National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Incident Contract Project Inspector

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The Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI) represents the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) to secure compliance with terms and conditions of the contract and to notify the contractor of any deviations from contract requirements. The ICPI reports to the Procurement Unit Leader (PROC). The ICPI works in the Finance/Administration functional area.

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

Jan 2020

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 2016

Added: Incident Contract Project Inspector (S-262) to "Other Training Which Supports Development of Knowledge and Skills".

Oct 2012

Position created.

Established the Incident Contract Project Inspector (ICPI). ICPI Implementation Transmittal can be found at


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