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    This is an interdisciplinary position and is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements:

    Open to all U.S. citizens under: USGS-RES-20-10915876-DE-DG

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    As Director of the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Serves as a consultant and advisor to the Bureau Director, Regional Directors, Department of the Interior Executives, and representatives of the Executive and Legislative Branches on issues relating to geospatial data integration, acquisition, cartographic production, data standards, geospatial information science research, and hosting geospatial data and applications.
    • Represents the USGS in discussions and deliberations regarding geospatial science and technology inter-program coordination and cooperative activities, and collaborative efforts with other agencies.
    • Responsible for planning, coordinating, executing, and managing operations associated with a national geospatial program. Services conducted in support of this program include geospatial data acquisition, quality assurance, and integration; management of national level geospatial foundation databases; contract management; data standards and specification development, software applications and tools development and maintenance; derived cartographic product and service development and production; data archive and data, product, and service dissemination, and geospatial information science research.
    • Establishes short- and long-term strategic direction for the Center that ensures the application of leading-edge geospatial science concepts and technologies to organize, analyze, synthesize and deliver USGS geospatial data to the Nation.
    • System owner for The National Map Enclave of IT systems. This includes several national databases and a multi-million-dollar suite of hardware and software. This carries significant responsibilities and accountability related to IT Security.
    • Plans and develops geospatial science and technology activities for the Center. Analyzes issues and identifies obstacles to achieving the goals of the Center. Assesses the need for policy/procedure changes to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of the Center with other Bureau and Department of the Interior Programs. Recommends actions regarding Center emphasis, new initiatives, and the consolidation, elimination, or curtailment of initiatives.
    • Signatory on an annual average of 50-75 reimbursable agreements that commit the USGS to work with many other federal and state organizations and are associated with the $100M in reimbursable funding.
    • Supervises senior managers that supervise scientific, technical, and support staff, including subordinate managers, exercising a wide range of supervisory responsibility.
    • Executive responsibility for managing the two physical sites (Lakewood, Colorado and Rolla, Missouri), including oversight of facilities, safety, and security.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel on average 3 to 4 night per month for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579469400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.