Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.
Operations Section Chief Type 2*
The Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2) manages incident operations through the operations section, establishing and directing branches, divisions, groups, and units as necessary to support operations. The OSC2 leads the development and execution of the tactical assignments documented in the Incident Action Plan (IAP). The OSC2 reports to the Incident Commander (IC) and works in the Operations functional area.
The OSC2 performs position duties commensurate with Type 2 incident complexity and characteristics stated in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book). (OSC2 and OSC1 duties are identical but are performed at different complexity levels.)
Operations Section Chief (Multi-Branch), Operations Section Chief (Multi-Division) and Operations Section Chief (Multi-Leader) in 1984 PMS 310-1.