Incident Support Team Vacancy Solicitation 

This Vacancy Solicitation is for existing IST members only.  A separate new IST member solicitation will occur soon.


Due to Incident Support Teams (IST) Team vacancies, the National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System (the System) is soliciting to fill the following quantity/position:



(1) IST Leader-Deputy

Candidates shall use the provided application and include the following elements: Education and training as it applies to the specific position. Do not include US&R general training requirements.  Response experience in Type 1, 2, or 3 incidents. Include the incident, date, and position filled.

Miscellaneous activities related to the position applied for.  This includes participation in national or regional workgroups or committees; development of programs within a department, regional, or at the national level; any other significant and relevant activities.  Please keep the provided application document simple.  The most important factor is the substance of the three elements mentioned above.


For any questions or concerns, please contact Doug Nakama at:; or (202) 710-3084.