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Cultural Resources Stewardship

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CRST001 Preservation Law, Philosophy, and Practice
This competency involves knowledge of the origins and development of the historic preservation movement and of historic preservation theory, philosophy, and practice in the United States, and the laws, regulations, standards, and NPS management policies and guidelines relating to the management, protection, and preservation of park cultural resources.

CRST002 Research and Inventory
This competency involves the knowledge and ability to apply cultural resources preservation criteria, standards, and guidelines to identify, evaluate, and document park cultural resources; the ability to participate/conduct cultural resources management surveys and inventories; and an ability to use the NPS automated cultural resource inventories.

CRST003 Preservation Planning and Compliance
This competency involves a knowledge and understanding of the NPS planning policies and guidelines and the compliance processes articulated in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the National Environmental Protection Act of 1969, and the enabling regulations and policies associated with these laws.

CRST004 Preservation, Treatment, and Maintenance
This competency involves knowledge and understanding of the types of preservation treatment for park cultural resources related to respective resource discipline, and the process of assessment, prioritization, treatment, and record-keeping within the framework of preservation laws, NPS policies, standards, and guidelines .

CRST005 Preservation Project and Program Management
This competency involves knowledge and understanding of elements of project and program management, including scopes of work for the procurement of professional cultural resource management services, NPS and other funding sources, cost estimates, budget proposals/grant proposals to justify funding requests for projects, and work plans and schedules.