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Transportation Specialist
1/4/2019 5:01:16 PM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Transportation Specialist coordinates transportation-related resources for evacuation
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Evacuation Coordination Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Transportation Specialist: 1. Evaluates transportation infrastructure systems for operability 2. Develops and implements a transportation infrastructure restoration plan 3. Coordinates with public and private entities to restore transportation infrastructure 4. Establishes objectives and goals for evacuation and re-entry operations 5. Identifies available transportation resources related to evacuation needs, including human capital, transportation assets, and fuel, to effectively move impacted populations to safety 6. Develops plan to staff, stage, deploy, and monitor progress of transportation resources 7. Coordinates with Traffic Control Specialist, Mass Care Specialist, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, and information technology specialist to identify optimal transportation routes, giving consideration to locations of pick-up points, reception centers, and shelters 8. Coordinates with Mass Care Specialist to accommodate impacted populations, including individuals with access and functional needs (AFN); also develops estimates of households with pets 9. Works with key local, regional, state, and Federal transportation partners to establish and implement effective transportation strategies 10. Coordinates with Public Information Officer to establish talking points related to transportation infrastructure, evacuation routes, and available transportation resources
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
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: Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Three years of experience in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operations in a state or local role during three or more EOC evacuation exercise activations or during one lengthy real-world activation (at least one week), involving transportation resource logistics 2. Experience with multi-jurisdictional, interagency communication coordination
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Performs duties under light circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in an evacuation position during a multi-operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
The position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
FEMA, NIMS 508: Evacuation Coordination Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Evacuation Coordination Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Public Information Officer
FEMA, NIMS 509: Traffic Control Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Care Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Geographic Information Systems Specialist
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017