Chief Operating Officer

  • BSEE Executive Resources Unit
  • Jun 10, 2024
Full time Executive

Job Description

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) within the Department of the Interior is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Chief Operating Officer for Water Resources located in Mountain View, California; Denver, Colorado; or Reston, Virginia. The incumbent would be responsible for the following:

  1. Serves as a principal advisor to the AD and other WMA directors to provide overall guidance, strategy, and focus necessary to integrate human capital, fiscal, financial management, business information, property, safety, security, environmental, and procurement for the successful execution of the WMA mission.
  2. Provides day-to-day executive-level leadership to the science and technology mission execution for Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program; National Water Quality Program; Water Availability and Use Science Program; and Water Resources Research Act Program.
  3. Oversees and manages a multidisciplinary staff working in science, professional, technical, and administrative positions located in geographically distributed WMA Headquarter offices and several field offices, organized in seven subordinate divisions and offices.
  4. Administers scientific and technical leadership to implement activities, projects, and functions for coordination of the strategic results measurements for science excellence, science impact, and science leadership.
  5. Monitors and evaluates operational service efficiency, effectiveness, and customer satisfaction to ensure the WMA is providing effective products, information, and services.
  6. Oversees the management of WMA enterprise IT infrastructure, services, and solutions, consisting of approximately 7000 systems, and collaborates with the Department of the Interior's Associate Chief Information Officer for the USGS to advocate for and develop enterprise IT strategies.
  7. 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.