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Louisiana State Police Commission
Emergency Services Technician



Job Class Code: 7156110 PR, F5 08/30/07

Job Title: State Police Emergency Services Technician

Function of Work: To serve as a certified hazardous materials 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 training, knowledge, and regulatory authority to remediate and mitigate hazardous materials incidents.

Level of Work: Journeyman

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

Supervision Exercised: Functional or project based supervision on hazardous material incidents.

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

Job Distinctions: Differs from the State Police Emergency Services Trainee Technician by the level of training and possession of experience and operational aptitude required to perform duties associated with a hazardous materials technician.

Differs from the State Police Trooper by possession of the regulatory authority to enforce criminal and administrative laws governing the transportation, manufacturing and storage of hazardous materials; and specific training, equipment, experience and certifications necessary to successfully investigate and safely resolve complex hazardous materials incidents.

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

Conducts routine hazardous materials inspections on the various modes of transportation, including Highway, Rail, Marine, and Fixed Site Facilities.

Responds to hazardous material incidents as the lead state agency with both regulatory and statutory authority over all hazardous material incidents.

Mitigates hazardous material incidents involving Highway, Rail, Marine and Fixed Site Facilities.

Coordinates incident management techniques during hazardous materials incidents with Emergency Services Senior Technicians and Emergency Services Technician Supervisor.

Conducts comprehensive investigations derived from hazardous material incidents.

Writes comprehensive reports to document infractions in the State’s hazardous materials laws.

Provides expert testimony in both criminal and civil court proceedings.

Provides training initiatives, including classroom instruction and practical exercises designed to educate local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.

Conducts specific awareness-level training regarding response to and prevention of bio-terrorism.

Provides National Incident Management training to local, state and federal agencies.

Educates and provides leadership to industry on hazardous materials regulatory issues.

Provides leadership and technical support on hazardous materials to local and state governments.

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

Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience as a State Police Emergency Services Trainee Technician having satisfactorily completed all mandatory training.


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.

Must maintain all job-related certifications.

Submit to and successfully pass full medical examination annually.

Must complete the following course work:
40 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Level Training
40 Hour MCSAP North American Standard Part A, Level 3 certification
40 Hour MCSAP North American Standard Part B, Level 1 and 2 certification
40 Hour MCSAP General Hazardous Materials certification
32 Hour MCSAP Cargo Tank Inspection certification
32 Hour MCSAP Other Bulk Packaging Inspection certification
National Incident Management System (NIMS), Level 100 - Introduction to
Incident Command System
National Incident Management System (NIMS), Level 200 - Basic Incident
Command System
National Incident Management System (NIMS), Level 700 - Introduction to
NIMS
National Incident Management System (NIMS), Level 800 - National Response Plan









Last Modified: 10/18/2010