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    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as a Supervisory Ecologist, GS-0408, Supervisory Hydrologist, GS-1315, or Supervisory Geologist, GS-1350.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with the following announcements: Open to all U.S. citizens under: USGS-SAC-21-11165860-DE-ML

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    As a Program Chief for the Watersheds, Ecology, and Integrated Hydrologic Modeling (WEIHM) Program Group within the California Water Science Center, you will be responsible for the fiscal and programmatic development, management, and mission alignment of WEIHM projects and for directing and overseeing the WEIHM workforce. Some of your specific duties will include:

    • Plans, directs, participates in, advises on, and monitors progress, quality, and the achievement of highly technical objectives, milestones, deadlines and publication of the results of the WEIHM Program and related activities.
    • Oversees WEIHM data collections and study implementation, reviews scientific products, and synthesizes and presents WEIHM results.
    • Exercises broad range of supervisory authority over the 30 or more employees assigned to the unit with direct reports over at least 6 and up to 14 WEIHM Project Chiefs and Supervisors ranging from GS-09 to GS-15.
    • As a member of the Center's Leadership and Program Chiefs Team, works closely with the Center Director, Associate Director for Projects, Associate Director for Data, Associate Director for Science Operations, the Administrative Officer, other Program and Project Chiefs to formulate plans to operate the entire Center in an effective and efficient manner.
    • Represents the Center and the USGS at meetings with technical and management staff from other USGS offices, other agencies, universities, private industry, and local and national technical societies. This includes national and international scientific and technical meetings, symposia, and conferences.
    • Operates a governmental owned or leased vehicle as an incidental driver.

    Physical Demands:
    No unusual demands in the office. However, field data collection occurs under a variety of climatic conditions and will require walking, bending, standing, climbing over rocks, the lifting and carrying of field equipment traditionally used in geohydrologic studies and at water well sites.

    Work Environment:
    Most work occurs in an office, conference room or training facility, but some field work is required that exposes the incumbent to extreme weather conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of up to 2 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607831400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.