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    Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position. The minimum pay for this position is $155,705. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

    As the Federal Government’s foremost natural science organization, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; to minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters; to manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and to enhance and protect our quality of life. The mission is accomplished through data collection, research, comprehensive studies, and information services in the broad disciplines of hydrology, geology, biology, and geography. For more information on the Energy and Minerals Mission Area, go to http://www.usgs.gov/energy_minerals/.

    This is a multidisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the occupational series advertised.

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    The Associate Director (AD) for Energy and Minerals shares in the broad overall planning and strategic direction of the science and information programs of the USGS. Specifically, the AD serves as the senior executive for the USGS Energy and Minerals Mission Area, with oversight for the USGS Energy Resources and Mineral Resources Programs. The major duties include:

    • Provides advice and counsel to the Director, Deputy Director, and the USGS Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and shares in the planning, direction, and management of the integrated science programs of the bureau.
    • Provides strategic direction to integrate USGS energy and minerals programs with the overall strategic goals of the bureau and the Department of the Interior, as well as goals of the current Administration.
    • Oversees strategic science planning for the Energy and Minerals Mission Area. Through active oversight and program development, the incumbent ensures that the Mission Area goals and directions are managed to fully support and enhance the bureau’s integrated and interdisciplinary science programs.
    • Provides executive leadership to the energy and minerals programs of the USGS to ensure that the bureau’s scientific and technical program priorities and goals stay at the forefront of national policies and emerging priorities, satisfy the needs of external customers and constituent groups, and promote the integrated, interdisciplinary scientific direction of the USGS.
    • The AD provides executive leadership for programs that support development of energy policy and determination of mineral resource needs; promote understanding of domestic resources and production in the context of global resource supply chains; and evaluate trade-offs of resource extraction and production, including environmental risks.
    • Provides executive level representation for the USGS with Federal, State, and local governments, the scientific community in the private sector and academic institutions, and to customers and constituent groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - -

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals who are U.S. Citizens.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/419417900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.