National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Contracting Officer Technical Representative, COTR

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
Functional Area: 
Coordination & Support
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  • Represents the Contracting Officer between the national contractors (Shower and Caterer) and the Incident Management Team (IMT).
  • Ensures that the national contactors are in compliance with all aspects of the national contract.
  • Ensures that the IMT are meeting their responsibilities as identified in the national contract.
  • Must be extremely familiar with the National Interagency Mobile Food Service and Shower Facilities Contract.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of food service area and water quality control.
  • Coordinates with Medical Unit regarding any reported illnesses that could be attributed to the Food Unit.
  • Ensures safety and health regulations are known to personnel handling food.
  • Monitors contractor’s performance in reference to the contract requirements.
  • Reports deviations to the Contracting Office.
  • Acts as focal point for correspondence and discussions regarding technical direction of contract.
  • Issues technical direction providing specific details.
  • Provides clarification of technical directions.
  • Monitors contract performance.
  • Reviews contractor invoices.
  • Assures contractor is performing technical requirements of contract in accordance with contract terms, specifications, conditions.
  • Performs final inspection and acceptance of work required under the contract.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • National Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for Food/Shower Contracts Training.
  • Bi-annual attendance at the national COTR workshop.
  • Familiarity with food handling and sanitation regulations, OSHA and NEC.
  • Designated by national Food/Shower Contracting Officer.
  • Satisfactory position performance as COTR.
  • Agency certified.
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