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, UASD, UASM, UASP.

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