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SPECIAL PARK USE MANAGEMENT/PERMITTING

Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL - Park Ranger or Cash Clerk

Description: This competency identifies the knowledge and skills required to administer special park uses at the field level, including management of campgrounds and ancillary facilities, special park uses, and collection of fees. These responsibilities are usually a collateral duty for a member of ranger activities or resource management staff.

I. Basic authorities and procedures

A. Application of NPS-21 and NPS-53

II. Permitting recreational uses

A. Rockclimbing
B. Caving
C. Winter uses
D. Water-based recreation (boating, swimming, rafting)
E. Outfitter/guide permitting

III. Permitting agricultural use

A. Farm management
B. Integrated pest management

IV. Permitting occupancy use

V. Permitting commercial film use

VI. Permitting special events

VII. NEPA compliance

VIII. Monitoring

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of basic authorities and procedures for issuance of special-use and backcountry use permits

Ability to interact with visitors and convey effectively any restrictions on use, such as party size limitations, equipment needs, or special resource sensitivities. Capable of issuing special park use permits using NPS-21 and NPS-53 Guidelines

Ability to collect donations and fees according to park SOPs.

Ability to monitor the activities of special-use permittees to ensure that they are operating as authorized and not adversely affecting park resources.)

DEVELOPMENTAL OR FULL-PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: This competency identifies the knowledge and skills required to supervise the administration of special park uses, including management of campgrounds and ancillary facilities, special park uses, and collection of fees. These responsibilities are usually a collateral duty for a member of ranger activities or resource management staff.

I. Basic authorities and procedures

A. Application of NPS-21 and NPS-53
1. Permitting recreational uses

B. Rockclimbing
C. Caving
D. Winter uses
E. Water-based recreation (boating, swimming, rafting)
F. Outfitter/guide permitting

II. Permitting agricultural use

A. Farm management
B. Integrated pest management

III. Permitting occupancy use

IV. Permitting commercial film use

V. Permitting special events

VI. NEPA compliance

VII. Monitoring

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Full knowledge of authorities and procedures for issuance of special-use and backcountry use permits

Ability to supervise interaction with visitors.

Ability to manage park special-uses program using NPS-21 and NPS-53 Guidelines and to administer donations and fees collected according to park SOPs.

Ability to monitor the activities of special-use permittees to ensure that they are operating as authorized and are not adversely affecting the resources of the park.)

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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