Air Tactical Group Supervisor

ATGS decorative banner: photos depicting ATGS position. ATGS Position Description: The Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) reports to the Air Operations Branch Director on Type 1 and Type 2 incidents and to the Incident Commander or Operations on initial attack or Type 3 incidents. The ATGS is responsible for managing the incident airspace and coordinating the fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operations over an incident. (See NWCG Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide, PMS 505. Note: Aerial Supervision Modules (ASM) can function as an ATGS.)

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The Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) reports to the Air Operations Branch Director on Type 1 and Type 2 incidents and to the Incident Commander or Operations on initial attack or Type 3 incidents. The ATGS is responsible for managing the incident airspace and coordinating the fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operations over an incident. (See NWCG Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide, PMS 505. Note: Aerial Supervision Modules (ASM) can function as an ATGS.)

Mobilize and Perform Initial Position Duties

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Accomplish ATGS Objectives

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Communicate and Coordinate

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Manage Risk

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Document

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Demobilize

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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/resources/incident-business-committee-ad-positions

For information on ATGS AD Class go to https://www.nwcg.gov/ad-positions/atgs

Position change history for this position will be available shortly.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-10-26

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