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.
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.