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ID
9-509-1431
Name
Human Services Recovery Support Specialist (NQS)
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
11/7/2019 4:13:10 PM
Original Release
11/07/2019
Last Major Release
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Human Services Recovery Support Specialist assists emergency management agencies with claims for human services assistance
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Human Services Recovery Support 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. Functions as the team leader 2. Provides management assistance to emergency management agencies pertaining to claims for human services assistance
Type 2The Human Services Recovery Support Specialist supports the team leader in providing assistance to emergency management agencies with claims for human services assistance
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
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 5. IS-2900: National Disaster Recovery Framework Overview
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to assign and delegate work to subordinates or team personnel 2. Ability to work with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other volunteer organizations Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Type 1 Human Services Recovery Support Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Experience performing NIMS Type 2 Human Services Recovery Support Specialist duties 3. Supervisory experience as AHJ specifies
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 Human Services Recovery Support Specialist, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2. Ability to provide guidance, evaluate appropriate referrals, and maintain confidentiality 3. Ability to perform case management and training functions
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified The NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Moderate 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations for emergency responders
CurrencyProvider 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 criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Keeps immunizations up to date commensurate with mission assignment 3. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Not 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
1233
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Human Services Recovery Support Team
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Human Services Recovery Support 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
FEMA, National Disaster Recovery Framework, June 2016
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended
Title 44 CFR: Emergency Management and Assistance, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders