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ID
2-509-1382
Name
Technical Specialist - Unmanned Aircraft System
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
1/4/2019 5:00:30 PM
Original Release
06/19/2018
Last Major Release
01/04/2019
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Technical Specialist–Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) provides technical support to the UAS Team, including managing data recording equipment and software, managing communications systems and frequencies, and maintaining documentation in the appropriate chain of custody.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Unmanned Aircraft System Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The UAS: 1. Ensures that data recording and streaming equipment is operational preflight, during flight, and post-flight to achieve the mission objectives 2. Works with the Air Tactical Group Supervisor to ensure that the UAS operational control frequencies do not conflict with other UAS in the flight area 3. Performs preflight and post-flight safety and security checks of on-board data gathering and streaming equipment 4. Communicates safety, hazards, needs, and concerns relating to data gathering and streaming equipment to the flight observer 5. Maintains the flow of streamed data to the receiver while the aircraft is in flight 6. Ensures that backup recording devices are operational before launch 7. Checks data recorded, creates backup copy, and forwards original to designated operations and planning authorities 8. Documents the chain of custody for information gathered from the aircraft
Components
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 5. Hazardous materials awareness training, such as: a. Training in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, OR b. IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials, AND IS-3: Radiological Emergency Management
ExperienceThe AHJ may accept documentation of equivalent military experience.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge: Competency with remote sensing technologies such as photogrammetry, live video, lidar, and thermal imaging Experience: Provides Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) with documentation of successful participation in a drill, functional or full-scale exercise, or actual incident within the past two years
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Performs duties under moderate 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 this position during an 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
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
757
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Unmanned Aircraft System Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Remote Pilot in Command
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Joint Order (JO) 7200.23: Air Traffic Organization Policy, October 2016
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 107: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, latest edition adopted
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted