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Emergency Services Command Technician

Louisiana State Police Commission
Emergency Services Command Technician



Job Class Code: 7156150 PR, F5 08/30/07

Job Title: State Police Emergency Services Command Technician

Function of Work: To serve as the Commander of the Emergency Services Unit responsible for the coordination of all hazardous materials and explosive efforts in the state of Louisiana and to provide supervision and leadership during emergency response efforts to hazardous materials and explosive incidents throughout the state.

Level of Work: Manager

Supervision Received: Direct from a State Police Major.


Supervision Exercised: Direct over State Police Emergency Services Deputy Command Technicians and other support personnel and indirect over all Emergency Services Unit 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 Deputy Command Technicians by management of the Emergency Services Unit.

Differs from State Police Captain by the specialized training and skills to oversee personnel making technical decisions involving hazardous materials and/or explosives.

Differs from State Police Major by the absence of responsibility for multiple functional sections.

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

Manages the Emergency Services Unit.

Oversees and evaluates the performance of subordinates.

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

Provides technical expertise to the State Police Major over the Transportation and Environmental Safety Section (TESS) as well as the Command Staff concerning hazardous materials and explosives incidents which effect public safety.

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 the 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 Deputy Command Technician having satisfactorily completed all mandatory training.

Substitution: Three years as a State Police Captain OR two years as a State Police Captain serving in the Emergency Services Division shall substitute as two years as a State Police Emergency Services Deputy Command Technician having satisfactorily completed the following training.
40 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician
FBI Hazardous Devices Executive Management
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 100.a - Intro to ICS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 200.a - Single Resource and Initial Action for ICS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 300 - Intermediate ICS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 400 - Advanced ICS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 700.A - Intro to NIMS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), IS 800.B - Intro to NR

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

Must maintain all job-related certifications.

Submit to and successfully pass full medical examination annually.

Must compete the following:
32 Hours of annual ESU Explosives in-service training (Bomb Techs only)
64 Hours of annual ESU Hazardous Materials in-service training




Last Modified: 01/15/2017