National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Procurement Unit Leader*

PROC decorative banner: photos depicting PROC position. PROC Position Description: The Procurement Unit Leader (PROC) is responsible for administering all financial matters pertaining to vendor contracts, leases, and fiscal agreements.

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The Procurement Unit Leader is responsible for administering financial matters pertaining to vendor contracts and agreements and ensuring compliance with incident agency policy for wildland fire or all-hazard incidents. The PROC supervises the Equipment Time Recorder (EQTR) and reports to the Finance Section Chief (FSC). The PROC works in the Finance functional area.

The Forest Service and Department of Interior are enabled by Administratively Determined Pay Plans (AD Pay Plans) to hire persons for temporary duration for the following reasons:

  1. To cope with a sudden and unexpected emergency caused by a fire, or extreme fire potential, flood, storm, or any other all-hazard emergency that threatens damage to federally protected property, has the potential to cause loss of life, serious injury, public health risk, or damage to natural or cultural resources unless brought under immediate control.
  2. To provide emergency assistance to States under formalized agreements.
  3. To meet mission assignments issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Business Committee (IBC) reviews positions annually and establishes pay rate classifications for each position.

For more information on the AD Pay Plans, go to

Jan 2023


  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For PROC."
  • Finance/Administration Section Chief Complex (FSCC) to "PROC Maintains Currency For These Positions."

Jan 2020

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 1984

Position created.


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