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Missing Persons Group Supervisor (NQS)
11/7/2019 4:16:51 PM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Missing Persons Group Supervisor coordinates and manages Missing Persons Group functions
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
Type Description
Type 1The Missing Persons Group Supervisor: 1. Coordinates and manages Missing Persons Group functions to ensure resources, such as personnel, facilities, equipment, and missing persons management systems, are adequate to accomplish the missing persons mission 2. Maintains an operational picture, including the number of potential, confirmed, and found missing persons 3. Coordinates with other Intelligence and Investigations (I/I) groups 4. Supervises and configures the group to support operations as necessary
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: 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-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 7. E/L 0960: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Division / Group Supervisor Course 8. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the various policies, laws, investigative systems, and databases in conducting missing person investigations 2. Knowledge of the missing person investigation processes to locate and identify people using data, records, DNA reference samples, investigative evidence, and multi-media evidence 3. Understanding of legal, privacy, and ethical issues related to gathering and sharing missing person information 4. Knowledge of the methods, tools, and techniques in missing persons investigations, including the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), AMBER Alert, Project Lifesaver, Silver Alert, Medic Alert, and global positioning system (GPS) locators Experience: 1. Successful completion of National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Missing Persons Group Supervisor, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience supervising or managing missing person investigations
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 five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
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
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Missing Persons Group Supervisor, 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
FEMA, National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide (FOG), October 2013
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Missing Persons: Volunteers Supporting Law Enforcement, January 2010