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ID
2-509-1439
Name
Rapid Needs Assessment Technical Specialist (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:19:27 PM
Released
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA) Technical Specialist conducts rapid assessment of life safety issues, critical infrastructure, and human needs, such as provision of utilities, potable water, and road blockages
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Rapid Needs Assessment Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The RNA Technical Specialist: 1. Conducts rapid assessment of life safety issues, critical infrastructure, and human needs, such as provision of utilities, potable water, and road blockages 2. Manages and reports collected assessment data 3. Prepares documentation necessary for continuing response operations
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-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 3. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Comprehensive knowledge of the RNA process 2. Extensive knowledge of issues affecting life safety, critical infrastructure, and human needs 3. General knowledge of design, construction, and maintenance of critical infrastructure facilities 4. General knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) 5. Ability to use word processing, data management, finance, and scheduling software Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Rapid Needs Assessment Technical Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience in emergency management or public safety
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate
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
1257
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Rapid Needs Assessment Team
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Rapid Needs Assessment Technical 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
FEMA, Rapid Needs Assessment Team in Federal Disasters Operations Field Operations Guide, April 2001