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Louisiana State Police Commission
Emergency Services Technician Supervisor



Job Class Code: 7156130 PR, F5 08/30/07

Job Title: State Police Emergency Services Technician Supervisor

Function of Work: To supervise Emergency Services Trainee Technicians, Technicians and Senior Technicians conducting emergency response efforts to hazardous materials and explosive incidents throughout the state; to oversee complex hazardous material and explosive investigations providing investigative assistance, resources and technical expertise to the investigating Technicians; to assist the Deputy Command Technician in the management of the ESU’s explosive and hazardous materials resources during both routine operations and emergency situations.

Level of Work: Supervisor- first line

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

Supervision Exercised: Direct over State Police Emergency Services 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 Senior Technician by responsibility of direct supervision.

Differs from State Police Sergeant by managing technical and job specific resources in resolving complex hazardous materials and explosive incidents. Possesses the credentials and training to serve as a Hazardous Materials and/or Explosives Technician capable of overseeing and conducting complex hazardous materials and explosive investigations.

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

Oversees and evaluates the performance of subordinates.

Oversees technicians conducting hazardous materials inspections on the various modes of transportation utilized to transport and store hazardous materials (i.e.: Highway, Rail, Marine and Fixed Site Facilities)

Coordinates response efforts to hazardous materials incidents as the lead state agency with both regulatory and statutory authority over all hazardous materials incidents.

Oversees the mitigation of hazardous material incidents involving Highway, Rail, Marine and Fixed Site facilities.

Coordinates incident management techniques during hazardous materials incidents with Deputy Command Technician and Command Technician.

Approves and submits comprehensive reports written by Technicians to document infractions in the States hazardous materials laws.

Provides expert testimony in both criminal and civil court proceedings concerning hazardous materials.

Coordinates and 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.

Coordinates and 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, provides leadership and serves as the point of contact for industry concerning hazardous materials regulatory issues.

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

Provides leadership and guidance to subordinates on job-specific issues derived from conducting complex and technical hazardous materials investigations.

Serves as the State Police Incident Commander on hazardous materials incidents with statutory authority to make complex decisions involving hazardous materials incident management.

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

Oversees emergency response efforts by Emergency Services Technicians who are responding to explosive incidents throughout the state.

Organizes and provides logistical support to other agencies that request bomb sweeps for foreign and domestic dignitaries visiting the state of Louisiana.

Organizes and provides logistical support during bomb sweeps at special events throughout the state of Louisiana, including but not limited to the State Legislature, large- scale sporting events and other assignments as deemed appropriate by the ESU Commander.

Assists in the issuance of explosive licensing and explosive magazine inspections as the statutory authority in the state of Louisiana.

Oversees explosive-related investigations derived from bombings, including post-blast investigations and evidence collection.

Oversees the completion of comprehensive reports documenting explosive investigations in preparation for criminal and administrative court proceedings.

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

Substitution: Two (2) years as a State Police Sergeant and has completed all training required to qualify as an Emergency Services Senior Technician as well as all training required to qualify as 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
Advanced Incident Command training









Last Modified: 10/18/2010