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Procurement Unit Leader (NQS)
6/14/2021 1:17:15 PM
Original Release
Last Major Release
Resource Category
Incident Management
Primary Core Capability
Operational Coordination
Secondary Core Capability
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Procurement Unit Leader oversees unit staff who administer all financial matters pertaining to leases and vendor contracts.
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Procurement Unit Leader: 1. Establishes or transitions into a unit under the Finance/Administration Section 2. Configures unit with personnel to meet incident needs 3. Manages the administration of financial matters pertaining to vendor contracts, leases and fiscal agreements, as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) delegates 4. Manages the administration of documentation associated with equipment rental and supply contracts 5. Works with operations and logistics personnel to meet incident needs under the delegation the AHJ provides 6. Ensures complete, organized contract documentation and works closely with the AHJ to ensure timely contract closeout
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Training1.Identified equivalent trainings should meet or exceed course learning objectives. 2.The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program defines a national baseline to guide and promote NIMS training. It provides recommendations to assist AHJs in developing their own training plans, tailored to their specific needs.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 4. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 5. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 6. E/G/L 0191: Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface 7. E/L 0975: National Incident Management System Incident Command System All-Hazards Finance/Administration Unit Leader, or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of financial management concepts and principles 2. Understanding of private, local, state, tribal, territorial and federal acquisition and procurement processes, policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations Experience: 1.Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Procurement Unit Leader, or equivalent AHJ documentation 2.Experience in incident management in a finance-related position
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Light
CurrencyA higher position is one for which this position is a prerequisite.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position or a higher position during a qualifying incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every five years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Requestor specifies any additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs.
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment.
FEMA, NIMS 509: Finance/Administration Section Chief
FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Procurement Unit Leader, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, NIMS Training Program, May 2020
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), Position Catalog, latest edition published