Disaster Action Team - Duty Officer

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Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross of Central Florida and U.S. Virgin Islands

Disaster Action team is a volunteer team that provides immediate disaster relief, works directly with client/family and fulfills the humanitarian mission in local communities.

A Duty Officer serves as the first point of contact for the team.

Some responsibilities include:

  1. Receives disaster notifications
  2. Assesses the response needs
  3. Activates and deploys DAT responders
  4. Is single point of contact for the on-scene DATs
  5. Monitors and supports resources
  6. Ensures standards and policies are followed
  7. Confirms required client services are provided
  8. Tracks the event through its lifecycle
  9. Notifies on-call staff of significant events

A DAT Duty Officer is an on-call volunteer who:

  1. Receives local disaster notifications
  2. Provides remote support to the Disaster Action Team via phone and computer
  3. Activates, deploys, and monitors resources
  4. Fulfills the Red Cross mission within local communities


  1. Maintains phone reception and internet access when on-call
  2. Keeps necessary job tools, equipment, and other supplies at the ready
  3. Answers phone calls in a prompt, professional, compassionate manner
  4. Promptly prioritizes & escalates concerns or issues up chain-of-command
  5. Maintains a commitment to customer service
  6. Ensures documentation is completed within the required timeframe
  7. Advocates for the clients, workforce, and mission of the Red Cross
  8. Attends regularly scheduled meetings
  9. Maintains system log-in credentials and training requirements

Training provided!

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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