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Public Works Systems Technician
3/16/2021 8:52:46 AM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Public Works Systems Technician operates, maintains and troubleshoots various types of control systems.
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 Public Works Systems Technician provides technical support for systems such as: 1. Energy management control systems 2. Utility control systems 3. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems 4. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) building automation controls 5. Traffic management systems
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-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of recent experience in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting various types of control systems
Physical/Medical Fitness1. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines physical/medical fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE is mission specific and may vary by work environment; it includes hard hats, safety-toe boots, reflective vests, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Currently works in this position in a municipal, county, state, tribal or territorial public works department
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1License or certification in accordance with applicable regulations, based on incident needs
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
Requestor specifies necessary systems, specialties and certifications, such as Certified Automation Professional (CAP) or Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST), based on incident needs.
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019