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ID
5-509-1402
Name
Virtual Operations Support Team Leader
Status
Published
Updated
7/2/2019 9:03:55 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) Leader supervises the Virtual Operations Support Team
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 Leader: 1. Supervises overall team operations, just-in-time training (JITT), and the assessment process 2. Compiles and coordinates team information; relays information and recommendations to Incident Command as necessary 3. Ensures the health, safety, and performance of team members 4. Coordinates administrative documentation necessary to document hours of support provided by VOST Members
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-42: Social Media in Emergency Management 2. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 3. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of social media platform capabilities 2. Knowledge of cyber security hygiene practices 3. Ability to explore and gather information from all types of social media platforms Experience 1. One year of participation as a VOST Member or management experience, including two years of supervisory experience, in an emergency management agency or public safety agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment. 2. Two years of demonstrable experience using or monitoring social media during crisis or emergency management situations.
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
Requestor may order the VOST Leader be on-site with the requestor based on specialties necessary for incident and value of proximity to the emergency response incident
Requestor should appoint or identify VOST Administrator within the emergency response who will serve as the administrator and communications touchpoint for the VOST Leader; negotiate the VOST mission parameters with the VOST Leader; collect outputs/products of the VOST; and administratively connect team to ensure properly recorded hours of service
10011001
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, 508: NIMS Virtual Operations Support Team
FEMA, 509: Virtual Operations Support Team Administrator
FEMA, 509: Virtual Operations Support Team Member
FEMA NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017