NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable consistent and uniform performance by personnel mobilized by position under NIMS-ICS principles. The position catalog provides comprehensive information about each NWCG position, those for which NWCG establishes qualifications standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) use the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazard position as the baseline for the NWCG wildland fire position.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, COMP, COST, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FSC1, FSC2, FSC3, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, ICPI, INBA, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, RXB1, RXB2, SEMG, TIME, UASM, UASP.

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