Operations Branch Director

OPBD decorative banner: photos depicting OPBD position. OPBD Position Description: The Operations Branch Director (OPBD), when present, is responsible for implementing the portion of the IAP applicable to the assigned Branch.

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Engine Boss, Single Resource (ENGB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Heavy Equipment Boss, Single Resource (HEQB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Felling Boss, Single Resource (FELB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Operations SectionChief Type 3 (OPS3)Qualified As:DIVSorICT3Required Training:ICS-400RT-130Fitness: A Crew Boss, Single Resource (CRWB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: A Strike Team Leader Engine (STEN)Qualified As:ENGBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:ICS-400RT-130S-420 or L-481Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment (STEQ)Qualified As:HEQBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: M Strike Team Leader Crew (STCR)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Operations Branch Director (OPBD)Qualified As:OSC2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: M Firing Boss, Single Resource (FIRB)Qualified As:FFT1Required Training:ICS-200RT-130S-230S-290Fitness: M Task Force Leader (TFLD)Qualified As:Any STLorany 2 SRB (one must be CRWB or ENGB) + ICT4Required Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-215S-330Fitness: A Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)Qualified As:TFLDorICT3orICT4 + any 2 STL (one must be STCR or STEN)Required Training:RT-130S-339S-390Fitness: A Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700L-180RT-130S-130S-190Fitness: A Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-131Fitness: A Staging Area Manager (STAM)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200IS-700Fitness: L Crew Representative (CREP)Qualified As:CRWBRequired Training:RT-130Fitness: M Advanced Faller (FAL1)Qualified As:FAL2Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Intermediate Faller (FAL2)Qualified As:FAL3Required Training:RT-130Fitness: A Basic Faller (FAL3)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-212Fitness: A

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OPBD Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)

Physical Fitness Level: Moderate

Duties involve fieldwork requiring complete control of all physical faculties and may include considerable walking over irregular ground, standing for long periods of time, lifting 25 to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Occasional demands may be required for moderately strenuous activities in emergencies over long periods. Individuals usually set their own work pace.

These Positions Maintain Currency For OPBD

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)

OPBD Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Structure Protection Specialist (STPS)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • None
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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-10-11

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