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Finance/Administration Section Chief

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

Finance/Administration Section Chief - General

The Finance/Administration Section Chief - is responsible for all financial, administrative, and cost analysis aspects of the incident and for supervising members of the Finance/Administration Section.

Finance/Administration Section Chief - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Finance/Administration Section Chief are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities.

  • Attend planning meetings as required.

  • Manage all financial aspects of an incident.

  • Provide financial and cost analysis information as requested.

  • Gather pertinent information from briefings with responsible agencies.

  • Develop an operating plan for the Finance/Administration Section; fill supply and support needs.

  • Determine the need to set up and operate an incident commissary.

  • Meet with Assisting and Cooperating Agency Representatives, as needed.

  • Maintain daily contact with agency(s) administrative headquarters on Finance/Administration matters.

  • Ensure that all personnel time records are accurately completed and transmitted to home agencies, according to policy.

  • Provide financial input to demobilization planning.

  • Ensure that all obligation documents initiated at the incident are properly prepared and completed.

  • Brief agency administrative personnel on all incident-related financial issues needing attention or follow-up prior to leaving incident.

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

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