The Logistics Section Chief is responsible for managing the Logistics function of the  Task Force and supervising the Task Force Logistics Specialist, Communications Specialist, Support Specialist, Medical Unit, Communications Unit and other personnel as assigned. The Logistics Section Chief reports directly to the Task Force Leader.

Individuals who meet the following requirements and criteria will be eligible to become Logistics Section Chief. The intent of these requirements is to select functional managers capable of effectively managing and supervising the logistical component in the urban disaster environment. The requirements and criteria for the position are identified in the following categories:
•    Knowledge
•    Skills
•    Abilities

The Logistics Section Chief must:
1.    Demonstrate an understanding of the development and use of integrated action planning concepts and processes;
2.    Have a working knowledge of USAR forms, documents, and reports;
3.    Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, information collection and recording, communications systems, and equipment management procedures;
4.    Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of USAR operations, strategy, and tactics; and
5.    Qualified to perform the duties of a shipper of dangerous goods.

The Logistics Section Chief shall possess the following skills;
1.    Be capable of properly filling out all required documents including; passenger manifest, shipping declarations and bill of lading;
2.    Be capable of securing USAR equipment cache to transportation assets for over the road deployment;
3.    Properly ordering, receiving, distributing and managing complete USAR equipment inventory;
4.    Be capable up setting up and managing a USAR base of operations including a forward equipment staging area;
5.    Be knowledgeable in the application of available technology to support USAR operations, computer programs, databases, etc.; and
6.    Must be capable of supervisory and personnel management practices.

The Logistics Section Chief Should have:
1. NFPA or equivalent training in any of the following
•    Confined space rescue
•    Rope rescue
•    Swift water rescue
•    Trench rescue
•    Fire officer
•    Safety officer
•    Critical incident stress
•    Hazardous material
2. Previous experience in the use of SCBA/SABA; and
3. Previous experience as a project planner, load master, logistics person.

The Logistics Section Chief must:
1.    Be able to improvise, resolve conflicts, and solve problem;
2.    Be able to manage assigned personnel, specialized equipment, and local support resources during disaster situations; and
3.    Be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

The Logistics Section Chief reports directly to the Task Force Leader. The Logistics Section Chief is responsible for:
•    All duties and responsibilities of the Logistics Specialist plus:
•    Completion of all Task Force Transportation documents (cargo manifests, shipping declarations, bills of lading, etc.);
•    Coordinating, managing, and supervising all logistical activities;
•    Ensuring that all assigned personnel are kept informed of status changes;
•    Maintaining accurate and timely records and reports;
•    Preparing performance evaluations for assigned personnel;
•    Ensuring accountability, maintenance, and repairs for all task force equipment;
•    Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations;
•    Management of task force transportation fleet
•    Establish appropriate liaison with other internal agencies/organizations and officials throughout the incident site; 
•    Work with Planning Chief to develop the logistical and communications plan; 
•    Coordination of encampment, inclusive but not limited to hoteling, sanitation, power, heat, lighting and communications; 
•    Responsible for the cache, and its maintenance, tracking, deployment/demobilization; 
•    Directly supervise logistics personnel and ensure adherence to all safety procedures; 
•    Responsible for the determination of logistical needs for the whole team, as it relates to encampment, sanitation, communications, and food; 
•    Ability to work closely with the rear party team in addressing team's needs; 
•    Receive briefing and situation reports, and ensure the Planning Chief is informed; 
•    Provide situation reports, maintain records and reports, and prepare performance evaluations; and
•    Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned