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ID
5-509-1401
Name
Virtual Operations Support Team Administrator
Status
Published
Updated
7/2/2019 9:03:36 AM
Released
07/02/2019
Resource Category
Communications
Primary Core Capability
Operational Communications
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) Administrator ensures that a VOST meets all administrative guidelines necessary to function seamlessly within the incident
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Virtual Operations Support Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The VOST Administrator: 1. Participates under the supervision of an AHJ, typically within the Public Information/External Affairs Section of the Incident Command System 2. Ensures that the VOST meet the background and credentialing standards of the AHJ 3. Identifies and sets up the proper time reporting standards for the VOST 4. Provides just-in-time training (JITT) to the VOST 5. Ensures connectivity between AHJ and VOST Leader 6. Coordinates and delivers After Action Review (AAR) of VOST performance post-incident to the AHJ
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: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of the Incident Command System 2. Understanding of FEMA Cost Recovery Process Experience One year of demonstrable experience working with emergency management or administering a volunteer program in emergency management
Physical/Medical FitnessNational Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Function in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every year
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 working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position may be pre-existing within a jurisdiction that has already developed a VOST
This position typically deploys and works under the supervision of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
1000
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Virtual Operations Support Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Virtual Operations Support Team Leader
FEMA NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017