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Generator Support Team Leader - Water Sector Infrastructure
11/5/2019 9:34:42 AM
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Generator Support Team Leader – Water Sector Infrastructure oversees the field teams responsible for assessing, deploying, rotating, operating, fueling, and maintaining emergency power generators
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 Generator Support Team Leader – Water Sector Infrastructure: 1. Oversees the assessment, deployment, operations, maintenance, fueling, and rotation of deployed emergency support generators 2. Develops generator rotation plans to minimize generator requests
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 1Advanced knowledge of engines (such as gas, diesel, natural gas, and propane), generators, variable frequency drive units, switchgear, and troubleshooting techniques
Physical/Medical Fitness1. 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 protective footwear, arc flash protective clothing for skin exposure, 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 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 Certifications1. Requestor determines reciprocity or equivalency with the providing jurisdiction before deployment. 2. Requestor identifies jurisdiction-specific transportation and environmental certifications or requirements, such as hazardous materials (HAZMAT) or fuel transport license endorsement.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Journeyman electrician license
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, safety, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor can order this position as a single resource to manage a group of Generator Support Teams
FEMA, NIMS 508: Generator Support Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, latest edition adopted
NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, latest edition adopted