Operations Section Chief Type 1

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OSC1 Qualification Requirements,

Required Training

  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)
  • Advanced Incident Management (S-520) or Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC)

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as an Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Operations Section Chief Type 1 (OSC1) Position Task Book (PMS 311-08) - OSC1/OSC2 Combined.

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 OSC1

  • Area Commander (ACDR)
  • Assistant Area Commander, Logistics (ACLC)
  • Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC)
  • Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1)
  • Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)
  • Operations Branch Director (OPBD)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)

OSC1 Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Assistant Area Commander, Planning (ACPC)
  • Division/Group Supervisor (DIVS)
  • Incident Commander Type 1 (ICT1)
  • Incident Commander Type 2 (ICT2)
  • Incident Commander Type 3 (ICT3)
  • Operations Branch Director (OPBD)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 2 (OSC2)
  • Operations Section Chief Type 3, Wildland Fire (OPS3)
  • Strike Team Leader including (STCR, STEQ, STEN)
  • Task Force Leader (TFLD)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • None
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