We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Chief of the Branch of Ecological Sciences. This position leads, plans and coordinates efforts to identify and develop science programs. The Ecological Sciences Branch is one of five branches within the U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC). The mission of UMESC is to support the Department of the Interior’s science needs in the upper Midwest. UMESC also coordinates its research with other USGS Science Centers, other Federal and state agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations to broadly address ecological and societal issues of concern throughout the Nation's heartland. For more information about the UMESC, please visit https://www.usgs.gov/centers/umesc.
•Responsible for budget formulation and execution of a ~$5 M research program funded through USGS appropriations and reimbursable funding agreements with local, state and federal agencies and non-governmental entities.
•As the Center’s senior Ecologist, provides broad ranging scientific leadership for and guidance to the Center Director to define and establish near- and long-term research priorities and opportunities for the Ecological Sciences Branch and other UMESC science branches, and coordinates with other USGS Program Managers, centers and external partners to develop collaborative research efforts.
•Identifies and defines problem areas and formulates/leads interdisciplinary teams of Ecological Sciences Branch and other UMESC scientists and external partners in developing annual to multi-year science frameworks and research initiatives on large, complex interdisciplinary scales to address diverse questions related to the form, function and processes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and ecosystem restoration.
•Exercises a broad range of supervisory responsibilities ranging from developing long-term position management planning documents to providing day-to-day supervisory support to ensure Ecological Sciences Branch science staff effectively and efficiently conduct high priority research information transfer to local, state, federal and international partners.
•For more information about Ecology research at UMESC, please visit River Ecology & Wildlife Ecology
How to apply: Please visit the USA Jobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov/
Open to Public: USGS-RES-21-10938249-DE-DG
Merit Promotion: USGS-RES-21-10938081-ST-DG
Opening and closing dates: 11/23/20 – 12/21/20
*THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*