National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 1*

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The Finance/Administration Section Chief, Type 1 (FSC1), is responsible for all financial, administrative, and cost analysis aspects of the incident. The FSC1 supervises members of the Finance/Administration Section and reports to the Incident Commander (IC). The FSC1 works in the Finance/Administration functional area.

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

May 2022

Added: Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For FSC1" and "FSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions".

Jan 2020

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2015

Removed: Finance Section Chief Type 3 (FSC3) from "These Positions Maintain Currency for FSC1" and from "FSC1 Maintains Currency for These Positions".

Oct 1993

Position created.  

Finance Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Finance Section Chief  (Multi-Division) and IFinance Section Chief  (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.


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