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ID
9-509-1283
Name
Donations Specialist (NQS)
Status
Published
Updated
11/7/2019 4:06:59 PM
Released
11/10/2017
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Donations Specialist helps create and implement the volunteer and donations portion of the operations plan and helps manage the flow of donated goods, funds, and services
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Donations Coordination Task Force or Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Donations Specialist reports to the Donations Coordination Task Force Leader, Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team Leader, Donations Call Center Supervisor, or other designated supervisor, and performs the following functions: 1. Helps create and implement the volunteer and donations portion of the operations plan 2. Helps manage the flow of donated goods, funds, and services during the response and recovery phases 3. Maintains open communication, such as via conference calls and e-mail, with the appropriate stakeholders, including representatives of Federal, state, local, and tribal governments, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), community-based organizations, and the private sector 4. Assists the Donations Call Center Supervisor, if activated, and supports call center operations 5. Offers logistical support, such as transportation to and from the local warehouse, and secures facility space, equipment, and supplies 6. Supports donations coordination functions as requested by the Donations Coordination Task Force Leader
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-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers 3. IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Familiarity with private, public, and Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) donations management processes at Federal, tribal, state, and local levels 2. Ability to support the Donations Coordination Task Force Leader in executing donations management agreements 3. Familiarity with the function of long-term recovery committees Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Donations Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience supporting donation coordination in disasters or planned events 3. Experience working with VOAD on donations management
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Arduous
Currency1. The Donations Specialist meets AHJ badging requirements. 2. Provider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donations Coordination Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 508: Drive-Through Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mobile Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Call Center Supervisor
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Coordination Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Mass Care Specialist
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Donations Specialist, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016