Individuals who meet the following requirements and criteria will be eligible to become Logistics
Specialists in the DHS/FEMA US&R Response System. The intent of these requirements is to select personnel capable of managing the logistics needs of the Task Force in the urban disaster environment. The requirements and criteria for the position are identified in the following categories:
•    Knowledge
•    Skills
•    Abilities

The Logistics Specialist must:
1.    Have practical knowledge of the terminology and capabilities of all items in the equipment cache;
2.    Have a comprehensive knowledge of the equipment inventory and tracking procedures as defined in the DHS/FEMA US&R Property Accountability System;
3.    Be familiar with the weights and volumes of the cache, military and civilian air cargo regulations, equipment fuel requirements, and the environmental limitations of sensitive equipment and supplies;
4.    Must be trained as a Handler and Packer (non-certifying official) per transportation requirements and regulations – Air and Ground (i.e. IATA, Title 49 CFR, AFMAN 24-204, DOT, etc);
5.    Be familiar with requirements and techniques for food handling in the disaster environment; and
6.    Completion of the DHS/FEMA Logistics Specialist Course.

The Logistics Specialist shall be able to;
1.    Operate a powered industrial truck in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.178 OSHA requirements for operation of forklifts;
2.    Properly load and secure the US&R equipment cache for over the road deployment;
3.    Properly complete all shipping papers including PAX Manifest, Hazardous Declarations, Bills of Lading etc.; and
4.    Set up a task force base of operations.

The Logistics Specialist must:
1.    Have mechanical aptitude and be able to maintain and perform equipment repairs;
2.    Provide accurate records and timely reports;
3.    Be able to effectively organize and plan during crisis situations; and
4.    Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

The Logistics Specialist is responsible for ensuring the preparation and maintenance of the task force equipment cache. The Logistics Specialist reports directly to the Logistics Team Chief. The Logistics Specialist is responsible for:
•    Coordinating the packaging, transporting, distribution, and maintenance of the Task Force equipment cache prior, during, and subsequent to mission assignments;
•    Coordinating with military and/or civilian officials for transportation needs;
•    Procuring equipment as directed by the Logistics Team Manager;
•    Ensuring accountability and security of the task force equipment cache;
•    Maintaining accurate and timely records and reports;
•    Adhering to all safety procedures;
•    Maintains and repairs the task force equipment cache;
•    Assist with over-all management of task force facilities and fleet;
•    Coordinate and direct Support Specialists (when staffed); and
•    Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned.