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
DPRO 311-31 Display Processor IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
DOCL 311-25 Documentation Unit Leader IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 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
GISS 311-77 Geographic Information System Specialist DMC Geospatial Subcommittee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
HRSP 311-62 Human Resource Specialist IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06
IRIN 311-26 Infrared Interpreter DMC Data Management Committee, Incident Planning Subcommittee 2012-10
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
RESL, SITL, DMOB 311-24 Resources Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, Demobilization Unit Leader IPSC Incident and Position Standards Committee 2009-06
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
TNSP 311-28 Training Specialist IPSC Incident Planning Subcommittee 2009-06