U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: EOC Operations Section Chief (See Definition Below)
Category: Command & Control
Kind: Personnel
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Experience, Training, and Comprehension

Supervisory role in Operations Section in 3 or more federally declared disaster situations in different States. Has organized and supervised subunits of Section in a federally and/or non-federally declared disaster. Has extensive experience and training in IC system

Supervisory role in Operations Section in a federally declared disaster situation in home and/or other State. Has organized and supervised subunits of Section in a non-federally declared disaster in home State. Has experience and training in IC system

Training and/or experience in Operations for non-federally declared disaster situations in home State. Has training in IC system

 
Equipment  

Laptop with wireless Internet capabilities; Satellite/cell phone; Standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

Laptop with Internet capabilities; Satellite/cell phone; Standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

Equipment provided by requesting State: Laptop, comm., and standardized forms commonly used in the execution of this function

 

Comments:

Individual at the EOC responsible for managing tactical operations at the incident site directed toward reducing the immediate hazard, saving lives and property, establishing situation control, and restoring normal conditions; responsible for the delivery and coordination of disaster assistance programs and services, including emergency assistance, human services assistance, and infrastructure assistance; and oversight of subunits of Operations Section, including Branches (up to 5), Division/Groups (up to 25) and Resources as warranted. (See Figure 1.) The Operations Section Chief directly manages all incident tactical activities and implements the IAP. The Operations Section Chief may have one or more deputies (preferably from other agencies in multijurisdictional incidents). Deputies will be qualified to a similar level as the Operations Section Chief. An Operations Section Chief should be designated for each operational period and will have direct involvement in the preparation of the IAP for the period of responsibility.

Source: National Incident Management System, March 2004

Figure 1



National Mutual Aid & Resource Management Initiative
Emergency Management