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ID
7-509-1422
Name
Water Operations Team Leader
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
11/5/2019 9:50:22 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 Water Operations Team Leader directs and manages the repair, restoration, and operations of water 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 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. Manages a group of water treatment and distribution facilities, including overseeing staff rotations, facilitating supply requests, and coordinating additional relevant resources 2. Oversees response operations for groups of repair and start-up teams, including overseeing staff rotations, prioritizing repair needs, facilitating supply requests, and coordinating additional relevant resources 3. Communicates with the established command structure and emergency operations center (EOC), as necessary
Type 2The Water Operations Team Leader: 1. Operates and maintains water infrastructure facilities 2. Directs and supervises the work of other operators, as necessary
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 2. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents
Type 2Completion 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 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Demonstrated operational leadership experience in water operations
Type 2Advanced knowledge of water operations
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 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Moderate 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate PPE
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions 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 level of distribution or treatment certification necessary for the assignment. 2. AHJ determines reciprocity or equivalency with the providing jurisdiction before deployment.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not 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; Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure; Repair and Start-Up Team Water Pump Facilities – Water Production; Repair Team – Water Distribution System; Repair and Start-Up Team – Water Treatment Facility; 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 water operations skills necessary, such as production or distribution
Requestor and provider discuss safety and work environment prior to deployment
Requestor specifies water source and type, and any necessary certifications, such as Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) or operator certifications
Requestor specifies personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, reflective vests, eye protection, ear protection, and other equipment, based on incident conditions
1180
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Operations Team – Water Treatment Facility
FEMA, NIMS 508: Plant Utility Control Systems Team – Water Sector Infrastructure
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: 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