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.