Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Toxicologist/Chemist

We are seeking a dynamic science leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Aquatic Ecosystems Health Branch. The mission of UMESC is to conduct research to support managers in the Department of Interior and other Federal and State agencies managing land and water resources in the U.S., with emphasis in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. UMESC coordinates its research with other federal, state, academic, non-governmental and private research groups. Within UMESC, scientists in the AEH Branch conduct research focused on controlling aquatic invasive species, fisheries restoration, and understanding the impacts of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems. For more information about the UMESC, please visit

• Communicate and coordinate with USGS Program Coordinators and Program Managers the funding requests to implement and conduct high-priority research by AEH scientists to meet the research needs of a range of DOI and other agency partners.
• Implement effective budget oversight, including distribution of USGS funds to AEH scientists, to ensure budget execution of a diverse USGS-funded and reimbursable-funded program; identifies, prioritizes and programs investments into future scientific capacity within AEH, and approves requests for travel, overtime, within-grade increases, and expenditures above micro threshold limits.
• Identify and define problem areas and formulates/leads interdisciplinary teams of AEH 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.
• Prepare issue papers and research proposals for new project starts and submits them for UMESC and, when appropriate, regional, mission area, and national approval and funding.
• Maintain close liaison and working relations with the scientific community and with administrators and professional personnel in DOI, USGS, and other Federal and State natural resources agencies.

Please contact Bukie Alimi at or 303-236-9597 with any questions
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