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. Positions are managed by the NWCG committees - https://www.nwcg.gov/positions/committee-assignments

The Position Catalog contains information on NWCG positions only- those for which NWCG establishes qualification standards. Agency-specific positions such as those located in the Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement are not included in this catalog.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, SEMG, TIME

The * after position titles denotes that the established FEMA National Qualifications System all-hazards position serves as the baseline for this NWCG wildland fire position.
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC Planning OTC ---
Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB Planning OTC ---
Display Processor DPRO Planning OTC ---
Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL Planning OTC ---
Field Observer FOBS Planning OTC ---
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN Planning FENC ---
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO Planning FMC ---
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS Planning DMC ---
Human Resource Specialist HRSP Planning OTC ---
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning OTC ---
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning DMC ---
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning OTC ---
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN Planning FENC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1 Planning OTC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2 Planning OTC ---
Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3 Planning OTC ---
Resources Unit Leader* RESL Planning OTC ---
Situation Unit Leader* SITL Planning OTC ---
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning OTC ---
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL Planning FMC ---

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