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-responsibilities
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee
Advanced Faller FAL1 Operations OTC
Agency Representative AREP Command and General Staff 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
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC
Area Commander ACDR Command and General Staff 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
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
Documentation Unit Leader DOCL Planning OTC
Engine Boss, Single Resource ENGB Operations OTC
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
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
Firefighter Type 2 (Crewmember) FFT2 Operations OTC
Firing Boss, Single Resource FIRB Operations FMC
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
Helibase Manager Type 1 HEB1 Air Operations NIAC
Helibase Manager Type 2 HEB2 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 and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 2 ICT2 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 3 ICT3 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 4 ICT4 Command and General Staff OTC
Incident Commander Type 5 ICT5 Command and General Staff 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 and General Staff 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
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 and General Staff CEPC
Public Information Officer Type 1 PIO1 Command and General Staff CEPC
Public Information Officer Type 2 PIO2 Command and General Staff CEPC
Radio Operator RADO Logistics ETC
Receiving/Distribution Manager RCDM Logistics ETC
Resources Unit Leader RESL Planning OTC
Safety Officer Type 1 SOF1 Command and General Staff RMC
Safety Officer Type 2 SOF2 Command and General Staff RMC
Safety Officer, Line SOFR Command and General Staff 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
Strike Team Leader Engine STEN Operations OTC
Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment STEQ Operations OTC
Structure Protection Specialist STPS Operations OTC
Supply Unit Leader SPUL Logistics ETC
Support Branch Director SUBD Logistics ETC
Task Force Leader TFLD Operations OTC
Time Unit Leader TIME Finance/Administration IBC
Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member INTM Prevention and Investigation CEPC
Wildland Fire Investigator INVF Prevention and Investigation CEPC