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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Essential Competencies (Intercultural Diversity)

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: This competency includes awareness that the environment is a cultural construct, and that the environmental values, philosophy, and principles embraced by the National Park Service are not universal.

1. Awareness that the environment is a cultural construct

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Awareness that the environment is a social construct to which people attach different meanings depending on variables such as culture, ethnicity, and history.

Knowledge that the environmental philosophy, values, and principles embraced by the National Park Service are not universal.

Sensitivity to others' perceptions of the relationship between humans and the environment.

FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR

Description: This competency includes the ability to identify and apply culturally appropriate technologies and resource management techniques.

1. Intercultural supervision and training skills
2. Application of appropriate resource management technologies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to supervise a multicultural work group.

Ability to train staff to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals.

Ability to determine the appropriateness of resource management techniques for different cultural settings.

Knowledge of and respect for different culturally-tied perceptions of resource management technologies.

SECOND LINE SUPERVISOR (Manager)

Description: These competencies include the ability to oversee the development and implementation of culturally appropriate resource management techniques, and the ability to collaborate with diverse groups and individuals.

1. Intercultural management skills
2. Community collaborations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to oversee resource management operations that benefit the resource and are appropriate for the cultural context.

Ability to analyze and make use of demographic and other visitor and resource-related data when developing management plans and policies.

Ability to assemble and oversee project/program development teams comprised of people with different perspectives who reflect user groups and/or the community.

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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