Career Development Specialist assists organizations to design career programs for an entire occupational or functional group, and helps individuals select HRD alternatives for their own career progression. The competencies needed are:
A. Design Career Programs
B. Provide Career Counseling Services to Individuals and Groups
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below are taken from OPM's Roles and Competencies of the Human Resource Development Specialist in the Federal Government published in 1992:
Knowledge of major components, key personnel and mission responsibilities of the National Park Service
Knowledge of the principles and practices of adult learning.
Knowledge of instructional design systems
Knowledge of HRD and related (personnel administration, procurement, records management, etc.) policies and procedures within the Federal government.
Knowledge of ethical principles in HRD.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational behavior.
Skill in gathering and analyzing information.
Skill in managing databases.
Skill in using group processes.
Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions.
Ability to establish rapport and credibility among organization's management and employee.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to plan, organize and administer HRD programs.National Park Service