Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts

Possible Answers:

  1. Logistics Section Chief
  2. Operations Section Chief
  3. Planning Section Chief
  4. Finance/Administration Section Chief

The Correct Answer:

D. Finance/Administration Section Chief negotiates and monitors contracts.

Explanation:

The incident commander is responsible for determining the needs of the finance and administration section in the incident area. The incident commander is also responsible for designating an individual who will fulfill the duties of a finance section chief. 

The finance section is responsible for establishing the cost, procurement unit, compensation, and time.

The main function of the Finance/Administration Section Chief are listed down below:

  • Documenting the reimbursement (for example, under assistance agreements and mutual aid agreements)
  • Compensation for any damage to the property or injury to any person.
  • Cost analysis
  • Timekeeping
  • Negotiation and monitoring of the contract.

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