Claims Specialist

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Under the supervision of the Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP), the Claims Specialist is responsible for managing all claims-related activities (other than injury) for an incident.

Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC) Commissary Manager (CMSY) Time Unit Leader (TIME) Equipment Time Recorder* (EQTR) Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI) Procurement Unit Leader (PROC) Compensation-For-Injury Specialist (INJR) Claims Specialist (CLMS) Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP) Cost Unit Leader (COST) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION SECTION CHIEF (FSC1/2) Incident Business Advisor (IBA1/2) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC3) Personnel Time Recorder (PTRC) Time Unit Leader (TIME) Cost Unit Leader (COST) Claims Specialist (CLMS) Compensation-For-Injury Specialist (INJR) Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP) Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI) Equipment Time Recorder (EQTR) Commissary Manager (CMSY) Procurement Unit Leader (PROC) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC2) Incident Business Advisor (INBA) Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC1)

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: 
Nov 2016

Claims Specialist (CLMS) Required experience modified as follows: Completion and Certification of PTB as a Compensation/Claims Unit Leader (COMP)*

Addition of the following language: *Certification as COMP will allow certification as INJR.


Date: 
Oct 2019

Added to Required Experience Section: Note: Once qualified as a COMP, the CLMS qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented.

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-09-30

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