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ID
14-509-1198
Name
Geographic Information Systems Field Data Entry Technician
Status
Published
Updated
2/15/2020 9:53:40 PM
Released
11/20/2017
Resource Category
Geographic Info Systems and Info Technology
Primary Core Capability
Planning
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Field Data Entry Technician collects data using mobile data collection devices
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
GIS Field Data Collection Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Type 1 GIS Field Data Entry Technician is responsible for gathering location-based data from the field to support an incident using mobile data collection devices that are Global Positioning System (GPS) capable.
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingAdditional incident-specific training may be needed based on the characterization of the threat or hazard.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction 4. IS-922: Applications of GIS for Emergency Managers
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge: Use common location reference systems to include: United States National Grid (USNG), latitude/longitude, and other appropriate location languages in support of disaster operations Abilities: 1. Locate and navigate to features using a paper map and compass 2. Use and maintain mobile data collection devices such as mobile smart phones, tablet-based hardware, laptops, GPS enabled devices, GPS field data collectors, and GPS enabled cameras 3. Edit geometry of a point, line, and polygon 4. Edit attributes of a lay of GIS data 5. Add data including multiple file formats from different physical sources Experience: Three months of practical experience with GPS capable mobile data collection devices
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Logistics for deploying this positions such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, meals should be discussed prior to deployment of this resource.
1120
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509-14: GIS Field Data Collection Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, latest edition adopted