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ID
12-509-1268
Name
Fatality Management DNA Collection Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
1/16/2020 3:26:09 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) DNA Collection Specialist oversees the DNA collection function at the temporary morgue and serves as lead for the DNA station
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM DNA Collection Specialist: 1. Oversees the DNA collection function at the temporary morgue and serves as Lead for the DNA station 2. Assists in the victim identification process by collecting biological material from human remains for DNA testing 3. Coordinates with the Morgue Forensic Team Leader, Medical Examiner, or Coroner to determine biological material sampling requirements and the appropriate methods for collecting and transferring specimens to the DNA laboratory, using chain of custody protocols as the Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) sets forth 4. Selects best specimen from human remains and fragmentary human remains 5. Transfers biological specimens to DNA laboratory 6. Reports directly to the FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, biological/health science, or related degree (such as law enforcement) required for a DNA Criminalist
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: Annual Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheet proficiency Experience: Two years of experience as a Criminalist or Investigator providing forensic DNA services to a medical examiner office, coroner system, forensic laboratory, or law enforcement agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Performs duties with exposure to whole and fragmented human remains in various stages of decomposition 3. Performs duties with sights and smells associated with death, including seeing children as victims, grieving survivors, and family members of missing victims 4. 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
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 two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1A training certificate or other documentation related to forensic science, health science, or law enforcement, sufficient to perform the duties of this position
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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Human Remains Recovery Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protections, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted