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ID
12-509-1242
Name
Epidemiological Information Technology Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 2:45:53 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Epidemiological Information Technology Specialist provides information technology support for epidemiological responses
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Epidemiological Response Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Epidemiological Information Technology Specialist: 1. Sets up and manages epidemiological hardware and software applications 2. Interfaces with laboratories and other sources of technical data for the epidemiological investigation
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor's degree with formal education in information technology (IT)
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. 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
ExperienceEpi Info is a suite of public domain software tools the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed and provides on their website.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of public health databases 2. Ability to use software such as spreadsheets, word processing, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Epi Info 3. Knowledge of working in clean and contaminated areas Experience: 1. Inputting and analyzing surveillance data in a public health setting 2. Using online public health databases, GIS, and additional epidemiologic or surveillance software, such as Epi Info
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 working environment, including protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposures, eye and hearing protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
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 CDC’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. Immunizations up-to-date commensurate with mission assignment 3. 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
1338
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Epidemiological Response Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, 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