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.

Note: Filter all IPDs using the IPD Status column to quickly see which ones are under review.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
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 IHOPS Under Review
Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP Dispatch NCSC National Interagency Aviation Committee Under Review
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations IABS National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations IABS National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
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 Under Review
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Under Review
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 Approved
Cost Unit Leader* COST Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Crew Boss, Single Resource CRWB Operations IOSC Approved
Crew Representative CREP Operations IOSC Under Review
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations IHOPS 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 Under Review
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations IOSC Approved
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics ILSC ---
Equipment Time Recorder EQTR Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD Dispatch NCSC Under Review
Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC Dispatch NCSC Under Review
Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP Dispatch NCSC Under Review
Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD Dispatch NCSC Under Review
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL Logistics ILSC ---
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Field Observer FOBS Planning IPS Under Review
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1* FSC1 Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2* FSC2 Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 3* FSC3 Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN Planning FBSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO Planning FMC Incident Planning Subcommittee, Smoke Committee Approved
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 Approved
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM Air Operations IABS Approved
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT Air Operations IABS Approved
Food Unit Leader* FDUL Logistics ILSC ---
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved
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 IASS 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 HRSPU Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Incident Business Advisor INBA Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1 Command ICSC Under Review
Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2 Command ICSC Under Review
Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3 Command ICSC Under Review
Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4 Command ICSC Under Review
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command ICSC Under Review
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Under Review
Incident Communications Technician* COMT Logistics ILSC Under Review
Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI Finance/Administration IBC Approved
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning IPS Under Review
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP Dispatch NCSC National Interagency Aviation Committee Under Review
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning IPS National Coordination System Committee ---
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Under Review
Liaison Officer* LOFR Command ICSC Under Review
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 FBSC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL Logistics EMC Incident Logistics Subcommittee Under Review
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations IABS National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations IOSC Under Review
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1 Operations IOSC Under Review
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2 Operations IOSC Under Review
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3 Operations IOSC Under Review
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics ILSC ---
Personnel Time Recorder PTRC Finance/Administration IBC Approved
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 Approved
Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 RXB2 Prescribed Fire FMC Smoke Committee Approved
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 Approved
Public Information Officer PIOF Command PIOSC Incident Command Subcommittee ---
Public Information Officer Type 1* PIO1 Command PIOSC Incident Command Subcommittee ---
Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2 Command PIOSC Incident Command Subcommittee ---
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Under Review
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations IABS National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ILSC ---
Resources Unit Leader* RESL Planning IPS Under Review
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations IABS National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Security Manager SECM Logistics ILSC Under Review
Service Branch Director SVBD Logistics ILSC ---
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations IABS Approved
Situation Unit Leader* SITL Planning IPS ---
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations IOSC Under Review
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning IPS ---
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL Planning FMC Fire Environment Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved
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 Under Review
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 Approved
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 ---