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ID
12-509-1049
Name
Environmental Health Team Leader
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 2:42:09 PM
Released
03/04/2008
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Environmental Response/Health and Safety
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Environmental Health Team Leader supervises the Environmental Health Team
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Environmental Health Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Environmental Health Team Leader: 1. Supervises overall team operations and the assessment process 2. Compiles and coordinates team information; relays information and recommendations to incident command as necessary
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor of science degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, public health, biology, biomedical sciences, natural science, physical science, engineering, industrial hygiene, or related field
TrainingNot Specified
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. ICS-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 6. Training in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Three years of experience, including two years of supervisory experience, in a public health program or public health agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE 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 11. Arduous 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 3. 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. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsProfessional or specialty certification/license may include Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Registered Hazardous Substances Specialist (RHSS), and Certified Professional-Food Safety (CP-FS), or Registered Sanitarian (RS).
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Relevant Environmental Health professional certification or license of legal authority to function in the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), if applicable; granting entity may include state, District of Columbia, tribe, U.S. territory, or professional organization
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
1100
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Environmental Health Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Environmental Health Specialist
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders