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    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. The mission is accomplished through data collection, research, and comprehensive studies and information services in the broad disciplines of hydrology, geology, biology, and geography.

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    The Regional Director reports to the USGS Deputy Director and manages the science and science support activities of the Region through immediate staff and the senior management-level science center directors. The Region encompasses Department of the Interior (DOI) Regions 9 and 12 and includes Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. possessions in the Pacific. Responsibilities include:

    • Provides executive leadership and advocacy for the technical and administrative implementation of program activities carried out by approximately 600 professional and technical personnel including experts in geography, biology, geology, hydrology, and related scientific fields; involve multi-million-dollar annual expenditures; and are performed in cooperation with State, local, and Federal agencies, academia, Tribes, and the private sector.
    • Represents the USGS on Departmental, interagency, international, Tribal, and bureau committees, as requested, and coordinates interagency activities of the USGS in the Region.
    • Provides strategic leadership and actively participates in strategic planning and science program planning of integrated science activities within the Region, as well as across regional boundaries to advance USGS science priorities as established in Mission Area science requirements.
    • Serves as a member of the USGS Executive Leadership Team and is directly involved in the planning, development, management, and implementation of the Bureau’s natural science and information programs to ensure that regional and science center perspectives are considered.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - -

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550797500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.