Situation Unit Leader

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Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)Qualified As:SITL orRESL orPSC3 or*OSC2 or*LSC2 or*SOF2Required Training:ICS-400S-420 or L-481Fitness: N Incident Training Specialist (TNSP)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Geographic Information System Specialist (GISS)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N InfraredInterpreter(IRIN)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:I-100IS-700Fitness: N Human Resource Specialist (HRSP)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700RT-340S-340Fitness: N Interagency Resource Representative (IARR)Qualified As:Agency EstablishedRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO)Qualified As:FFT2Required Training:RT-130S-290Fitness: M Display Processor (DPRO)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Field Observer (FOBS)Qualified As:Any SRBRequired Training:RT-130Fitness: M Status/Check-In Recorder (SCKN)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100IS-700Fitness: N Long Term Fire Analyst (LTAN)Qualified As:FBANorFEMO + FIRBRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130S-390S-490S-491S-495S-590Fitness: M Demobilization Unit Leader (DMOB)Qualified As:RESLRequired Training:NoneFitness: N Situation Unit Leader (SITL)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-300IS-800RT-130Fitness: L Resources Unit Leader (RESL)Qualified As:SCKNRequired Training:ICS-200ICS-300IS-800Fitness: N Fire Behavior Analyst (FBAN)Qualified As:DIVSRequired Training:RT-130S-490S-590Fitness: M Strategic Operational Planner (SOPL)Qualified As:RXB2 + DIVSRequired Training:RT-130S-482Fitness: M Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3)Qualified As:None or SITL or RESL orICT3Required Training:ICS-100ICS-400IS-700Fitness: N Documentation Unit Leader (DOCL)Qualified As:NoneRequired Training:ICS-100ICS-200ICS-300IS-700IS-800Fitness: N

For information on how to interpret this chart, please review Position and Qualifications Chart Guidance.

SITL Qualification Requirements,
2019

Required Training

  • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS-300)
  • NRF: An Introduction (IS-800)
  • Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) (RT-130)

Required Experience

  • Completion and Certification of NWCG Situation Unit Leader (SITL) Position Task Book (PMS 311-24)

Physical Fitness Level: Light

Duties mainly involve office-type work with occasional field activity characterized by light physical exertion requiring basic good health. Activities may include climbing stairs, standing, operating a vehicle, and long hours of work, as well as some bending, stooping, or light lifting. Individuals can usually govern the extent and pace of their physical activity.

These Positions Maintain Currency For SITL

  • Field Observer (FOBS)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 1 (PSC1)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3)
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SITL Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Display Processor (DPRO)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 2 (PSC2)
  • Planning Section Chief Type 3 (PSC3)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

Note: Once qualified as a SITL, the PSC3 qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a ‚Äúverification/certification‚ÄĚ page of the PSC3 PTB.

 

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2019-09-30

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