Documentation Unit Leader, DOCL

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  • Establishes and organizes incident files in approved format.
  • Provides duplication and collation services.
  • Coordinates and orders essential equipment for the unit and coordinates maintenance and release of equipment.
  • Provides Incident Action Plan preparation.
  • Produces final documentation package and assures host agency receives package.
  • Obtains and assembles information and materials needed for documentation unit leader kit.
  • Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal and interagency working relationships.
  • Establish/maintain checklist of all functions to assure timely input of documentation for final package.
  • Obtains briefing from Planning Section Chief.
  • Organizes and supervises unit.
  • Assists other units in the planning section to meet priorities and timeframes.
  • Records minutes at meetings for inclusion in final package.
  • Maintains Unit Log, ICS Form 214.
  • Assures CTSP receives IAP components electronically.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Knowledge of commonly used procedures that requires some training.
  • There is a list of guidelines; incumbent chooses most appropriate.
  • Tasks involve related steps requiring incumbent to recognize different steps.
  • Interpersonal skill level to communicate, verbally and in writing, with members of the planning section and other incident section chiefs.
  • S-110, Basic Fire Suppression Orientation.
  • I-200, Basic ICS.
  • J-342, Documentation Unit Leader.
  • Satisfactory performance as a DOCL.
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