U.S. Code § 100302. Directors and other employees

(a) Director.—
(1) Appointment.—
The Service shall be under the charge of a director who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(2) Qualifications.—
The Director shall have substantial experience and demonstrated competence in land management and natural or cultural resource conservation.
(3) Authority.—
Under the direction of the Secretary, the Director shall have the supervision, management, and control of System units. In the supervision, management, and control of System units contiguous to national forests the Secretary of Agriculture may cooperate with the Service to such extent as may be requested by the Secretary.
(b) Deputy Directors.—
The Director shall select 2 Deputy Directors. One Deputy Director shall have responsibility for Service operations, and the other Deputy Director shall have responsibility for other programs assigned to the Service.
(c) Other Employees.—
The Service shall have such subordinate officers and employees as may be appropriated for by Congress.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

100302(a)(1)

16 U.S.C. 1 (1st sentence words after 1st comma).

Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, § 1 (1st sentence words after 1st comma, 2d to 4th sentences), 39 Stat. 535; Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, § 814(e)(1), Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4196.

100302(a)(2)

16 U.S.C. 1 (2d sentence).

100302(a)(3)

16 U.S.C. 2.

Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, § 2, 39 Stat. 535.

100302(b)

16 U.S.C. 1 (3d, 4th sentences).

100302(c)

16 U.S.C. 1 (5th sentence).

Aug. 25, 1916, ch. 408, § 1 (5th sentence), 39 Stat. 535.

In subsection (a)(3), the words “of the Hot Springs Reservation in the State of Arkansas” [changed to “Hot Springs National Park” because of section 1 of the Act of March 4, 1921 (ch. 161, 41 Stat. 1407)] in section 2 of the Act of August 25, 1916 (known as the National Park Service Organic Act) (ch. 408, 39 Stat. 535) are omitted as unnecessary.

Subsection (c) is substituted for the 5th sentence of section 1 of the Act of August 25, 1916 (known as the National Park Service Organic Act) (ch. 408, 39 Stat. 535), to eliminate unnecessary words and because the pay of employees is fixed pursuant to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title 5.