Radiological Operations Support Specialist (PER-388) (04-21-0388) - 001

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Brief Description
Radiological Operations Support Specialist
Full Description
Course Description:
This program trains radiological specialists to become candidates for the position of Radiological Support Specialist (ROSS) based on the performance capabilities for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Typed position. Topics include:
-Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Response Mission Framework: Operations and Response
-Response Resources
-Communicate Radiological Risk Information Effectively
-Health Physics and Dose Calculation Tasks
-Regulations, Recommendations, and Guidance
-Incident Characteristics
-Radiological Environmental Monitoring and Sampling Operations to Support Radiation
Incident Scenarios
-Release and Transport Modeling and Software Tools
-Provide Radiological Support to Operations
-Mobilization and Demobilization

Course Objectives
-Summarize the actions necessary for the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) to
  perform in the radiological response mission
-Coordinate between various state, local, and federal agencies to assist in the effective and
  efficient use of resources
-Understand how to use suitable communication techniques to share radiological risk
  information with appropriate Incident Command System (ICS) personnel and the general
-Identify the health physics and dose calculation tasks to be performed in radiological incidents
-Identify the appropriate publications that provide regulations and guidance recommendations
  to protect the public, Responders, and the environment from exposure to radiological materials
-Summarize the characteristics of a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), a Nuclear Power Plant
(NPP) radiological release, and a nuclear detonation and the response mission considerations
-Identify the environmental monitoring and sampling tasks to be performed in a radiological
release incident
-Identify the radiological material release and transport modeling tools used by the Radiological
Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) in an incident
-Summarize the tasks performed by the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) in
support of the Incident Command structure
-Generalize the ROSS roles and responsibilities

-IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
-IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
-IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
-IS-800: National Response Framework, an Introduction
-CTOS PER-307 Introduction to IND Efforts and Response Strategies

Prerequisites: You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not, please let us know by email for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV

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There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging & transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Participants, who actively participate, attend all course contact hours and pass a written test will receive a certificate of completion for the course.
Training Dates
08/08/2022 - 08/11/2022
None Specified
Registration Dates
03/01/2022 - 07/18/2022
Available Seats
The maximum capacity for this class has been reached. Your request can be added to the waitlist. Additional seats may become available for future enrollment.
32h 0m
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Training Location
01 - Albany County
VA Medical Center; Network Learning Center; Classrooms 2 and 3
113 Holland Avenue; Building 67
Albany, NY  12208
Reporting Instructions
Class Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dress is business casual
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