SUSSEX COUNTY RACES GROUP
RACES RADIO OFFICER (RO)
The designated County RACES Radio Officer (RO) is appointed by the County Emergency Operations Director to direct the RACES program. The appointed individual will be an amateur operator with experience and training in emergency and disaster communications. A minimum license class of General is required. The individual should have demonstrated technical knowledge and volunteer management skills. The County Radio Officer (RO) reports directly to the County Emergency Operations Director (EOD), or his designee.
ASSISTANT RADIO OFFICER (ARO)
ASSISTANT RADIO OFFICER (ARO) is appointed by the County Radio Officer (RO), per administrative guidelines, as necessary to support the needs of the program, with the approval of the county EOD. Qualifications similar to the Radio Officer should be required for appointment, as an ASSISTANT RADIO OFFICER may function as the Radio Officer in his or her absence with all rights and privileges. The ARO’s are directly responsible to the County Radio Officer, or in the absence of the Radio Officer, The Emergency Operations Director or designee. An individual may be appointed as an ARO for a designated function.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO)
An individual appointed by the RO with the approval of the EOD, to manage the public relations, publicity and news media interface of the RACES Program.
An individual appointed by the County Radio Officer to manage the administration of the Sussex County RACES Group EOC Office. This individual may or may not be a licensed radio amateur. The individual appointed should have strong office management skills, be computer literate, and have experience in working with government agencies. The appointed individual, on approval by the County Emergency Operations Director, will be issued a county produced ID giving that individual access to Emergency Operations Center.