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Communications

Communications Officer
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.