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People consider me to be an excellent problem solver, and frequently ask for my assistance or advice. I approach problems with a logical methodology to define the problem, identify any root causes, identify constraints, develop a solution that removes the root cause whenever possible, obtain resources, and implement the solution. To successfully accomplish these tasks, I work well both within the organization and with stakeholders to create solutions that fit into the culture.

Ability to manage a program.

Some of my greatest successes over the past 25 years with the National Park Service’s cultural resource and museum programs are a direct result of my extensive experience in program management,

While at the Southeast Regional Office:

  • Developed and implemented the region’s curatorial program. This program

included historical and scientific research for cultural and natural resources, and the planning, development, budgeting, management, and supervision of all curatorial activities in the 64 National Parks that comprise the Southeast Region. In addition, I had curatorial oversight responsibility for curatorial operations at the Southeast Archeological Center and the 21 university repositories that hold archeological collections from the region’s parks.

  • Developed a Regional Computer Program for use in the cataloging and

accountability requirements for museum property. This program was adopted by the NPS National Catalog as the servicewide Automated National Catalog System (ANCS) computer program. Modified the program for use as the Southeast Archeological Center’s program for inventorying, categorizing, and monitoring its archeological site inventories and cataloging artifacts.

  • Created and implemented a Curatorial Assessment and Evaluation Program

for the region. This entailed, evaluating curatorial operations in the parks, the Southeast Archeological Center, and repositories for compliance with the NPS and professional curatorial standards, Developed both short – and long-range plans to be used to meet these standards. Provided comprehensive recommendations to the Regional Directorate, Park, and Center management concerning the management, preservation, maintenance, exhibition, use, security, and storage of museum collections in their care.

At Harpers Ferry Center:

  • Effectively managed the NPS Clearinghouse by evaluating park museum

collections, determining artifacts in excess of park needs, preparing lists for servicewide distribution, coordinating placement of selected artifacts, and disposing of unwanted artifacts utilizing appropriate procedures.

  • Maintained a collection of over 3,000 artifacts at the Center for possible

placement in parks.

Effective KSA Writing

Revised June 5, 2006

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