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ID
2-509-1432
Name
Intelligence/Investigations Section Chief (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:15:41 PM
Released
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Intelligence and Information Sharing
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Intelligence/Investigations (I/I) Section Chief coordinates intelligence and investigation efforts
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Coordinates intelligence and investigation efforts at the local, state, tribal, or territorial level, or across jurisdictions
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Develops and implements a transition plan based on escalating incident complexity
Type 3The I/I Section Chief: 1. Coordinates intelligence and investigation efforts at a local level or within a single jurisdiction 2. Manages and coordinates all I/I functions in response to a major or complex criminal event 3. Ensures coordination between all groups within the I/I Section and other Incident Management Team (IMT) or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) sections 4. Ensures use of appropriate protocols for handling sensitive or classified information 5. Supervises and configures section to support operations with branches, divisions, and groups as necessary
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Not Specified
Training1. For Type 2, recommend National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S-420 Command and General Staff training or an equivalent team training. 2. For Type 1, recommend NWCG S-520 Advanced Incident Management training or equivalent team training. 3. Identified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completion 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. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 5. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 6. IS-706: National Incident Management System Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction 7. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 8. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview 9. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface 10. United States Fire Administration (USFA) 0305 Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Team Course
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Intelligence/Investigation Section Chief, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Successful performance as a NIMS Type 2 I/I Section Chief
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 Intelligence/Investigation Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Successful performance as a NIMS Type 3 I/I Section Chief
Type 3Experience: 1. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 3 Intelligence/Investigations Section Chief, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Experience managing personnel involved in investigations or intelligence operations
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsMaintains the appropriate security clearance level to handle sensitive and classified materials
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications or security clearance 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
1236
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Intelligence/Investigations Section Chief, 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
National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide (FOG), October 2013