Finance Section Chief, Type 1, FSC1

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  • Establishes and maintains positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
  • Provides for the safety and welfare of assigned personnel.
  • Gathers information necessary to assess incident assignment and determines immediate needs and actions.
  • Attends Agency Administrator or outgoing Incident Commander briefing.  Obtains available incident information and incident agency guidelines and policies.
  • Collects information from outgoing Finance/Administration Section Chief, outgoing Incident Commander or other personnel responsible for incident prior to your arrival.
  • Evaluates and shares with IMT members pertinent information for the section which may affect incident management team.
  • Develops and implements a section operating plan.
  • Ensures reports and forms are complete, accurate and timely.  Checks periodically.
  • Reviews contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements to ascertain their impact and application.
  • Participates in preparation and review of IAP.
  • Provides financial summary information on current incident operations.
  • Participates in the operational period briefing, emphasizing the needs of the finance/administration section.
  • Interacts and coordinates with all command and general staff.  Receives and provides current information.
  • Updates Incident commander on current accomplishments and/or problems.
  • Maintains Unit Log, ICS 214.
  • Considers demobilization needs throughout the incident.
  • Assists in development and approval of Incident Demobilization Plan.
  • Ensures that performance ratings are completed as required by the incident or agency policy.
  • Transitions with incident agency and/or other incident management team to determine that final finance package is complete/accurate and presented with follow-up items.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Interpersonal skill level to communicate, verbally or in writing with local, state, and national politicians or the private sector.
  • Dealing with complex incidents i.e. Multiple Agency Coordinating Centers, Area Command, high resource value and cost, urban interface, multiple incidents.
  • Advanced Incident Management (S-520).
  • Satisfactory performance as a FSC2 and FSC1.
  • Satisfactory performance as a Unit Leader.
  • Recommend e-ISuite knowledge.
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