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Recreation Fee Standard Position Description (SPD) Implementation Training for Employees and Supervisors

Overview

The Directorate of Business Services and the Directorate of Workforce and Inclusion are pleased to announce the issuance of new Standard Position Descriptions (SPDs) for National Park Service (NPS) Recreation Fee Program positions. New SPDs are being issued for the NPS Recreation Fee Program in order to provide a clear career path from GS-03 entry-level positions to GS-13 management positions. This effort was launched in recognition of the essential role Recreation Fee employees play in the NPS and the need for them to have a logical career path to achieve success. The SPDs were developed by an Advisory Work Group made up of a team of Recreation Fee program managers, subject-matter-experts, park personnel, and classification specialists. The SPDs are intended to accomplish the following objectives:

  • ​Allow supervisors to more easily recruit nonsupervisory career ladder positions (e.g. GS-03/04/05/06/07) within the NPS Recreation Fee Program.
  • Improve the retention of Recreation Fee Program positions by providing internal career ladder opportunities within parks.
  • Save time and money spent on the recruitment and retention of Recreation Fee Program positions.
  • Make it easier for employees to understand the paramount knowledge competencies for Recreation Fee Program positions at different grade levels.
  • Make it easier for supervisors to assign and remove collateral duties to their Recreation Fee Program positions.

What You’ll Learn

The first webinar provides an overview of the new SPDs from the vantage point of managing, supervising, and staffing Recreation Fee Program positions covered by the newly issued SPDs.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the previously used SPDs and PDs.
  • What problems are being solved.
  • How the new SPDs were developed.
  • How the new SPDs can benefit park organizations.
  • How to access published information, policy, and resources regarding the newly issued SPDs.
  • How organizations should implement the newly issued SPDs.
  • Who to contact for help and additional questions.

The second webinar provides an overview of the new SPDs from the vantage point of being an employee that will be reassigned or converted on to one of the newly issued SPDs.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the previously used SPDs and PDs.
  • What problems are being solved.
  • How the new SPDs were developed.
  • How the new SPDs can benefit an affected employee.
  • How to access published information, policy, and resources regarding the newly issued SPDs.
  • How affected employees will be impacted by the newly issued SPDs.
  • Who to contact for help and additional questions.

Audience

This webinar is intended for Recreation Fee supervisors, managers, and SHRO representatives, as well as current and future Recreation Fee employees who wish to learn more about the new SPDs and how they will affect Recreation Fee programs moving forward.

Watch the Videos

These videos were originally presented as a webinar in October, 2021.

Supervisors and Servicing Human Resources Offices (SHRO)

Employees

Additional Resources

Visit the Recreation Fees SPD SharePoint page to see the new SPDs and learn more about their implementation.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions to get all the details on implementing the new SPDs in your program.

For more details on transitioning employees into the new SPDs, check out the Decision Tree for Supervisors and the Roles and Responsibilities for rehiring seasonal employees in 2022.

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