NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable nationally interoperable wildland fire operations. Personnel are mobilized by position to work under NIMS-ICS principles on wildland fires and other all-hazard incidents. Position standards, qualifications requirements, and performance support capabilities are managed by the NWCG committees. Committee assignments are located at: https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-assignments

The following Incident Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: CRWB, DIVS, ENGB, FELB, FFT1, FFT2, FIRB, HEQB, STCR, STEN, STEQ, TFLD
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee IPD Status
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations OTC ---
Agency Representative AREP Command OTC ---
Air Operations Branch Director AOBD Air Operations NIAC ---
Air Support Group Supervisor ASGS Air Operations NIAC ---
Air Tactical Group Supervisor ATGS Air Operations NIAC ---
Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO Air Operations NIAC ---
Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP Dispatch NCSC ---
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations NIAC ---
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations NIAC ---
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC ---
Area Commander ACDR Command OTC ---
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC Logistics ETC ---
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC Planning OTC ---
Base/Camp Manager BCMG Logistics ETC ---
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations OTC ---
Claims Specialist CLMS Finance/Administration IBC ---
Commissary Manager CMSY Finance/Administration IBC ---
Communications Unit Leader COML Logistics ETC ---
Compensation-for-Injury Specialist INJR Finance/Administration IBC ---
Compensation/Claims Unit Leader COMP Finance/Administration IBC ---
Cost Unit Leader COST Finance/Administration IBC ---
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB Operations OTC Under Review
Crew Representative CREP Operations OTC ---
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations NIAC ---
Demobilization Unit Leader DMOB Planning OTC ---
Display Processor DPRO Planning OTC ---
Division/Group Supervisor DIVS Operations OTC Under Review
Documentation Unit Leader DOCL Planning OTC ---
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations OTC Under Review
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics ETC ---
Equipment Time Recorder EQTR Finance/Administration IBC ---
Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD Dispatch NCSC ---
Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC Dispatch NCSC ---
Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP Dispatch NCSC ---
Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD Dispatch NCSC ---
Facilities Unit Leader FACL Logistics ETC ---
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations OTC Under Review
Field Observer FOBS Planning OTC ---
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1 FSC1 Finance/Administration IBC ---
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2 FSC2 Finance/Administration IBC ---
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3 FSC3 Finance/Administration IBC ---
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN Planning FENC ---
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO Planning FMC ---
Fire Prevention Education Team Leader PETL Prevention and Investigation CEPC ---
Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM Prevention and Investigation CEPC ---
Firefighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) FFT1 Operations OTC Under Review
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember) FFT2 Operations OTC Under Review
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB Operations FMC Under Review
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM Air Operations NIAC ---
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT Air Operations NIAC ---
Food Unit Leader FDUL Logistics ETC ---
Geographic Information System Specialist GISS Planning DMC ---
Ground Support Unit Leader GSUL Logistics ETC ---
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB Operations OTC Under Review
Helibase Manager HEBM Air Operations NIAC ---
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO Air Operations NIAC ---
Helicopter Crewmember HECM Air Operations NIAC ---
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB Air Operations NIAC ---
Human Resource Specialist HRSP Planning OTC ---
Incident Business Advisor INBA Finance/Administration IBC ---
Incident Commander Type 1 ICT1 Command OTC ---
Incident Commander Type 2 ICT2 Command OTC ---
Incident Commander Type 3 ICT3 Command OTC ---
Incident Commander Type 4 ICT4 Command OTC ---
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command OTC ---
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics ETC ---
Incident Communications Technician COMT Logistics ETC ---
Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI Finance/Administration IBC ---
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning OTC ---
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning DMC ---
Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP Dispatch NCSC ---
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning OTC ---
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations OTC ---
Liaison Officer LOFR Command OTC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 1 LSC1 Logistics ETC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 2 LSC2 Logistics ETC ---
Logistics Section Chief Type 3 LSC3 Logistics ETC ---
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN Planning FENC ---
Medical Unit Leader MEDL Logistics RMC ---
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations NIAC ---
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 1 OSC1 Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 2 OSC2 Operations OTC ---
Operations Section Chief Type 3 OPS3 Operations OTC ---
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics ETC ---
Personnel Time Recorder PTRC Finance/Administration IBC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 1 PSC1 Planning OTC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 2 PSC2 Planning OTC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 3 PSC3 Planning OTC ---
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1 RXB1 Prescribed Fire FMC ---
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2 Prescribed Fire FMC ---
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 1 RXM1 Prescribed Fire FMC ---
Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2 RXM2 Prescribed Fire FMC ---
Procurement Unit Leader PROC Finance/Administration IBC ---
Public Information Officer PIOF Command CEPC ---
Public Information Officer Type 1 PIO1 Command CEPC ---
Public Information Officer Type 2 PIO2 Command CEPC ---
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ETC ---
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations NIAC ---
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ETC ---
Resources Unit Leader RESL Planning OTC ---
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations NIAC ---
Safety Officer Type 1 SOF1 Command RMC ---
Safety Officer Type 2 SOF2 Command RMC ---
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command RMC ---
Security Manager SECM Logistics ETC ---
Service Branch Director SVBD Logistics ETC ---
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations NIAC ---
Situation Unit Leader SITL Planning OTC ---
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations OTC ---
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning OTC ---
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL Planning FMC ---
Strike Team Leader Crew STCR Operations OTC Under Review
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN Operations OTC Under Review
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ Operations OTC Under Review
Structure Protection Specialist STPS Operations OTC ---
Supply Unit Leader SPUL Logistics ETC ---
Support Branch Director SUBD Logistics ETC ---
Task Force Leader TFLD Operations OTC Under Review
Time Unit Leader TIME Finance/Administration IBC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Pilot UASP Air Operations NIAC ---
Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM Prevention and Investigation CEPC ---
Wildland Fire Investigator INVF Prevention and Investigation CEPC ---