Logistics Section Chief Type 3*

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Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Radio Operator (RADO) Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) Communications Unit Leader (COML) Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) Food Unit Leader (FDUL) Service Branch Director (SVBD) Ordering Manager (ORDM) Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM) Supply Unit Leader (SPUL) Base/Camp Manager (BCMG) Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) Equipment Manager (EQPM) Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) Security Manager (SECM) Support Branch Director (SUBD) LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF (LSC1/2) Logistics Section Chief (LSC3) Service Branch Director (SVBD) Communications Unit Leader (COML) Incident Communications Technician (COMT) Incident Communications Center Manager (INCM) Medical Unit Leader (MEDL) Food Unit Leader (FDUL) Support Branch Director (SUBD) Supply Unit Leader (SPUL) Ordering Manager (ORDM) Receiving/Distribution Manager (RCDM) Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) Base Camp Manager (BCMG) Ground Support Unit Leader (GSUL) Equipment Manager (EQPM) Security Manager (SECM) Radio Operator (RADO) Logistics Section Chief (LSC2) Logistics Section Chief (LSC1)

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

Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section: Note: Once qualified as SPUL, FACL, GSUL, or ICT3, the LSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a “verification/certification” page of the LSC3 Position Task Book (311-35).


Date: 
Oct 2018

Added Type 3 All-Hazard Incident Management Team (O-305) to Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills.


Date: 
Oct 2016

Addition of Introduction to ICS (ICS-100) and NIMS: An Introduction (IS-700) to Required Training.


Date: 
Oct 2015

Removal of Logistics Section Chief Type 1 (LSC1) from the LSC3 Maintains Currency for These Positions.
Addition of Service Branch Director (SVBD) and Support Branch Director (SUBD) to These Positions Maintains Currency for LSC3.
Addition of the following language: FEMA PTBs are available on the NWCG website.


Date: 
Oct 2014

Type 3 Position standards are being introduced to provide an agreed to minimum standard for National Mobilization and to help develop local capability.  Currently the PSC3, LSC3, and FSC3 positions are utilized by FEMA and the Department of the Interior All Hazard qualification program.

NWCG recognizes the ability of cooperating agencies at the local level to jointly define and accept each other’s qualifications for initial attack, extended attack, large fire operations, and prescribed fire.

Position qualification pathways for the LSC3PSC3, and FSC3 positions include both equivalency and position task book alternatives for position qualification.   FEMA position task books will be utilized for these positions and are available at training.fema.gov/position%20specific%20taskbooks/taskbook_list.asp.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-11-18

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