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ID
14-509-1323
Name
Geographic Information Systems Specialist (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:12:24 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) Specialist coordinates to prepare incident maps and displays by collecting and interpreting information
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Incident Management Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The GIS Specialist: 1. Participates in functional area briefings and after action reports 2. Defines, implements, and maintains a daily archival process 3. Provides written documentation, digital data, and products developed during the incident to the Documentation Unit and others 4. Assists in producing incident products by completing digital analysis 5. Develops, updates, and maintains metadata 6. Coordinates with Situation or Situational Awareness Unit Leader to prepare incident maps and displays by collecting and interpreting information 7. Produces and updates digital maps within established guidelines and time frames using NIMS symbols
Components
Component Notes  
EducationGIS-related education comes in a variety of formats, including GIS certificates, GIS degrees, and GIS on-the-job training.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
TrainingIdentified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 3. E/L 0190: ARC GIS for Emergency Managers 4. E/L 0313: Basic Hazus Multi-Hazard, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Geographic Information Systems Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
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 three years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
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: Incident Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Situation Unit Leader
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Geographic Information Systems Specialist, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016