PROMOTION TO “RACES EOC OPERATOR”
Radio Officer and at least three Assistant Radio Officers review and rate the applicant using the following prerequisite criteria:
- Completion of all RACES OPERATOR requirements
- Operation in three events as a RACES OPERATOR
- FEMA IS 200, 800
- General class license or higher
Radio Officer and the three Assistant Radio Officers further review and rate the applicant using the following criteria:
- Operating Skills.
- RACES experience (see above prerequisites).
- Shows discipline in following procedures.
- Able to work with the EOC group.
- Leadership capabilities.
- Other skills and knowledge.
If three of the four agree, the Radio Officer makes a recommendation to the Emergency Operations Director. If the Emergency Operations Director accepts the recommendation, the applicant is promoted to RACES EOC OPERATOR and issued a county produced ID with EOC access
APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT RADIO OFFICERS
The Radio Officer may present an EOC Operator as a candidate for promotion to Assistant Radio Officer to the Management Team for their approval. If the ratio of “three out of four” (75 %) of those present for the presentation and discussion approve, the Radio Officer will make a recommendation to the Emergency Operations Director. If the Emergency Operations Director accepts the recommendation, the applicant is appointed to the position of Assistant Radio Officer
GRANDFATHER CLAUSE FOR CURRENT RACES EOC OPERATORS:
All current members of the Sussex County RACES Group, having been issued a county produced ID granting access to the EOC are to be considered as RACES EOC OPERATORS. Those individuals covered by this Grandfather Clause, must meet all current criteria within six months after the standards are adopted, or revert to RACES OPERATOR class until all required criteria are met.
GRANDFATHER CLAUSE FOR CURRENT ASSISTANT RADIO OFFICERS:
All current Assistant Radio Officers will continue as Assistant Radio Officers with all rights and privileges.