Resources Careers

Director's Message

Important Instructions
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Professional Development Program
Natural and Cultural Resources Professional Development Program.

Career Ladder Professional PDs
Classified position descriptions at

Technician Series PDs
Classified position descriptions at
GS-5, 6 & 7.

Above GS-11

The essence of a park is its resources, hence the National Park Service must have highly qualified and motivated staff to know, understand, maintain, and protect those resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Resources Careers is a program to enhance the professional natural and cultural resources management workforce in the National Park Service.

Benchmark positions descriptions and a standardized career ladder encourage an appropriate high level of professionalism and expertise across parks, programs, and occupational fields.

Occupational Series and Interdisciplinary Positions
List of positions in Resources Careers

Position Management Guidance
Applying Resources Careers to your workforce

Implementing Instructions:
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Frequently Asked Questions

Attachment 1
Amendment to Benchmark PDs--Supervisory Duties & Evaluation Factors

Attachment 2
Amendment to Benchmark PDs--Other Duties

Attachment 3
Amendment to Benchmark PDs--Technical Supervision Agreement.