This course provides participants course work and hands-on training for the position of Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) on a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It covers the role and responsibilities of a FSC and the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel within the Incident Command System (ICS). The course reviews the Job Aids, which include the role and responsibilities, of various Unit Leaders such as the Time Unit Leader, Cost Unit Leader, and Procurement Unit Leader, and Comp/Claims Unit Leader. The student will become familiar with the various incident-related documents and software programs that may use by an FSC. Instructional methods include lectures, class discussions, graded evaluations, and group exercises. A certificate of course completion will be awarded to those students who have 100% attendance and who obtain a total course score of 70% or higher.
This course is intended for U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System courses I-100, 200, 300, and 400, IS-700b and IS-800c, and who have been identified to be a part of an Incident Management Team.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Define the role and responsibilities of the Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) in the overall management of the Finance/Administration Section
Discuss options for funding the incident and discuss procurement processes
Describe the relationship of the FSC to other incident personnel, incident agency personnel, and other contacts
Describe the role of the FSC in the development, review, and update of incident related documents, e.g., Site Safety Plan, Demobilization Plan, Incident Action Plan, Interagency Agreements, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Agreements, and Emergency Fund Agreements
Describe the role of the FSC in the development of the incident finance package (official files)
Note: A calculator is recommended.
Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:
Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :
ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Training location’s availability;
• COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
• Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
• Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
• Contractual number of available course training slots;
• EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
• Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.). If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.
Limited to U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard or by invitation.
This event will include a capstone Incident Management Team Exercise (IMTX), on Friday, May 10th, in which participants, along with other Key Leadership Position course participants, will practice their position skills within an incident management team environment under simulated incident conditions. Team members will work together to manage the hypothetical incident, conduct ICS Planning ‘P’ activities and produce work products, including an Incident Action Plan.