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.

The following Incident Position Descriptions (IPDs) are currently available for review: ABRO, ATIM, ATBM, COMP, COST, DECK, EQTR, FIRB, FSC1, FSC2, FSC3, FWBM, FWPT, HEBM, HLCO, HECM, HMGB, ICPI, INBA, MXMS, PROC, PTRC, RAMP, RTCM, RXB1, RXB2, SEMG, TIME, UASD, UASM, UASP.

Select Which Positions to Print
Position Title Position Code Functional Area Primary Committee Maintained By IPD Status
Assistant Area Commander, Planning ACPC Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Demobilization Unit Leader* DMOB Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Display Processor DPRO Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Documentation Unit Leader* DOCL Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Field Observer FOBS Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Fire Behavior Analyst FBAN Planning FENC Fire Behavior Subcommittee ---
Fire Effects Monitor FEMO Planning FMC Fuels Management Committee ---
Geographic Information System Specialist* GISS Planning DMC Geospatial Subcommittee ---
Human Resource Specialist HRSP Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Incident Training Specialist TNSP Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Infrared Interpreter IRIN Planning DMC Data Management Committee ---
Interagency Resource Representative IARR Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Long Term Fire Analyst LTAN Planning FENC Fire Behavior Subcommittee ---
Planning Section Chief Type 1* PSC1 Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Planning Section Chief Type 2* PSC2 Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Planning Section Chief Type 3* PSC3 Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Resources Unit Leader* RESL Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Situation Unit Leader* SITL Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Status/Check-In Recorder SCKN Planning OTC Incident Planning Subcommittee ---
Strategic Operational Planner SOPL Planning FMC Fuels Management Committee ---

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