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ID
5-509-1403
Name
Virtual Operations Support Team Member
Status
Published
Updated
7/2/2019 9:04:14 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) Member completes missions for 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 Member: 1. Participates under the supervision of a VOST Leader 2. Monitors and filters social media 3. Uses keywords, geographic coordinates, and Boolean math to specify search results 4. Conducts research of the affected incident location to determine where the local community communicates on social media 5. Contributes to social listening reports 6. Completes other tasks and missions as assigned 7. Compiles and coordinates team information; relays information and escalation recommendations to the VOST Leader as necessary
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-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Understanding of basic social media platforms, including short messaging, large community, and picture- or video-based platforms 2. Ability to adapt quickly and learn other social platforms during the scope of a mission Experience 1. One year of demonstrable experience using or monitoring social media
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
This position typically is not deployed to the field and works under the supervision of a VOST Leader; this position works from remote locations, checks in to a mission with the team leader and tracks time while working in conjunction with deployed missions
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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