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ID
9-509-1330
Name
Mass Care Specialist
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
5/22/2020 11:17:48 AM
Original Release
04/06/2018
Last Major Release
05/22/2020
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Mass Care Specialist performs a wide range of duties in shelters, kitchens, on mobile distribution vehicles, at distribution sites, in warehouses, and at other mass care/emergency assistance (MC/EA) sites
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
such as Evacuation Coordination Team, Shelter Management Team, or Shelter Resident Services Team)
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
such as Feeding Services Unit)
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Type 1 Mass Care Specialist is a mass care generalist and: 1. Performs a wide range of duties and operates proficiently in support of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) operations, such as: a. Feeding b. Reception center c. Respite d. Sheltering e. Distribution f. Evacuation g. Reunification 2. Works in shelters, in kitchens, on mobile distribution vehicles, at distribution sites, in warehouses, and at other MC/EA sites designated by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) 3. Performs specialty MC/EA functions, such as safe food handling for feeding operations.
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-26: Guide to Points of Distribution, or equivalent 2. IS-27: Orientation to FEMA Logistics 3. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 4. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 5. IS-405: Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance 6. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 7. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 8. American Red Cross, Shelter Operations and Simulation, or equivalent 9. American Red Cross, Basic Food Safety Training, or equivalent 10. American Red Cross, Feeding Fundamentals, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of MC/EA services 2. Ability to perform basic MC/EA duties safely and with minimum supervision 3. Flexibility in job assignments Experience: 1. Successfully supported mass care operations during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to lift up to 50 pounds (lbs.)
Currency1. Type 1 Mass Care Specialists meet Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) badging requirements. 2. The provider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include the following: background check currency within 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national criminal and driving 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
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor indicates desired training or experience when ordering for duties that require special skills
Requestor may specify any additional qualifications necessary based on incident complexity and needs
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS 508: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Distribution of Emergency Supplies Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donated Goods Warehouse Management Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 508: Donations Coordination Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Coordination Task Force Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Donations Specialist
FEMA, NIMS 508: Drive-Through Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Feeding Services Unit
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mass Evacuee Support Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Mobile Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Pedestrian Point of Distribution Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Shelter Facility Selection Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Shelter Facilities Support Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Shelter Management Team
FEMA, NIMS 508: Shelter Resident Services Team
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
FEMA and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Guide to Points of Distribution, January 2009
American Red Cross, Bulk Distribution Handbook, 2013
National Mass Care Council, Shelter Guidance Aid and Shelter Staffing Matrix, October 2010
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.178(l): Powered Industrial Trucks, latest edition adopted
USACE, Local Distribution Point Planning for Commodities, June 2005