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Position Descriptions/Standards

As partnership work proliferates, both the National Park Service and its partners have been defining partnership duties, roles and responsibilities in position descriptions and performance standards. This section includes a sampling of such position descriptions. The sampling is offered to provide you with a point of reference to adapt and custom-tailor for key partnership management positions at various levels.

Note that while some jobs are dedicated full time for partnership work, others represent a combination of partnership work and related activities, such as public information and permit management.

It's always essential that the position description properly describes and fits the duties, knowledge skills, abilities and complexities of a specific job.

Regarding performance standards, you can anticipate a growing emphasis on performance management results and reporting - all the more reason for staff and managers to be clear on performance measures.

You can see from this sampling that some position descriptions have been adapted from others.

If you develop a position description that works well -- by all means share it on this web page. It's much more efficient to build on an existing position description and performance standards than start from scratch.

Partnership Development Assistant (Northeast Region)
Executive Director (template)
Executive Director (Washington's National Park Fund)
Partnership Coordinator (Intermountain Region)
Director of Development (Yellowstone NP)
Program Analyst - Partnership Coordinator (Cuyahoga Valley NP)
Management Assistant (Great Smoky Mountains NP)
Management Assistant (Blue Ridge Parkway)
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