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Incident Command System

Cost Unit Leader

Finance, Administration
The following sections provide information on this position:







Cost Unit Leader - General

The Cost Unit Leader - is responsible for collecting all cost data, performing cost effectiveness analyses and providing cost estimates and cost saving recommendations for the incident.



Cost Unit Leader - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Cost Unit Leader are:

  • Review Unit Leader Responsibilities.

  • Obtain a briefing from the Finance/Administration Section Chief.

  • Coordinate with agency headquarters on cost reporting procedures.

  • Collect and record all cost data.

  • Develop incident cost summaries.

  • Prepare resources-use cost estimates for the Planning Section.

  • Make cost-saving recommendations to the Finance/Administration Section Chief.

  • Ensure all cost documents are accurately prepared.

  • Maintain cumulative incident cost records.

  • Complete all records prior to demobilization.

  • Provide reports to the Finance/Administration Section Chief.

  • Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214, 5 KB PDF*).


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