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Incident Command System Job Action Sheets


This PowerPoint presentation contains a series of slides functioning as sample job action sheets for incident command positions and others with roles in an emergency.

These job action sheets provide examples of how to assign functional roles to public health staff and thereby ensure that staff are better prepared to face an emergency.

The job action sheets presented in this tool are relatively basic but provide a sound foundation  for the development of more advanced job action sheets. As LHDs work to develop their own job actions sheets for PPHR recognition or to improve their preparedness plans, they should use these as a place to start, but also seek out other resources as examples as well. Good job action sheets will always be specific to the jurisdiction and to the jurisdiction's emergency response plan. 

Some of the jobs contained in this presentation include:

  • Incident Commander
  • Logistics Section Chief
  • Planning Section Chief
  • Public Information Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • SNS Coordinator
  • Field Health Threats Investigator

…and more…


PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

After Action Reports, Incident Command System, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


150,000 - 199,999

Institutional Author:

Tarrant County Public Health Department, TX





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Five most recent user comments

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
By Suzi Silverstein
Sample JAS for ICS positions.  A  template to modify to match your plans. 

1.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
By Dean BeLer
Likely dated material. I believe there are other documents that could be of greater value.

1.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
Job Action Sheets
By Barbara Worgess
Provides a good starting point.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Amanda Bogard
Appreciate the step-by-step instructions.  Would have been helpful if a incident command chart was also included.

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
IC Job Action Sheets
By Paula Anderson
These JASs might need to be revised for specific application, and some are more developed than others, but, as a whole, they provide a sound foundation for ICS position duties.