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ID
7-509-1420
Name
Utility Worker Specialist - Water Sector Infrastructure
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
11/5/2019 9:44:46 AM
Original Release
11/05/2019
Last Major Release
11/05/2019
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure supports the repair, restoration, and operation of water/wastewater infrastructure systems and facilities
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
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure supports the repair, restoration, and operation of water/wastewater facilities and systems
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-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
ExperienceAuthority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) determines the necessary experience level based on response needs.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Knowledge of water/wastewater system operations 2. Knowledge of operating characteristics and safety procedures for equipment operation 3. Knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment typically used in maintenance or construction 4. Knowledge of hazards and safety measures related to the work assignment
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, 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) 3. Is able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
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. Certification varies from state to state; AHJ specifies the type and level of certification necessary for the assignment based on skillset—such as operator certification, journeyman license, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) mechanic certification, or electrician's license. 2. AHJ determines reciprocity or equivalency with the providing jurisdiction before deployment.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
This position can be ordered in conjunction with a National Incident Management System (NIMS) typed team (Operations Team – Water Treatment Facility; Operations Team – Wastewater Treatment Facility; Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure; Repair and Start-Up Team Lift and Pump Stations – Wastewater Facility; Repair and Start-Up Team Water Pump Facilities – Water Production; Repair Team – Water Distribution System; Repair and Start-Up Team – Water Treatment Facility; Repair and Start-Up Team – Wastewater Treatment Facility; Repair Team Sewer Mains – Wastewater; Sewer System Closed Circuit Television Team – Wastewater; System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution; Water Main Leak Locating Team – Water Distribution)
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, safety, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies the types of skills or skilled workers necessary, such as mechanic (engine, pump, or machinist), electrician, welder, repair technician (distribution, production, collections, treatment, or radio), field sampling, or other water/wastewater skills
Requestor and provider discuss safety and work environment prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Operations Team – Water Treatment Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Operations Team – Wastewater Treatment Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair and Start-Up Team Lift and Pump Stations – Wastewater Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair and Start-Up Team Water Pump Facilities – Water Production
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair Team – Water Distribution System
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair and Start-Up Team – Water Treatment Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair and Start-Up Team – Wastewater Treatment Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair Team Sewer Mains – Wastewater
FEMA, NIMS 508: Sewer System Closed Circuit Television Team – Wastewater
FEMA, NIMS 508: System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution
FEMA, NIMS 508: Water Main Leak Locating Team – Water Distribution
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016