NWCG Position Task Book Catalog

Position Task Book decorative banner. Four photos of wildland fire operations with two pages of position task books. Female dispatcher pointing to an area on a wall map while reading papers. A firefighter walking at night using drip torch to ignite grasses. Female firefighter talking on a handheld radio. Far right photo of Navajo Hotshot pointing at heading on position task book paper.

NWCG position task books (PTBs) are a key component of the qualification process for specified NWCG positions. The PTB provides an observable, measurable, and standardized means to evaluate and document trainee proficiency.

NWCG member agencies maintain agency-specific position task books. These are available at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications/agency-taskbooks.

Task Books by functional area:
Air Operations | Area Command | Command & General Staff | Dispatch | Finance | Logistics | Operations | Planning | Prescribed Fire | Prevention & Investigation

Position Code PMS# Position Task Book Primary Committee Maintained By Date Published
AOBD 311-17 Air Operations Branch Director NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ASGS 311-19 Air Support Group Supervisor NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ABRO 311-87 Aircraft Base Radio Operator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2017-10
ACDP 311-67 Aircraft Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee, National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ATIM 311-93 Aircraft Timekeeper NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
ATBM, FWBM, SEMG 311-61 Airtanker Base Manager/Fixed Wing Base Manager/Single Engine Airtanker Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
ACAC 311-83 Area Command Aviation Coordinator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
ACDR 311-80 Area Commander IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
ACLC 311-89 Assistant Area Commander, Logistics IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
ACPC 311-88 Assistant Area Commander, Planning IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
BCMG 311-42 Base Camp Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
FAL3, FAL2, FAL1 311-91 Basic Faller, Intermediate Faller, Advanced Faller IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee, Risk Management Committee 2014-11
COMP, PROC, TIME 311-47 Compensation/Claims Unit Leader, Procurement Unit Leader, Time Unit Leader IBC Incident Business Committee 2016-10
COST 311-48 Cost Unit Leader IBC Incident Business Committee 2009-06
CREP 311-12 Crew Representative IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
DECK 311-85 Deck Coordinator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
DPRO 311-31 Display Processor IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
DIVS 311-09 Division/Group Supervisor IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
DOCL 311-25 Documentation Unit Leader IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
EQPM 311-45 Equipment Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
CORD 311-56 Expanded Dispatch Coordinator NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDRC 311-59 Expanded Dispatch Recorder NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDSP 311-57 Expanded Dispatch Supervisory Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
EDSD 311-58 Expanded Dispatch Support Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee 2009-06
FACL, COML, FDUL, GSUL, MEDL, SPUL 311-34 Facilities Unit Leader, Communications Unit Leader, Food Unit Leader, Ground Support Unit Leader, Medical Unit Leader, Supply Unit Leader IPSC Equipment Technology Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee, Incident and Position Standards Committee 2012-04
FSC3 311-50 Finance Section Chief Type 3 IBC Incident Business Committee 2017-10
FSC2, FSC1 311-46 Finance/Administration Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IBC Incident Business Committee 2009-06
FBAN, LTAN 311-29 Fire Behavior Analyst, Long Term Fire Analyst FENC Fire Environment Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2017-05
FEMO, FOBS 311-30 Fire Effects Monitor, Field Observer FMC Fuels Management Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee, Smoke Committee 2012-09
FFT1, ICT5 311-14 Firefighter Type 1, Incident Commander Type 5 IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
FWPT, RAMP 311-92 Fixed Wing Parking Tender/Ramp Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
GISS 311-77 Geographic Information System Specialist DMC Geospatial Subcommittee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
HEBM 311-20 Helibase Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
HLCO, ATGS 311-18 Helicopter Coordinator, Air Tactical Group Supervisor NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2016-04
HECM 311-22 Helicopter Crew Member NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
HRSP 311-62 Human Resource Specialist IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
INBA 311-65 Incident Business Advisor IBC Incident Business Committee 2014-10
ICT2, ICT1 311-01 Incident Commander Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
ICT3 311-02 Incident Commander Type 3 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
ICT4 311-03 Incident Commander Type 4 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
INCM 311-41 Incident Communications Center Manager IPSC National Coordination System Committee, Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
COMT 311-96 Incident Communications Technician IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
ICPI 311-49 Incident Contract Project Inspector IBC Incident Business Committee 2012-10
IRIN 311-26 Infrared Interpreter DMC Data Management Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2012-10
IADP 311-60 Initial Attack Dispatcher NCSC National Coordination System Committee, National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
LOFR 311-05 Liaison Officer IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2010-06
LSC2, LSC1 311-33 Logistics Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
LSC3 311-35 Logistics Section Chief Type 3 IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2017-10
OSC2, OSC1 311-08 Operations Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2009-06
ORDM 311-43 Ordering Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
PTRC, EQTR, CMSY 311-51 Personnel Time Recorder, Equipment Time Recorder, Commissary Manager IBC Incident Business Committee 2016-10
PSC2, PSC1 311-23 Planning Section Chief Type 2/Type 1 IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
PSC3 311-55 Planning Section Chief Type 3 IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2017-10
RXB2, RXB1 311-74 Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2/Type 1 FMC Fuels Management Committee, Smoke Committee 2017-06
RXM2, RXM1 311-70 Prescribed Fire Manager Type 2/Type 1 FMC Fuels Management Committee, Smoke Committee 2009-06
PETL 311-63 Prevention Education Team Leader CEPC Communication Education and Prevention Committee 2009-06
PETM 311-64 Prevention Education Team Member CEPC Communication Education and Prevention Committee 2009-06
PIOF 311-07 Public Information Officer CEPC Public Information Officer Subcommittee 2009-06
PIO2, PIO1 311-06 Public Information Officer Type 2/Type 1 CEPC Public Information Officer Subcommittee 2009-06
RADO 311-97 Radio Operator IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee, National Coordination System Committee 2019-09
RCDM 311-44 Receiving/Distribution Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
RESL, SITL, DMOB 311-24 Resources Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, Demobilization Unit Leader IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
RTCM, MXMS 311-94 Retardant Crew Member / Mix Master IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2019-03
SOF2, SOF1 311-04 Safety Officer Type 2/Type 1 RMC Incident and Position Standards Committee, Risk Management Committee 2009-06
SOFR 311-82 Safety Officer, Line RMC Incident and Position Standards Committee, Risk Management Committee 2009-06
SECM 311-40 Security Manager IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
CRWB, HEQB, ENGB, FELB, FIRB, HMGB 311-13 Single Resource Boss: Crew, Heavy Equipment, Engine, Felling, Firing, Helicopter IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee 2012-04
STAM 311-16 Staging Area Manager IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2008-05
SCKN 311-32 Status Check-in Recorder IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
SOPL 311-72 Strategic Operational Planner FMC Fire Environment Committee, Fuels Management Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2011-06
STCR, STEQ, STEN, TFLD 311-10 Strike Team Leader Crew, Strike Team Leader Heavy Equipment, Strike Team Leader Engine, Task Force Leader IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2013-12
STPS 311-68 Structure Protection Specialist IPSC Incident Operations Subcommittee, Wildland Urban Interface Mitigation Committee 2009-06
TNSP 311-28 Training Specialist IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
UASP, UASL, UASM, UASD 311-79 Unmanned Aircraft System: Pilot, Module Leader, Manager, Data Specialist NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
INTM 311-90 Wildland Fire Investigation Team Member CEPC Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee 2009-06
INVF 311-66 Wildland Fire Investigator CEPC Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee 2009-06