Oversees the delivery of interoperable communications, including the management of radio and telephone equipment. 

Communications Unit Leader (COML) – Plans and manages the technical and operational aspects of meeting the communications needs of an incident or event; supervises unit personnel and is responsible for performance of subordinate position duties that are not filled or delegated; participates in incident action planning meetings;  prepares the Incident Radio Communications Plan (ICS Form 205); Establishes and supports communication capabilities; establishes an ICC; requests communications personnel, equipment, supplies and services; and coordinates with information technology service unit leader.

Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) – Manages an ICC; supervises incident tactical dispatcher (INTD) and radio operator (RADO) positions in the ICC; and provides support and assistance to the COML.

Incident Tactical Dispatcher (INTD) - Operates in an ICC and leverages their multi-tasking, communication, accountability and documentation skills of successful telecommunicators to provide public safety communications expertise and support at planned events and extended incidents; manages for all radio traffic, telephone call processing, data communications and various forms of documentation tasked to the ICC; and supports the ICC as a single resource or as part of an incident tactical dispatch team.

Radio Operator (RADO) – Manages radio traffic, telephone call processing, data communications and various forms of documentation tasked to the ICC.

Communications Technician (COMT) – Provides guidance and support to the COML in developing the Communications Plan; assesses and determines radio system coverage requirements or capabilities; installs, tests, and troubleshoots communications equipment and systems; programs or verifies programming of radio equipment; maintains and repairs equipment; manages cache equipment, batteries, and gateways; distributes and tracks equipment; resolves interference issues; and trains users on equipment.

Auxiliary Communicator (AUXC) - Installs appropriate/approved auxiliary communications equipment per discussion with the COML or INCM; tests all components of auxiliary communications equipment to ensure systems are operational; operates auxiliary communications equipment for voice and data communications; establishes auxiliary communications area(s) of operation; and interacts and coordinates with appropriate auxiliary communications operational personnel.

Technical Specialist (THSP) – Allows for the incorporation of personnel who may not be formally certified in any specific NIMS/ICS position. THSPs may include Local Agency Radio Technicians (as opposed to the COMT), Telephone Specialists, Gateway Specialists, Data/IT Specialists, and/or Cache Radio Specialists.