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ID
7-509-1453
Name
Pipeline Inspector
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
10/13/2020 9:00:00 AM
Original Release
10/13/2020
Last Major Release
10/13/2020
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Pipeline Inspector performs pipeline safety compliance inspections, evaluates pipeline operators, and investigates pipeline failures to increase the security of pipeline infrastructure
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. Has supervisory oversight responsibilities 2. Leads on-site inspections and investigations of pipeline facilities involved in major accidents or failures 3. Leads studies and provides engineering analyses of pipeline safety issues 4. Monitors and analyzes program performance to determine trends, assess safety and integrity levels, and uncover necessary program policy changes 5. Proposes or develops changes to pipeline safety compliance program policies, practices, and guidance
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. Conducts safety program reviews 2. Provides technical assistance to help resolve issues arising in the administration of the safety compliance program 3. Interprets and applies regulations and monitoring requirements to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of gas and liquid pipeline systems 4. Identifies potential areas for improvement in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of gas and liquid pipeline systems
Type 31. Conducts engineering analyses and evaluations of potential pipeline regulatory deficiencies 2. Performs field surveys and investigations to determine condition of pipeline facilities 3. Reviews the design and specifications of pipeline systems under construction or repair to ensure conformance with safety regulations; tasks may include the following: a. Evaluating projects to assess compliance with state safety regulations b. Ensuring that maintenance and repair schedules and procedures conform to safety requirements
Components
Component Notes  
EducationExperience can substitute for education at the discretion of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical science, or related area
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completion 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 5. Training in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Training and Qualification Standards
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of risk management, pipeline integrity management, and management systems principles and practices 2. Knowledge of emergency response procedures 3. Knowledge of pipeline safety laws Experience: Three additional years of experience in the design or construction of pipeline facilities or structures
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of trends and conditions in the pipeline industry 2. Knowledge of laws and regulations that define the pipeline safety program Experience: One additional year of experience in the design or construction of pipeline facilities or structures
Type 3Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of pipeline industry practice and operations relating to safety regulations and compliance Experience: One year of experience in the design or construction of pipeline facilities or structures
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 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 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Moderate 2. Is able to work while wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Currently functions in this position
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Type 3Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies any advanced levels or specific qualifications necessary based on incident needs
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Training and Qualification Standards, latest edition adopted