Incident Business Advisor, INBA

Position Category: 
Incident Positions
Position Code: 
Functional Area: 
Coordination & Support
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  • Establishes and maintains positive internal and external interpersonal working relationships.
  • Gathers information necessary to assess incident assignment and determine 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 pertinent information with them, which may affect Incident Management Team operations.
  • 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.
  • Provides financial summary information on current incident operations.
  • Participates in the operational period briefing, emphasizing the needs of the agency you represent.
  • Interacts and coordinates with all command and general staff.  Receives and provides current information.
  • Updates Incident Commander on current accomplishments and/or problems.
  • Ensures that performance is documented and provided to Agency and IMT.
  • Transitions with incident agency and/or other incident management team members to determine that final finance package is complete/accurate and presented with follow-up items.
  • Interacts with Agency and IMT to ensure agency policies are being followed.
  • Coordinates with Buying Team, Expanded Dispatch and IMT to ensure all areas are functioning and problems are resolved timely.
  • Coordinates with Regional/Agency Incident Business Management Specialist.

Position Knowledge and/or Requirements

  • Interpersonal skill level to communicate, verbally or in writing with local, state and national politicians or the private sector
  • Ability to deal with complex incidents i.e. Multiple Agency Coordinating Centers, Area Command, high resource value and cost, urban interface, and multiple incidents
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS-200)
  • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
  • NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700)
  • NRF: An Introduction (IS-800B)
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