Operations Section Chief Type 1, OSC1
- Attends briefing from the Agency Administrator or outgoing Incident commander.
- Identifies kind, type and number of resources required to achieve control objectives.
- Collects information from outgoing Operations Section Chief, initial Incident Commander or other personnel responsible for incident.
- Prepares for and participate in planning and strategy meetings.
- Evaluates and monitors current situation.
- Observes, reviews current operations, and gathers intelligence to prepare tactics for operational period planning meetings.
- Evaluates urban interface needs.
- Evaluates resource status and tactical needs to determine appropriate resource assignments.
- Participates in preparation of Incident Action Plan.
- Leads the current status and operational plan for the operational period briefings.
- Interacts and coordinates with Command and General Staff.
- Supervises operations organization.
- Coordinates with replacement Operations Section Chief or others.
- Evaluates overall effectiveness of Incident Action Plan and adjust when necessary.
- Uses fire behavior predication information to plan and organize tactical operations.
- Uses incident safety analysis and other known safety criteria to plan and organize tactical operations.
- Updates Incident Commander on current accomplishments and/or problems.
- Reports special events, (incidents, accidents, political contacts, property loss or damage, etc).
- Ensures all personnel and equipment time records are complete and submitted in a timely manner.
- Considers demobilization needs throughout the incident.
- Assists in development and approval of Incident Demobilization Plan.
- Implements Demobilization Plan.
- Ensures that performance ratings are completed as required by the incident or agency policy.
- Participates in Agency Administrator debriefing.
Position Knowledge and/or Requirements
- S-520, Advanced Incident Management
- Qualified OSC2
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