Manages and directs communications activities. They shall:
Develop and implement communications plans, programs, and directives in close coordination and in support of command, and all
operations programs and activities.
Establish requirements and track acquisition and disposition of communication equipment in coordination with logistics.
Coordinate communications plans and programs with other staff agencies and with subordinate and higher headquarters.
Develop detailed operating procedures for communications operations and guidance to subordinate units and personnel.
Collect and report data to determine the effectiveness of communications operations.
Coordinate licensing or frequency authorizations for all radio operations.
Develop communications training programs.
Develop and participate in communications exercises.
Coordinate communications conferences, meetings, and workshops.
Monitor unit communications.
Establish programs to maintain and operate unit radio equipment.
The communications officer should be familiar with CAPP 214; and CAP directives in the 60, 62, 66, 77, and 100 series; the NTIA
manual of regulations and procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, applicable FEMA publications; applicable federal,
state, and local MOUs requiring communications support.