NWCG Position Catalog

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NWCG positions enable consistent and uniform performance by personnel mobilized by position under NIMS-ICS principles. The position catalog provides comprehensive information about each NWCG position, those for which NWCG establishes qualifications standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) use the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazard position as the baseline for the NWCG wildland fire position.

Note: Filter all IPDs using the IPD Status column to quickly see which ones are under review.

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Position Title Position Code Functional Area Steward Key Stakeholders IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC Planning IPS ---
Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB Planning IPS ---
Display Processor DPRO Planning IPS ---
Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL Planning IPS Under Review
Field Observer FOBS Planning IPS Under Review
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN Planning FBSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO Planning FMC Incident Planning Subcommittee, Smoke Committee Approved
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved
Human Resource Specialist HRSP Planning HRSPU Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning IPS Under Review
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning GSC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning IPS National Coordination System Committee ---
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN Planning FBSC Incident Planning Subcommittee Under Review
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1 Planning IPS Under Review
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2 Planning IPS Under Review
Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3 Planning IPS Under Review
Resources Unit Leader* RESL Planning IPS Under Review
Situation Unit Leader* SITL Planning IPS ---
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning IPS ---
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL Planning FMC Fire Environment Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee Approved

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