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Search and Rescue Officer


Search and Rescue Officer

Reports to: FLWG/DOS – Director of Emergency Services

Unit: SER-FL-001

Reviewing Official: A3, Chief of Staff

Who May Apply: Active members of Florida Wing. If you don’t meet the requirements stated below, you may still apply, and be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the DOS in developing SAR agreements with state emergency management officials and other CAP units, if needed.
  • Know CAP SAR responsibilities in Florida.
  • Develop a Wing SAR force that can respond to requests from the appropriate Coast Guard and Air Force Rescue Coordination Centers or other responsible agencies. 
  • Ensure the SAR training program is adequate. 
  • Develop standardized operational procedures for rapid alerting and assembling of SAR task force personnel. 
  • Assist the DOS in coordinating wing SAR evaluations, training missions, and exercises.


CAP Directives: The Director of Emergency Services should be familiar with the following directives:

  • CAPP 2
  • CAPP 70-3
  • CAPR 60-3
  • CAPR 60-5
  • CAPR 70-1
  • CAPR 77-1
  • CAPR 100-1
  • CAPR 100-3
  • CAPR 111-1
  • CAPR 130-2
  • Operations CAP Standards
  • ES Task Guides
  • applicable federal, state, and local MOUs, applicable FEMA publications, and ES-related MOUs and agreements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade of Capt / Staff Sergeant or above.
  • Senior rating in the Emergency Services Specialty Track.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, and working in a Windows environment.
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail.
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook, and a can-do attitude.
  • Reside within the Wing. Infrequent, temporary absences of short duration are permissible.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Grade of Maj / Master Sergeant or above.
  • Master rating in the Emergency Services Specialty Track.
  • Completed Level III or above.
  • Two years experience as Emergency Services Officer at the Group level.

Required Documents: Applicants must submit the following documents by the application closing date:

  • Cover letter.
  • Civil Air Patrol Resume.
  • Professional resume.
  • Unit Commander’s Endorsement.

Applicant screening will be done without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability.

Applicants may be asked for a personal or telephonic interview. Upon notification, a mutually convenient time and place will be arranged. Inquiries concerning specific aspects of the duty position should be directed to the Reviewing Official.

Selection criteria are based on Civil Air Patrol training, experience, and participation, as well as civilian education and experience related to the position.


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