SUSSEX COUNTY AUXCOMM GROUP
RACES Position Descriptions and Requirements
RACES Radio Officer (RO)
The designated County RACES Radio Officer is appointed by the County Emergency Operations Director to direct the combined AUXCOMM and 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. His or her resume should have both formal training and experience in emergency and disaster communications. The individual should understand the ICS, have demonstrated technical knowledge and demonstrated volunteer management skills. The County Radio Officer (RO) reports directly to the County Emergency Operations Director (EOD), or his designee.
RACES Assistant Radio Officer (ARO)
Assistant Radio Officers (ARO’s) are appointed by the County RACES Radio Officer (RO), as necessary to support the needs of the program, with the approval of the county EOD. Similar qualifications as those for 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. The individual ARO’s may be assigned specific responsibilities. An individual may be appointed as an ARO to serve a designated function, with rights and privileges assigned on a case by case basis. Appointment and promotion is processed in accordance with administrative guidelines. Deputy ACL’s in the AUXCOMM program are considered ARO’s
RACES Public Information Officer (PIO) and Deputy PIO’s
An individual appointed by the County RACES Radio Officer with the approval of the EOD, to manage the public relations, publicity and news media interface of the AUXCOMM and RACES Programs. The individual appointed should have media and or public relations experience.
RACES Safety Officer
An individual appointed by the Radio Officer to advise and assist the management team with safety issues in events and incidents that could affect the well-being of the AUXCOMM and RACES personnel responding. This individual during AUXCOMM mobilizations and RACES Activations, can function the same as a Safety Officer in the ICS structure for the AUXCOMM and RACES groups.
Administrative Officer (AO)
An individual appointed by the ACL to advise the Management Team in matters pertaining to administrative processes, Robert’s Rules etc.[CC1] This individual may or may not be a licensed radio amateur. The individual appointed should have experience in executive office management, 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 EOC access ID.