Classifications

OMORT members are classified, based upon the level of expertise they have achieved through experience and education, in one of the following categories:

OMORT Commander

  • Code: OCMD
  • Description: Disaster management of human and equipment assets; ME liaison; MSU liaison; scheduling
  • Minimum Requirements: Mass fatality disaster response experience; management and administrative experience

Incident Support Team (IST) Liaison

  • Code: ISTL
  • Description: Performs liaison between the OMORT and Incident Commander on behalf of the OMORT.  Responsible for all funding coverage for the team during deployment.  Responsible for the generation and submission of the After Action Report/Improvement Plan post incident
  • Minimum Requirements: NCMR staff w/mass fatality/disaster response experience; management and administrative experience

Behavioral Health Officer 

  • Code:  OHLO
  • Description:  Monitors Team Member performance and well being
  • Minimum Requirements:  M.D., Ph.D., or Nurse

Safety Officer

  • Code:  SAFO
  • Description:  Monitors proper PPE usage and safety factors in the morgue environment (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Chemistry/Bloodborne background

Operations Section Chief

  • Code:  OOSC
  • Description:  Supervisor of morgue section
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality disaster experience; management skills

Logistics Section Chief

  • Code:  OLSC
  • Description:  Supervisor of logistics section
  • Minimum Requirements:  Management experience; IT skills (Windows, MS)

Assistant Logistics Section Chief

  • Code:  OALSC
  • Description:  Assistant to logistics section chief
  • Minimum Requirements:  Management experience; IT skills (Windows; MS)

Information Technology Specialist

  • Code:  OITS
  • Description:  Sets up and troubleshoots network operation in Morgue and VIC
  • Minimum Requirements:  Programming; IT or MIS experience; MS Excel

Plans Section Chief

  • Code:  OPSC
  • Description:  Supervises plans section
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; management skills, IT skills

Situation Unit Leader

  • Code:  OSUL
  • Description:  Maintains situational awareness of all sections (Morgue, VIC)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; management skills

Assistant

  • Code:  OASG
  • Description:  Provides general assistance to supervisor (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Management skills

Resource Unit Leader

  • Code:  ORUL
  • Description:  Manages Morgue and VIC inventory
  • Minimum Requirements:  IT experience

Accountable Officer

  • Code:  OAO
  • Description:  Human resource management
  • Mimimum Requirements:  HR experience

Finance & Administration Section Chief

  • Code:  OFASC
  • Description:  Manages all aspects of finance and administration
  • Minimum Requirements:  Accounting; IT experience; management experience

Assistant Finance & Administration Section Chief

  • Code:  OAFASC
  • Description:  Assist OFASC Section Chief
  • Minimum Requirements:  Accounting; IT experience

Deputy Commander Victim Identification Center (VIC)

  • Code:  VICL
  • Description:  Supervises Victim Information Center
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality disaster response experience; management and administrative experience

IR Section Chief

  • Code:  OIRSC
  • Description:  Sets up and troubleshoots network operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  IT experience; network experience; VIP and Filemaker 

IR Data Entry Specialist

  • Code:  IRDE
  • Description:  Performas data entry; helps in any other clerical capacity (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Data Entry; Windows; MS Office proficiency

Records Management Specialist

  • Code:  ORMS
  • Description:  Maintains all records of incident
  • Minimum Requirements:  Data entry; spreadsheets

Ante-Mortem Information Intake Chief

  • Code:  OAMIC
  • Description:  Supervises all Ante-Mortem records
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; records management

Family Interview Specialist

  • Code:  VICS
  • Description:  Interviews families in Victim Information Center for gathering information on missing persons; performs data entry of Ante-Mortem information
  • Minimum Requirements:  Training in VIC (non-Funeral Director level) (multiple positions)

Deputy Commander Search & Recovery 

  • Code:  ODCSR
  • Description:  Supervises all Search & Recovery (S&R) functions
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality S&R experience; GPS and management skills

Transportation Team Leader

  • Code:  OTTL
  • Description:  Manages all transportation of remains from site to Morgue
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; management skills

Transportation Specialist

  • Code:  OTS
  • Description:  Assist with all transportation of remains (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Valid drivers license; managment skills

Forensic Specialist

  • Code:  OFS
  • Description:  Assists DNA, Pathologist, Anthropologist, Odontologist, PE; May serve as section chief
  • Minimum Requirements:  Laboratory level forensic experience; toxicology experience; firearms experience

Search Team Supervisor

  • Code:  OSTS
  • Description:  Supervises all field personnel during S&R
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; GPS and management skills

Search Team Leader/Handler

  • Code:  OSTLH
  • Description:  Supervises one S&R team (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; management skills

Search Team Handler

  • Code:  OSTH
  • Description:  Handles all human remains during S&R (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Excellent health; physically fit

Photographer

  • Code:  OP
  • Description:  Photographs all remains and personal effects in the Morgue (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Forensic photography experience

Scribe

  • Code:  OS
  • Description:  Maintains excellent records of both S&R and Morgue activities (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Excellent writing and communication skills

Deputy Commander Morgue Operations

  • Code:  ODCMO
  • Description:  Assists Morgue Ops Chief with all operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality Morgue experience

Forensic Group Supervisor

  • Code:  OFGS
  • Description:  Supervises all forensic functions during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Forensic experience (Pathology, Dental, DNA, Anthropology)

Radiology Team Leader

  • Code:  ORTL
  • Description:  Supervises all functions in the Radiology Section during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; proficient in digital x-rays; x-ray safety

Pathology Team Leader

  • Code:  OPTL
  • Description:  Supervises all functions of Pathology Section during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Forensic Pathology M.D. or D.O.

Anthropology Team Leader

  • Code:  OATL
  • Description:  Supervises all functions of the Anthropology Section during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Ph.D. with forensic postmortem experience

Finger Print Team Leader

  • Code:  OFPTL
  • Description:  Supervises all functions of the Fingerprint Section during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Postmortem fingerprint experience or latent print analyst

Finger Print Specialist

  • Code:  FPTS
  • Description:  Obtains print impressions from remains or Ante-Mortem specimens; compares ante and postmortem prints for ID; may serve as section leader for ante or post mortem Fingerprint Sections
  • Minimum Requirements:  Postmortem fingerprint experience or latent print analysis

Dental Team Leader

  • Code:  ODTL
  • Description:  Supervises all operations in the Dental Section during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Forensic Odontologist with mass fatality experience

Post Dental Team Leader

  • Code:  OPDTL
  • Description:  Supervises both Ante Mortem and postmortem collection
  • Minimum Requirements:  DDS with mass fatality experience

X-Ray Technician

  • Code:  OXRT
  • Description:  Performs all duties in relation to full body digital x-rays (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  X-Ray technician

Ante Dental Team Leader

  • Code:  OADTL
  • Description:  Supervises all collection of Ante Mortem dental records
  • Minimum Requirements:  DDS with mass fatality experience

Admitting/Processing Group Supervisor

  • Code:  OAGS
  • Description:  Supervises the admitting station during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; IT proficient

Property & Personal Artifacts Team Leader

  • Code:  OPTL
  • Description:  Supervises the photography and inventory of personal effects (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Personal effects management during a mass fatality

Prpoerty & Personal Artifacts Photographer

  • Code:  OPAP
  • Description:  Photographs all personal effects
  • Minimum Requirements:  Forensic photography experience

Embalming/Casketing Team Leader

  • Code:  OECTL
  • Description:  Supervises the embalming and casketing of human remains
  • Minimum Requirements:  Licensed Funeral Director/embalmer; mass fatality experience

Remains Storage Team Leader

  • Code:  ORSTL
  • Description:  Manages the storage and proper refrigeration of human remains
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; tracking and IT

Admitting Assistant

  • Code:  OAA
  • Description:  Ensure proper number coding of human remains during Morgue operations
  • Minimum Requirements:  Mass fatality experience; IT

Escort

  • Code:  OE
  • Description:  Escorts human remains through the Morgue (multiple positions)
  • Minimum Requirements:  Licensed Funeral Director or MLI