SENIOR OFFICER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Activities Officer : (Applicable to Cadet and Composite Squadrons Only)
Plans and conducts interesting and challenging activities for CAP cadets, to include but not limited to:
Activities Officers should be familiar with CAP directives in the 50, 76, 160, and 900 series.
Implements, manages and directs administrative services activities. They shall:
Implement administrative policies and procedures.
Control correspondence (including messages).
There are two aerospace education officers authorized for composite squadrons: (1) to implement and direct the aerospace education portion of the CAP cadet program, and (2) to implement and direct the Aerospace Education-Civil Air Patrol (AE-CAP) program for senior members.
Aerospace Education Officers should complete appropriate portions of CAPP 215 and be familiar with CAPR 52-16, CAPR 50-17, CAPP 15, CAPR 50-4, CAPR 280-2, and all aerospace education texts described in the CAP Bookstore Catalog and the HQ CAP/ETA publication entitled "Aerospace Education Teaching Materials."
The chaplain is a member of the commander´s staff at all echelons of command, and as such is the advisor to the commander and his/her staff on matters of religion, morals, and the well-being of personnel under his/her command. The chaplain implements and executes the CAP Chaplain Service program as recommended by the Chaplain Service Advisory council and as stated in CAPR 265-1. This program includes, but is not limited to:
Providing pastoral care of senior and cadet members, including counseling, visitation, encouragement, and other special assistance as the chaplain may be able to provide.
Performing professional functions as necessary, for example, religious services, liturgies, pastoral counseling, etc.
Conducting moral leadership programs as outlined in the CAPP 265 series entitled "Values for Living," and CAPR 52-16.
Participating as chaplains in cadet summer encampments and other cadet activities. (Reference CAPR 52-16.)
Participating in Emergency Services missions and exercises by providing a chaplain presence and resource for members participating in the mission/exercise and those on the scene who may be in distress.
Participating in ecclesiastical public relations activities.
The specific duties of CAP chaplains at each echelon of command are stated in CAPR 265-1. Every chaplain should be familiar with the following CAP directives: CAPR 20-1, CAPR 265-1, CAPP 221, CAPP 221A and CAPP 265-4.
Character Development Instructor :
The moral leadership officer is an individual active in and approved by their denomination or faith group. CDI´s are part of the CAP Chaplain Service, but have different qualifications and different responsibilities than chaplains. CDI´s will:
Complete training requirements for character development Instructors.
Develop moral leadership seminars for cadets.
Provide non-clergy support to assist chaplains in providing ministry to the CAP community.
Perform CDI duties under the direction of a chaplain when one is assigned to their unit. When a chaplain is not assigned, the CDI works under the direction of the unit commander and wing chaplain.
Manages and directs communications activities. They shall:
Communications Officers should having a working knowledge of CAPP 214 and CAP directives in the 50, 55, 67, and 100 series and the NTIA manual of regulations and procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management.
(Applicable to Composite Squadrons Only) :
Supervises and directs administration of the senior member programs in composite squadrons. They shall:
Ensure Cadet Protection policies and training are in place and being enforced.
Evaluating the effectiveness of the unit´s participation in the CAP senior member activities (optional and training activities).
Directing the development of plans and procedures to ensure accomplishments of senior member program objectives.
Supervising the activities of the logistics officer, operations officer, and senior program officer to coordinate functions required in the efficient operation of the unit.
Conducting briefings, staff meetings, inspections, and discussions with the officers in charge of subordinate staff sections to formulate plans, evaluate progress, implement new procedures, and resolve financial conflicts.
Coordinating with other staff sections as required to obtain information, testing, legal, financial, and medical assistance required in conducting senior member activities.
Monitor funds and property used for senior member programs.
The Deputy Commander for Seniors should be familiar with the Civil Air Patrol Constitution and Bylaws, CAP governing directives, and all policy matters affecting their command. They should be particularly knowledgeable of directives relating to the functional areas under their supervision (logistics, operations, emergency services, senior programs, communications and aerospace education).
Deputy Commander For Cadets :
(Applicable to Composite Squadrons Only)
Directs and evaluates implementation of the CAP cadet program within the squadron. They shall:
Coordinate to assure attainment of cadet program objectives and adherence to cadet program directives.
Ensure Cadet Protection policies and training are in place and being enforced.
Select and supervise the senior member staff officers to direct the cadet program.
Monitor funds and property used for cadet program.
The Deputy Commander for Cadets should be familiar with all CAP directives, with particular emphasis on directives in the 35, 50, and 280 series. Also, he/she should be familiar with cadet program aerospace education texts and other training materials described in the CAP Bookstore Catalog, CAPR 0-2 and CAPR 0-9.
Assists the ES Officer in managing and directing disaster preparedness activities. They shall:
Develop agreements with state emergency management officials pertaining to natural disaster and civil defense activities.
Develop a unit disaster preparedness force capable of responding to appropriate requests.
Ensure the civil defense and natural disaster training programs are adequate.
Develop operational procedures for rapid alerting and assembling of disaster preparedness task force personnel.
Coordinate wing disaster preparedness evaluations, training missions, and exercises.
Know disaster preparedness responsibility of CAP in areas of operation. This includes unit’s responsibilities in the State and Region Disaster Airlift (SARDA) plan.
Disaster Preparedness Officers should be familiar with CAPR 50-15, CAPR 55-1, CAPR 60-1, and applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publications.
Manages and directs emergency services activities. They shall:
Emergency Services Officers should be familiar with CAPP 213, CAPR 50-15, CAPR 55-1, CAPR 60-1 and CAPP 2.
Assists the ES Officer in managing and directing ES training activities. They shall:
Emergency Services Training Officers should be familiar with CAPP 213, CAPR 50-15, CAPR 55-1, CAPR 60-1, CAPP 2 and applicable FEMA publications.
Responsible for the overall financial management of the unit. They shall:
Administer all funds.
Maintain all financial records.
Maintain bank accounts.
Pay all outstanding accounts.
Indorse all negotiable instruments.
Prepare all financial reports.
Prepare annual budget.
Finance Officers should be familiar with CAP regulations in the 173 series and CAPP 202.
Manages and directs historical activities to include:
Developing policies and procedures that relate to historical activities.
Establishing and conducting a program for the publishing of general and special histories, monographs, studies, and similar works for issue both internally and externally to CAP.
Establishing and conducting a program to specifically inform the general public as to the history of CAP as it relates to CAP´s current missions.
Issuing bibliographies, catalogs, indices, and abstracts containing information relative to publications relating to CAP history.
Establishing and conducting a program of the collection and preservation of items of historical significance either of a documentary or physical property nature.
Establishing and conducting an oral history program.
Representing the Civil Air Patrol at meetings of historical and other learned societies.
Historians should be thoroughly familiar with CAPR 210-1 (the Civil Air Patrol Historical Program) and other internal and external publications relating to historical activities.
Leadership Officer :
(Applicable to Cadet and Composite Squadrons Only)
Responsible for leadership laboratory and physical fitness training of CAP cadets to include:
Proper wear of the CAP uniform.
Customs and courtesies of the service.
Leadership techniques and activities.
Squadron drill team.
Leadership Officers should be familiar with CAP directives in the 50 series and particularly with the Leadership Laboratory Manual that is a cost item and is described in the CAP Bookstore Catalog.
Legal Officer :
Advises on legal implications of CAP programs and activities (subject to the constraints imposed by local law on the unauthorized practice of law) to include:
Interpretation of laws and regulations.
Contracts and agreements.
Corporate records and organizations.
Relations with local agencies.
Render legal advice and opinions regarding CAP activities as requested.
Assist the unit safety officer in conducting investigations.
Advise the unit commander and investigating officer on processing complaints in accordance with CAPR 123-2.
Advise commanders on initiation of termination actions and serve as CAP representative at termination appeals hearings as appropriate.
Serve on unit membership board as directed by the unit commander.
Legal Officers at all levels should be familiar and monitor compliance with the CAP Constitution and Bylaws, CAP regulations and with 5 U.S.C. 8141, 10 U.S.C. 9441, and 36 U.S.C. 40301-40307.
Logistics Officer : (Applicable to Squadrons Only) :
Manages and directs the logistics program to include the areas of supply, transportation, maintenance, and installation engineering. They shall:
Exercises staff supervision and coordination of all aircraft maintenance. They shall:
Maintenance officers should be familiar with CAP directives in the 66, 67 and 900 series, Federal Aviation Regulations 43, 45, and 91 and Federal Aviation Advisory Circulars 20-35C, 20-5F, 39-7B, 43-9B, 43-12A and 61-9B.
Responsible for advising CAP commanders and units on the health, sanitation and hygiene of CAP members relevant to CAP activities. (See CAPR 160-1 for policy on emergency medical treatment). They shall:
Assists the ES Officer in arranging or providing training in first aid and emergency lifesaving measures to include medically recognized cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
Provide bloodborne pathogen protection training including preventive measures.
Report bloodborne pathogen exposures and ensure that those members exposed obtain appropriate follow-up medical care from non-CAP sources.
Advise members to obtain necessary physical examinations from their personal physicians and to complete emergency treatment consent forms where required by regulation to participate in various Civil Air Patrol activities. NOTE: Under no circumstances will CAP medical personnel perform physical examinations as part of their Civil Air Patrol duties.
Arrange for necessary medical training materials. Supplies and equipment for unit missions or special activities.
Maintain first aid kits for medical emergencies. (See CAPR 160-1 for policy on emergency medical treatment.)
Generally advise commanders and unit personnel on preventive medicine matters relevant to CAP activities.
Plan conferences and meetings pertaining to special affairs.
Medical Officers should be familiar with all CAP directives in the 160 series and applicable portions of CAPRs 55-1, 50-15, 52-16, 50-17 and 62-2.
Manages and directs all operations activities. They shall:
Operations Officers should be familiar with CAPP 210, CAPP 211, CAPP 212, CAPP 213; CAP directives in the 50, 55, 60 and 62 series and parts 1, 43, 61, 63, 91 and 92 of FAA regulations.
Manages and administers the CAP personnel program and associated administrative procedures to include:
Personnel officers at all levels should be familiar with the Constitution and Bylaws, CAPP 200 and CAP directives in the 20, 35, and 39 series.
Manages and directs the CAP professional development program. They shall:
Know directives applicable to professional development programs.
Public Affairs Officer :
Advises and assists the commander on all media relations, internal information and community relations matters. Plans, develops and implements a Public Affairs program. They shall:
Release information on unit activities to news media.
Publish unit newsletter or bulletin.
Coordinate participation of unit members in community activities.
Coordinate with other organizations and agencies as required.
Supervise all pubic affairs activities of subordinate units.
Public Affairs Officers, to be effective, must be familiar with CAPP 201, CAPP 190-1, CAPP 3, current policies and activities of his/her unit.
Recruiting Officer :
Formulates plans and establishes policies, procedures, and programs, designed to assist CAP in attracting new members and retaining current members. They shall:
Recruiting Officers should be familiar with all aspects of the Civil Air Patrol program, particularly the CAP Constitution and Bylaws, CAPR 20-1, and CAPM 39-2.
Assists and advises the commander in developing the overall accident prevention program. They shall:
Direct and perform safety inspections and surveys of hazardous areas and operations.
Direct and perform accident investigations and prepare safety reports.
Plan safety briefings to make personnel aware of hazards and safe practices.
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Review and analyze accident reports for contributing factors, trends and other accident prevention information.
Prepare training guides, articles and literature, and publicize this information through bulletin boards, newspapers and posters.
Conduct safety studies and recommend corrective action.
Safety Officers should be familiar with CAP directives in the 62 series.
Assists the ES officer in managing and directing search and rescue activities. They shall:
Search and Rescue Officers should be familiar with CAPR 50-15, CAPR 55-1, CAPR 60-1, CAPP 213 and CAPP 2.
Squadron Commanders are responsible to the corporation and to the wing commander (or group commander if applicable) for ensuring that the corporation objectives, policies, and operational directives are effectively executed within their squadron. They shall:
Establish plans, policies, and procedures necessary to the fulfillment of the CAP mission, which are not in conflict with the directives of higher headquarters.
Squadron Commanders should be familiar with the Civil Air Patrol Constitution and Bylaws, CAP governing directives, and all policy matters affecting their command.
NOTE: The duties above also apply to the deputy squadron commander. Squadron commanders should develop a detailed position description for their deputy, outlining his/her specific duties and responsibilities in support of the overall squadron mission.
Manages aircrew standardization and evaluation activities. They shall:
Develop and implement a check pilot program.
Conduct evaluation of check pilot program in subordinate units.
Evaluate aircrew techniques and ability using appropriate publications and checklists.
Evaluate aircrew techniques in mission planning, briefings, mission execution, and critiques.
Perform spot evaluation checks as appropriate.
Continually evaluate aircrew training procedures and techniques.
Administer written examinations and document flight evaluation checks.
Analyze evaluation data for trends that indicate changes in the program or additional training needs for individual pilots.
Standardization/Evaluation Officers should be familiar with CAPP 212; CAP directives in the 50, 55, 60 and 62 series; FAR Parts 1, 43, 61, 91; and FAR Advisory Circulars in the 61 and 91 series.
Responsible for all matters pertaining to supply. They shall:
Supply Officers should be familiar with CAPP 206 and CAP directives in the 67 and 87 series.
Testing Officer : (Applicable to Squadrons Only) :
The squadron testing officer is a member of the squadron commander´s special staff. They shall:
Testing Officers should be familiar with the provision of CAPR 50-4, CAPR 52-16, CAPR 50-17, and CAPP 8.
Responsible for all matters pertaining to surface and air transportation. They shall:
Transportation Officers should be familiar with CAPR 62-2, CAPR 67-1 and directives in the 76, 77, and 900 series.
CADET POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Commands the cadet squadron and performs duties related to cadet positions. They shall:
The Cadet Commander should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the cadet commander in the performance of his duties to include:
The Cadet Deputy Commander should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the cadet commander and deputy commander in administering cadet squadron activities. They shall:
The Cadet Executive Officer should be familiar with directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the senior member aerospace education officer in directing the cadet aerospace education program, to include:
The Cadet Aerospace Education Officer should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the senior member operations officer (composite squadron) in the performance of his/her duties, to include:
The Cadet Operations Officer should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the senior member communications officer (composite squadron) in the performance of his/her duties, to include:
The Cadet Communications Officer should be familiar primarily with CAP directives listed in this regulation for the senior member communication officer.
Directs and supervises the cadet NCOs.
The Cadet 1st Sergeant should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14
Directs and supervises the members of a cadet flight to include:
The Cadet Flight Commander should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Assists the cadet flight commander in the performance of his/her duties, to include:
The Cadet Flight Sergeant should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.
Responsible for the supervision and training of the cadet squad, to include:
The Cadet Element Leader should be familiar with CAP directives as listed in CAPP 52-14.