We have multiple roles on the team.  In particular, we are looking for:

  • SAR Planning Experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Technical mapping experience
  • Solid analytical abilities
RoleFunctionsQualifications
Research Analyst Conduct, analyze, and present research on: Lost Person Behavior, weather and local conditions, detailed subject information.Experience with SAR operations; strong internet skills; training in Lost Person Behavior; basic search planning courses.
Mapping Analyst Perform technical mapping, update and maintain search map; including data transfer, plotting coordinates, using multiple map layers. Excellent SARTopo mapping skills; strong analytical skills; experience with SAR operations; strong computer skills.
Search Planning Analyst Use statistical and deductive input to plan search scenarios, objectives, and search areas. Perform terrain analysis. Evaluate previous search actions; maintain search situational awareness. Strong SAR planning experience; strong mapping skills; excellent analytical skills; strong communication skills and computer skills. Formal training in search planning.
Search Theorist Apply formal search planning theory to guide search planning efforts. Strong SAR planning experience; strong mapping skills. Formal training in search planning and in application of formal search theory.
Incident Team Lead Supervise all SSPU operations during a search incident. Lead search planning efforts; serve as primary contact with search Incident Commander; assume role as on scene PLANS Chief if requested. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Strong SAR planning experience. Formal training in search planning and application of formal search theory.

To inquire about joining email join@wasspu.org