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ID
12-509-1238
Name
Public Health Systems Assessment Specialist
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
10/15/2020 12:24:06 PM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
10/15/2020
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Public Health Systems Assessment Specialist provides disaster assessment of public health infrastructure and public health disaster services
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Public Health and Medical Systems Assessment Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Public Health Systems Assessment Specialist: 1. Provides disaster assessment of public health infrastructure and public health disaster services, including: a. Epidemiological services b. Environmental health services c. Community health services d. Food safety 2. Is responsible for assessing public health essential services and continuity of operations 3. Is responsible for assessing community coordination of public health services
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Public Health or related field
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800.: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens 8. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training (minimum four hours)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge to evaluate life safety 2. Knowledge to evaluate services for populations with access and functional needs Experience: Four years of experience in a public health setting, such as a public health response team, or a setting that includes emergency response duties, such as a hospital, health system, agency, health department, or service commensurate with the mission assignment
Physical/Medical Fitness1. PPE is mission-specific and may vary by working environment, including protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposures, eye and hearing protection, respirators, gloves, and masks. 2. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 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 recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
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. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
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 may specify any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and requirements
1194
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Health and Medical Systems Assessment Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted