340: Interpretive Research and Resource Liaison
To demonstrate certification standards, the interpreter
must compile an annotated bibliography on a single resource
subject and complete three essays about specific subject-matter
content and audiences for each of three interpretive
An annotated bibliography comprehensive of the foundational
sources that inform your subject matter AND a description
of how each source is useful for interpretation
(see an annotated bibliography
A total of three "Interpretive Product Essay(s),"
one from each audience category listed on the questoinnaire (see essay
A "Product Submission Registration Form" (Download
in a Word format (43KB).
sure to check your work against the assessment rubric. Remember: Each element must be individually effective
and work with the other elements in the project to achieve
At the Full Performance level you have the option
to develop one competency project to be reviewed against
all four sets of standards separately. Keep in mind
that the requirements on the "How to Submit" page for
every competency you couple with your project must be
met (i.e., you must prepare an essay, and a facsimile,
and a questionnaire if you choose to combine Planning,
Media, and Training/Coaching in one submission). Likewise,
you have the option to develop a separate project for
each Full Performance competency, and submit them separately.
If you choose to combine the reviews and address more
than one competency with a single project, be sure to
INDICATE CLEARLY on your project label which competencies
you wish to have the project reviewed against.
in this competency serves the overall development
of employees in Ranger Careers positions, and meets
the NPS national standard for interpretation in
interpretive research and resource liaison. Certification
is a point-in-time assessment. Long-term performance
is measured at the park level. Eligibility for promotion
is determined solely by the supervisor and park.
to do when your submission is ready:
Review your essay answers with your supervisor. When
you and your supervisor concur that the submission is
complete, the project should be sent to the
office of Training Manager, Interpretation, Mather
Training Center by e-mail. If e-mail is not available,
send a disk with the requested files in WORD format
to: Training Manager, Interpretation, P.O. Box 77, Harpers
Ferry, WV 25425, Attn: Product submission.