Organizational Structure of the National Park Service

National Park Service staff, volunteers, and partners work together to manage and protect your national parks.

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More than 20,000 employees work in a wide variety of disciplines and organizations, from parks to regions to national programs, throughout the National Park Service. They are led by the NPS Director, who is supported by senior executives who manage national programs, policy, and budget in the Washington, DC, headquarters, and seven regional directors responsible for national park management and program implementation.

Explore how these organizations fit together using the chart below.



  • Button to Expand Tree  Director
  • Button to Expand Tree  Deputy Director, Congressional & External Relations
  • Button to Expand Tree  Deputy Director, Management & Administration
  • Button to Expand Tree  Deputy Director, Operations