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Louisiana State Police Commission
Emergency Services Trainee Technician




Job Class Code: 7156100 PR, F5 08/30/07

Job Title: State Police Emergency Services Trainee Technician

Function of Work: To serve as a trainee in the State Police Emergency Services Unit in order to obtain the operational aptitude required to function as a State Police Emergency Services Technician; to serve as a trainee under an experienced State Police Emergency Services Technician in order to gain specific knowledge regarding regulatory and statutory authority.


Level of Work: Entry

Supervision Received: Direct from a State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised: None

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

Job Distinctions: Differs from a State Police Emergency Services Technician by the absence of the training required to independently perform duties associated with a hazardous materials technician.

Differs from a State Police Cadet by the requirement of extensive complex hazardous materials training in emergency response to hazardous materials incidents.

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

Provides leadership and technical support to local and state governments.

Participates in awareness-level hazardous materials training initiatives, including classroom instruction and practical exercises for local and state governments.

Serves as a State Police Emergency Services Trainee Technician in the following areas:

Studies the statutory and regulatory authority governing hazardous materials relevant to commercial motor vehicles and fixed sites in the State of Louisiana.

Serves under an experienced State Police Emergency Services Technician, gaining knowledge of specific job tasks applicable to job field during trainee period.

Upon certification, conducts North American Level I, II and III commercial motor vehicle inspections (i.e.: brakes, driver qualifications, records of duty status, etal.)

Upon certification, conducts Level I, II and III Hazardous Material inspections on commercial motor vehicles.

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous materials releases on Fixed Site Facilities which store and manufacture hazardous materials.

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous material releases from commercial motor vehicles (i.e. Bulk and Non-Bulk Containers).

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous material releases from Railroad transportation (i.e. Tank Cars, Inter-Modal Container and Bulk and Non-Bulk Containers).

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous material and maritime dangerous goods releases involved in transportation (i.e. Marine Tank Barges, Ships, Inter-Modal Containers).

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous material releases from Underground Utilities.

Receives training in the proper investigative techniques required to conduct investigations concerning hazardous material releases from above/underground Pipelines.

Receive training in proper documentation and preservation of evidence at hazardous material incidents to include report writing, photography and instrumentation.

Receives training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) with specific emphasis on Incident Command.

Receives training in the proper presentation of court-room evidence, including testifying in both criminal and administrative hazardous materials court proceedings.

Assists and supports the Emergency Services Unit with hazardous materials incidents to include responses and incident management.

Coordinates with the State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor to determine proper remediation and mitigation methods on a hazardous materials incident.

Inspects, services and maintains all hazardous materials response equipment to ensure operational readiness during an emergency response.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be a graduate of the Louisiana State Police Training Academy and have permanent status.


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

Submit to and successfully pass full medical examination annually.











Last Modified: 10/18/2010