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Emergency Services Command Technician

Louisiana State Police Commission
Emergency Services Deputy Command Technician



Job Class Code: 7156140 PR, F5 08/30/07

Job Title: State Police Emergency Services Deputy Command Technician

Function of Work: To serve as a Senior Technician within the State Police Emergency Services Unit with the capabilities to enforce laws governing hazardous materials; to serve as the incident commander on hazardous materials incidents in the state of Louisiana with advanced training, knowledge, operational aptitude and regulatory authority to remediate and mitigate hazardous materials incidents.

Level of Work: Supervisor

Supervision Received: Direct by State Police Emergency Services Command Technician.

Supervision Exercised: Direct over State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor, Senior Technicians, Technicians, Trainee Technicians and other support personnel.

Location of Work: Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of State Police, Emergency Services Unit.

Job Distinctions: Differs from State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor by second line supervision and by serving as an assistant to the Emergency Services Command Technician.

Differs from State Police Lieutenant by the specialized training and skills to supervise technicians who make technical decisions involving hazardous materials and/or explosives.

Differs from State Police Emergency Services Command Technician by the absence of management responsibility for the entire Emergency Services Unit.

Examples of Work: Performs all functions of a commissioned State Police Lieutenant.

Oversees and evaluates the performance of subordinates.

Oversees the proper allocation of Emergency Services Unit resources at hazardous materials and explosives incidents.

Provides job-specific technical leadership to the Command Technician on major incidents.

Testifies and provides technical information to the State Legislature concerning hazardous materials and explosive statutory and regulatory authority.

Ensures proper hazardous materials and explosives logistical needs and equipment are allocated and evenly distributed throughout the state.

Serves as a State Police representative to the Hazardous Materials and Explosive Industry with the knowledge to answer statutory and regulatory questions.

Minimum Qualifications: Two years as a State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor having satisfactorily completed all mandatory training.

Substitution: Two (2) years as a State Police Lieutenant and has completed all training required to qualify as an Emergency Services Technician Supervisor, an Emergency Services Senior Technician and an Emergency Services Technician.

Mandatory Special
Requirements: Meet all mandatory United States Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Health and Safety Administration 29 CFR medical requirement for hazardous materials technicians.

Must maintain all job-related certifications.

Submit to and successfully pass full medical examination annually.

Must complete the following:
32 Hours of annual ESU Explosives in-service training (Bomb Techs Only)
64 Hours of annual ESU Hazardous Materials in-service training
    8 Hour annual Hazardous Materials Technician refresher



Last Modified: 10/18/2010