NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable consistent and uniform performance by personnel mobilized by position under NIMS-ICS principles. The position catalog provides comprehensive information about each NWCG position. Positions are managed by the NWCG committees - https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-assignments

The Position Catalog contains information on NWCG positions only- those for which NWCG establishes qualification standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, SEMG, TIME

The * after position titles denotes that the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazards position serves as the baseline for this NWCG wildland fire position.
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee IPD Status
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 Under Review
Aircraft Timekeeper ATIM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Airtanker Base Manager ATBM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Area Command Aviation Coordinator ACAC Air Operations NIAC ---
Deck Coordinator DECK Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Fixed Wing Base Manager FWBM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Fixed Wing Parking Tender FWPT Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Helibase Manager HEBM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Helicopter Coordinator HLCO Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Helicopter Crewmember HECM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Helicopter Manager, Single Resource HMGB Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Mixmaster MXMS Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Ramp Manager RAMP Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Retardant Crewmember RTCM Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Single Engine Airtanker Manager SEMG Air Operations NIAC Under Review
Unmanned Aircraft System, Data Specialist UASD Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Manager UASM Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Module Leader UASL Air Operations NIAC ---
Unmanned Aircraft System, Pilot UASP Air Operations NIAC ---

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