Job Overview

Summary

Number of Vacancies:  One at this time, however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Please refer to the section "Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes".

Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens and merit promotion candidates. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position. Applications are encouraged and applicants will be considered under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) if they are preference eligibles or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing 3 or more years of continuous active service.

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service (NPS). Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.   We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.   From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.   You can be part of this exciting and important mission.

In support of the NPS mission, Work Force Management ensures the NPS has people with the right skills, at the right place and at the right time.   

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of America.

This work requires a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning and Development activities are designed to help employees fulfill our mission through education, performance improvement and knowledge management. Whether it is in traditional classrooms, self-paced computer programs, classes delivered by satellite television or blended models, we are committed to meeting the charge Director Horace M. Albright gave us in his farewell message in 1933, "Do not let the service become just another Government bureau, keep it youthful, vigorous, clean and strong."

Duties

The primary purpose of the position is to manage employee development programs for Partnerships and Civic Engagement, and provide accountability for delivery of training programs in a broad workforce in a variety of disciplines and private sector organizations. The position serves training and employee development needs for the WASO offices of philanthropy, partnerships, rivers and trails, grants, scenic trails, and recreation programs. The incumbent is also responsible for providing a variety of management support services essential to the direction and operation of the NPS training community nationwide.

Major Duties:

You will serves as the principle training advisor and consultant for one or more designated Servicewide program managers at all levels of the NPS. You will coordinate the annual review of Servicewide partnership training programs, making specific recommendations for career field curriculum, budgets, needs (gap analysis/closure), and revision of programs and delivery systems. Recommends and justifies expenditures of funds related to these national and multi-regional training activities.

You will collaborate with members of the training community, park managers, occupational specialists, and individuals and organizations from both inside and outside of the NPS to facilitate learning experiences for individuals in the designated career fields.

You will work with career field program managers in development of course materials, distance learning strategies and methods, video packages, and other new training programs. You will determine objectives and scope of courses, subjects to be covered, evaluation processes. You will develop handbooks, guides, and policies regarding administrative training and career development within the scope of career fields.

You will track the professional development of the workforce in partnerships and civic engagement, keeping a national perspective on the training needs of the NPS, as well as the needs of employees within the career field. You will use a variety of methods and strategies to evaluate mentoring programs, alternative delivery systems, advanced education programs, and cross-training assignments.

You will work with committees and other special assignments related to the wide range of partnership and civic engagement needs outside the training division.