NATIONAL AREA COMMAND TEAMS
ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSES: March 20, 2019
To build and maintain National Area Command Teams with highly qualified and
motivated specialists to manage complex emergency operations in a professional
and cost effective manner.
DATE AND LOCATION OF POSITIONS:
Individuals selected will be assigned to a National Area Command Team for a
three year period. Following the three year term, there is an option to reapply for
one additional three year period.
AREA AND LEVEL OF CONSIDERATION:
All NWCG participating agencies nationwide. Selections will be done by the
National MAC Group for the Area Commander. Area Commanders will then
select team members from a list provided by the National MAC Group.
The following are required of each applicant and must be submitted under official
correspondence by the local agency administrator (i.e. Forest Supervisor, District
Manager, Refuge Manager, or regional/national equivalent, etc.). Failure to
submit the required materials may result in non-consideration of the application.
1. National Area Command Team Application, including applicant's statement of
knowledge and skills. If more than one position is applied for, prioritize in order of
2. Most recent Fire Overhead Performance Ratings covering positions desiring
consideration, if applicable.
3. Supervisors appraisal, recommendation and certification of availability.
4. Certification of Fire Qualifications signed by home unit's fire qualification and
DUTIES: Individuals selected will be expected to perform at a high level of
expertise as a member of a National Area Command Team. Interaction between
team members is an absolute necessity when performing in an emergency and
often critical incident environment. Specific duties vary with position and are
listed in the NWCG Fireline Handbook (410-1).
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants applying for positions must meet established
qualifications standards as published in the NWCG Wildland Fire Qualification
Subsystem Guide (PMS 310-1). In summary, Area Commanders will have
experience performing as a general staff on a national incident management
team, performance as an assistant ACDR, and a position performance
assignment as an Area Commander. Assistant Area Commander positions
(plans & logistics) will have experience performing as a general staff on a
national incident management team, and a position performance assignment as
an assistant ACDR. Area Command Aviation Coordinators will have experience