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Q: Tenure of NPS Superintendents ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Tenure of NPS Superintendents
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: statestraveller-ga
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Posted: 01 Sep 2006 11:43 PDT
Expires: 01 Oct 2006 11:43 PDT
Question ID: 761437
Hi Researchers,

What is the average tenure of a Superintendent in the National Park
Service at each park?  I anticipate that they spend, on average,
around 5 years at a park before moving on, but would love to see a
scholarly (or otherwise, if nothing else is available) source on this.
 I'm available for any necessary clarification until 2:30pm PST, and
intermittently after then...


There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Tenure of NPS Superintendents
From: nautico-ga on 01 Sep 2006 12:21 PDT
I was Chief of Administration for the NPS's Castillo de San Marcos and
Fort Matanzas National Monuments in St. Augustine, FL from 1992 to
2000, and during that period became well acquainted with numerous
superintendents in the Southeast Region. Their tenure in any one park
is a lot longer than you might expect. Because they are all at least
at the GS-14 pay level, most are quite content to remain where they
are until retirement. The exceptions are those who seek and get
follow-on superintendencies at the major national parks, which are
rated in the Senior Executive Service (SES). A dramatic example is
Suzanne Lewis, who was a GS-14 superintendent of Fort Caroline
National Memorial in Jacksonville, FL during the 90s and is now
superintendent of Yellowstone National Park as an SES-er.
Subject: Re: Tenure of NPS Superintendents
From: statestraveller-ga on 01 Sep 2006 12:37 PDT
Thanks, Nautico.  Does anyone have a source on this I can cite?  I
need it for a paper...
Subject: Re: Tenure of NPS Superintendents
From: nautico-ga on 01 Sep 2006 13:15 PDT
I doubt you (or any GA researcher) will be able to find and cite you a
source for such data.

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