Cost Unit Leader*

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The Cost Unit Leader (COST) is responsible for collecting all cost data, performing cost-effectiveness analyzes, and providing cost estimates and cost-saving recommendations. The COST reports to the Finance Section Chief (FSC). The COST works in the Finance/Administration functional area.

Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC) Commissary Manager (CMSY) Time Unit Leader (TIME) Equipment Time Recorder* (EQTR) Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI) Procurement Unit Leader (PROC) Compensation-For-Injury Specialist (INJR) Claims Specialist (CLMS) Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP) Cost Unit Leader (COST) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION SECTION CHIEF (FSC1/2) Incident Business Advisor (IBA1/2) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC3) Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC) Time Unit Leader (TIME) Cost Unit Leader (COST) Claims Specialist (CLMS) Compensation-For-Injury Specialist (INJR) Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP) Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI) Equipment Time Recorder (EQTR) Commissary Manager (CMSY) Procurement Unit Leader (PROC) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC2) Incident Business Advisor (INBA) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC1)

The Forest Service and Department of Interior are enabled by Administratively Determined Pay Plans (AD Pay Plans) to hire persons for temporary duration for the following reasons:

  1. To cope with a sudden and unexpected emergency caused by a fire, or extreme fire potential, flood, storm, or any other all-hazard emergency that threatens damage to federally protected property, has the potential to cause loss of life, serious injury, public health risk, or damage to natural or cultural resources unless brought under immediate control.
  2. To provide emergency assistance to States under formalized agreements.
  3. To meet mission assignments issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Business Committee (IBC) reviews positions annually and establishes pay rate classifications for each position.

For more information on the AD Pay Plans, go to https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/incident-business-committee

Position change history for this position will be available shortly.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-08-13

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