Partnership Coordinator (Intermountain Region)

GS 12 - Heritage Partnerships Program

A. Duties

The incumbent is responsible for helping coordinate the Region's efforts to develop, enhance, and maintain productive partnerships for the region and the field. The incumbent provides assistance to IMR program leaders and parks in developing partnership opportunities with "friends groups", foundations, and others that further the NPS mission as well as related fundraising initiatives. The position is responsible for developing innovative financing and funding techniques and ensuring that these activities are in conformance with Director's Order 21 and other related program guidelines, rules, and regulations.

The position helps to develop strategies, policies, and procedures to take advantage of opportunities for cooperative ventures with the public sector and other public agencies. The incumbent coordinates regional efforts to match potential partners with NPS programs and parks and to avoid potential conflicts. The position is also responsible for developing resource materials and a training program to assist parks and program managers in this field. The position will also provide historic preservation and technical assistance to nationally significant resources within an 8 state region.

B. Factors

Qualifications Required

Examples of specialized experience: experience with practices of non profit management, volunteerism, and fund-raising, including donor recognition and experience in preparing historic preservation planning documents such as National Register Nominations, National Historic Landmarks nominations, historic structures reports, design guidelines.

Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which is equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience is typically in or related to the work of the position described.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Ability to plan, organize, and implement a complex partnership program with regard to NPS friends groups, foundations, cooperating associations, and others to enhance park operations.
  2. Ability to establish, maintain, and enhance effective working relationships in a diverse and often conflicting operational environment with both internal and external entities, including staff at all organization levels, (field, regional, headquarters) "friends groups", professional cooperators, local partnerships, special interest groups and park neighbors.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing (address your experience in establishing and implementing goals, coordinating and integrating communications across organizational lines.)
  4. Knowledge of historic preservation practices, standards and guidelines.