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
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
DECK 311-85 Deck Coordinator NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2009-06
FWPT, RAMP 311-92 Fixed Wing Parking Tender/Ramp Manager NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10
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
RTCM, MXMS 311-94 Retardant Crew Member / Mix Master OTC Operations and Training Committee 2019-03
UASP, UASL, UASM, UASD 311-79 Unmanned Aircraft System: Pilot, Module Leader, Manager, Data Specialist NIAC National Interagency Aviation Committee 2018-10