National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Logistics Section Chief Type 1, LSC1

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Incident Positions
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  • Provides for the safety and welfare of assigned personnel to the incident.
  • 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 Command (IC) briefing. Obtains available incident information and incident agency guidelines and policies.
  • Collects information from outgoing Finance/Administration Section Chief, outgoing IC or other personnel responsible for incident prior to arrival.
  • Evaluates and shares with IMT members, pertinent information for the section which may affect Incident Management Team (IMT) at command and general staff meetings.
  • Develops and implements a section operating plan.
  • Determines section capabilities and limitations.
  • Participates in preparation and review of Incident Action Plan (IAP).
  • Reviews contracts and agreements to make sure all unit leaders understand them and ascertain their impact on the section.
  • Conducts section meeting with unit leaders and other necessary personnel.
  • Provides financial summary information on current incident operations.
  • Participates in the operational period briefing, emphasizing the needs of the section and noting any changes from the written plan.
  • Supervises the section.
  • Acts as COR for national (mobile shower and mobile food units) and local contracts.
  • Interacts and coordinates with all command and general staff. Receives and provides current information.
  • Updates IC on current accomplishments and/or problems.

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, Multiple Agency Coordinating Centers, Area Command, high resource value and cost and urban interface.
  • S-520, Advanced Incident Management.
  • Qualified as LSC2.
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