Logistics Specialist

Summary of position expectations

  • Coordinating the packaging, transport, distribution and maintenance of the task force equipment cache prior to, during, and subsequent to mission assignments
  • Coordinating with military and/or civilian officials for transportation needs, sleeping arrangements, and food
  • 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
  • Maintaining and repairing the task force equipment cache
  • Assisting with over-all management of task force facilities and fleet
  • Coordinating and directing support specialists
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned


  • Physical Training Walk: Members must be able to walk 2 miles within 40 minutes carrying a thirty-pound pack (tested annually)
  • Medical Clearance: Members must be cleared by Medical Staff (renew every 3 years)

Required General Training 

Complete prior to application (no cost):

Complete once accepted to the team (cost covered by Task Force):

  • Water Rescue Awareness
  • FEMA National US&R Response System Orientation – Computer-Based Portion
  • Blood-Borne Pathogen Training
  • Critical Incident Stress Awareness
  • CPR License (renew as needed)
  • Confined Space Search and Rescue Awareness
  • Structural Collapse Search and Rescue Awareness

Complete during New Member Orientation (cost covered by Task Force):

  • FEMA National US&R Response System Orientation- instructor-Led
  • First Responder Operations Level for Hazardous Materials (renew annually)
  • Respiratory Protection Training and Fit Test (renew annually)
  • FEMA US&R Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment – Instructor-Led

Paperwork Requirements

After acceptance onto the Task Force, you will need to have the following documents on file:

  • Memorandum of Understanding (renew every 3 years)
  • Application for Federal Employment
  • Immunization Record
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • FEMA Transmittal
  • FEMA Affidavit
  • TEEX General Release

Required Position-Specific Training 

  • FEMA US&R GPS Awareness Level
  • FEMA US&R Logistics Team Training
  • Forklift training as established by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Handler/Packer/Labeler as established by 49 CFR, Part 172.704

Annual Training Requirements 

  • Either an Operational Readiness Exercise (3 days) or a Mobilization Exercise (2 days)
  • 1 Regional Training (1 day)
  • Skill Set/Work Days (at least 12 days)

Training Recommendations

  • Ordering Manager
  • Receiving and Distribution Manager
  • Base Camp Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Security Manager
  • Certifying Official for Transportation Requirements and Regulations – Air and Ground in accordance with the following documents:
    • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    • Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    • Air Force Manual (AFMAN) 24-204
  • Swiftwater Rescue Levels I&II
  • Wide Area Search
  • MGT-314 (If pursuing a leadership role)
  • ICS-300 and ICS-400 (If pursuing a leadership role)

Financial Requirement / Deployment Equipment List

Uniform items and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are provided by the Task Force, items not provided include:

  • Belt
  • US&R Boots
  • Sleeping clothes, Undergarments, and socks
  • Swimmer’s towel and small towel
  • Hygiene kit/Toiletries

The following items are optional for personal protection or comfort:

  • Additional bedding options for comfort
  • Wet wipes
  • Personal Hand Tools
  • Other items as desired