IFPM Qualification Standards became effective October 1, 2010

Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Qualification Standards for temporary positions will be required at the GS-5 and above. Refer to the following table showing the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) qualification selective placement factors.

NOTE: These requirements are in addition to the basic/minimum qualification requirements that are stated in the vacancy announcement.

Effective October 1, 2010
Grade NWCG Selective Placement Factor Requirements
GS-3 None
GS-4 None
GS-5 FFT1 AND completion of S-290 course.
GS-6 and above NWCG qualification requirements vary by position. Check with your local Fire Office for more detailed information.