National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Geographic Information System Specialist

GISS decorative banner: photos depicting GISS position. GISS Position Description: The Geographic Information System Specialist is responsible for providing timely and accurate spatial information to the Situation Unit Leader about the incident to be used by all facets of the IMT.

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GISS Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Completion and Certification of NWCG Geographic Information System Specialist (GISS) Position Task Book, PMS 311-77

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For GISS

  • None

GISS Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • None

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

This is an inherently wildland fire position. All-hazards Geographic Information System Specialists need to meet the wildland fire position qualification requirements. Rationale for not endorsing is based on the specialized wildland fire workflow requirements.

Alternative Pathways to NWCG Qualification




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