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This is a full time permanent position duty stationed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota.

Who May Apply:  This position is open to current permanent NPS federal employees ONLY.  

This announcement is being advertised under merit promotion procedures, the candidates listed above may apply. 
Area Information:  Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located three miles west of Keystone, South Dakota, in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota.  Housing for purchase or rent, schools, medical and dental facilities, churches of most faiths, and shopping are available in Rapid City, 25 miles northeast of Park Headquarters, and in nearby Hill City and Custer.

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Number of Vacancies: One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Anticipated Entry on Duty Date: February, 5, 2014.


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide authoritative advice on a wide range of administrative functions as these apply to the park, either as a personal advisory service to the Superintendent and Division Chiefs or by directing (or obtaining services of) specialists, technicians and clerical support positions in delivering services to management and employees of the park.

As a member of the park management team, plans, analyzes and monitors the formulation and development of complex and/or highly sensitive park-wide plans, programs, procedures, operating policies, internal controls and program goals. These plans, policies and programs are characterized by a complex web of laws, regulations, and policies that govern conservation and preservation of nationally significant natural, cultural and historic resources and are impacted by constant changes, variables and unknowns. The incumbent is the authoritative source for guidance and assumes the lead role in developing, documenting and publicizing policy and procedural issuances that govern management of the park, ensuring that the park's administrative and business needs are appropriately included.

Provides overall coordination throughout planning and development phases, leading to executed agreements. Initiates business and administrative studies on the basis of his/her own independent judgment of need, to assess unusual conditions that impact the effectiveness of park operations, develop new programs, improve effectiveness, resolve complex problems, and other management actions that impact the park's mission. Maintains surveillance over the park's business systems to ensure maximum probability of mission success.

In dealing with the Superintendent, Division Chiefs, and employees of the park, the Chief of Administration/Business Manager builds within the management team and staff an appreciation of the role of administration in accomplishing the mission of the park and a working environment that recognizes administration as a partner in the operational, planning, and partnership programs of the park. In addition, by means of these advisory activities, the incumbent instills in the park's management team an understanding of the principles of sound organization and management of programs in the public sector and of the current directions and emphasis of management reforms.