The following vacancy announcement is open on USAJOBS:

Program Specialist (Chief, Partnerships, Volunteers and Youth)

In this exciting and challenging position, you serve as the Program Specialist (Chief, Partnerships, Volunteers and Youth) for National Capital Parks-East. 

National Capital Parks – East (NACE) is a large and complex portfolio of parkland and historic sites in the District of Columbia and Maryland. 

NACE consists of 8000 acres distributed among 98 locations. Park resources consist of natural areas, recreation areas, cultural landscapes, historic homes, parkways, farms, archeological sites, historic forts, environmental clean-up sites, and private properties under scenic easement. The NACE portfolio includes concessions and a host of programmatic and philanthropic partners. Park visitors are ethnically and culturally diverse, coming from all parts of the world. The various sites have strong connections with local communities as well as attract national and international visitation. Due to the proximity to the Capital, park sites often have high political interest and are visited by U.S., state, local, international, departmental, and agency dignitaries and staff.

With the recent completion of a workforce management plan we are excited to recruit for positions across all areas of the organization. We are looking for energetic team members who will join in our efforts to improve the work environment and employee morale. We are looking for team members who are also committed to supervising, supporting and leading the team under their supervision. Additionally, NACE continues to advance many projects including the revitalization of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site; planning efforts focused on Anacostia Park including Buzzard Point, Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park and Shepherd Parkway, increasing accountability, implementing management controls and developing partnerships and agreements.  

The parks that make up National Capital Parks – East are managed through three superintendents with a senior superintendent having the overall responsibility for ensuring that administrative, resource management and maintenance and facilities services are provided equitably to all three superintendents.

Join our dynamic and growing team entrusted to care for this diverse portfolio of parkland and historic sites as we support and develop our employees and engage local communities and out of town visitors alike to achieve the mission of the National Park Service.


Posted November 21, 2019