National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Status/Check-In Recorder

SCKN decorative banner: photos depicting SCKN position. SCKN Position Description: Status/Check-in Recorders (SCKN) are used at each check in location to ensure that all resources assigned to an incident are accounted for. (Where practical, employ Demobilization Unit Leader (DMOB) as a Status/Check-in Recorder to ensure complete information is obtained at check-in.)

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The Status/Check-in Recorder (SCKN) ensures that all resources assigned to an incident are checked in and accounted for. The SCKN is supervised by the Resource Unit Leader (RESL) and works in the Planning 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

May 2022

Added: Planning Section Chief Complex (PSCC) to "These Positions Maintain Currency For SCKN."

May 2021

Added: Incident Position Description (IPD) approved.

Oct 1984

Position created.


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