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 Under Review
Air Operations Branch Director* AOBD Air Operations NIAC Approved
Air Support Group Supervisor* ASGS Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Air Tactical Group Supervisor* ATGS Air Operations IASS Under Review
Aircraft Base Radio Operator ABRO Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Aircraft Dispatcher ACDP Dispatch NCSC National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations IABS Approved
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations IABS Approved
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC Approved
Area Commander ACDR Command ICSC Approved
Assistant Area Commander, Logistics ACLC Logistics ILSC Approved
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC Planning IPS Approved
Base/Camp Manager BCMG Logistics ILSC Approved
Basic Faller FAL3 Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Claims Specialist CLMS Finance/ Administration IBC ---
Communications Unit Leader* COML Logistics ILSC Approved
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 Approved
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB Planning IPS Under Review
Display Processor DPRO Planning IPS ---
Division/Group Supervisor* DIVS Operations IOSC Approved
Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL Planning IPS Approved
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations IOSC Approved
Equipment Manager EQPM Logistics ILSC Approved
Equipment Time Recorder EQTR Finance/ Administration IBC Approved
Expanded Dispatch Coordinator CORD Dispatch NCSC Approved
Expanded Dispatch Recorder EDRC Dispatch NCSC Approved
Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher EDSP Dispatch NCSC Approved
Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher EDSD Dispatch NCSC Approved
Facilities Unit Leader* FACL Logistics ILSC Approved
Felling Boss, Single Resource FELB Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Field Observer FOBS Planning IPS Approved
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 FPETSC Approved
Fire Prevention Education Team Member PETM Prevention and Investigation FPETSC Approved
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 Approved
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved
Ground Support Unit Leader* GSUL Logistics ILSC Approved
Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource HEQB Operations IOSC Approved
Helibase Manager HEBM Air Operations IHOPS Under Review
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO Air Operations IASS Under Review
Helicopter Crewmember HECM Air Operations IHOPS Approved
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB Air Operations IHOPS Under Review
Human Resource Specialist HRSP Planning HRSPU Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved
Incident Business Advisor INBA Finance/ Administration IBC Approved
Incident Commander Type 1* ICT1 Command ICSC Approved
Incident Commander Type 2* ICT2 Command ICSC Approved
Incident Commander Type 3* ICT3 Command ICSC Approved
Incident Commander Type 4* ICT4 Command ICSC Approved
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command ICSC Approved
Incident Communications Center Manager INCM Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Approved
Incident Communications Technician* COMT Logistics ILSC Approved
Incident Contract Project Inspector ICPI Finance/ Administration IBC Approved
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning IPS Approved
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Initial Attack Dispatcher IADP Dispatch NCSC National Interagency Aviation Committee Approved
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning NCSC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Intermediate Faller FAL2 Operations HTTFS Incident Operations Subcommittee Approved
Liaison Officer* LOFR Command ICSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 1* LSC1 Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 2* LSC2 Logistics ILSC Approved
Logistics Section Chief Type 3* LSC3 Logistics ILSC Approved
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN Planning FBSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Medical Unit Leader* MEDL Logistics IMUS Incident Logistics Subcommittee Approved
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations IABS Approved
Operations Branch Director OPBD Operations IOSC Approved
Operations Section Chief Type 1* OSC1 Operations IOSC Approved
Operations Section Chief Type 2* OSC2 Operations IOSC Approved
Operations Section Chief Type 3* OPS3 Operations IOSC Approved
Ordering Manager ORDM Logistics ILSC Approved
Personnel Time Recorder PTRC Finance/ Administration IBC Approved
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1 Planning IPS Approved
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2 Planning IPS Approved
Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3 Planning IPS Approved
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 RXMG Prescribed Fire FMC Smoke Committee Approved
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 Under Review
Public Information Officer Type 2* PIO2 Command PIOSC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Public Information Officer, Technician PIOT Command PIOSC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ILSC National Coordination System Committee Approved
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations IABS Approved
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ILSC Approved
Resources Unit Leader* RESL Planning IPS Approved
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations IABS Approved
Safety Officer Type 1* SOF1 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Approved
Safety Officer Type 2* SOF2 Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Approved
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command RMC Incident Command Subcommittee Under Review
Security Manager SECM Logistics ILSC Approved
Service Branch Director* SVBD Logistics ILSC Approved
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations IABS Approved
Situation Unit Leader* SITL Planning IPS Approved
Staging Area Manager STAM Operations IOSC Approved
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning IPS Approved
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 Approved
Supply Unit Leader* SPUL Logistics ILSC Approved
Support Branch Director* SUBD Logistics ILSC Approved
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 Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM Air Operations UASSC Approved
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL Air Operations UASSC ---
Wildland Fire Investigation Team Leader INVL Prevention and Investigation WFISC Under Review
Wildland Fire Investigator INVF Prevention and Investigation WFISC Approved