, latest edition adopted