The Associate Director for Land Resources has responsibility for the development, execution, coordination, and direction of several diverse Earth science programs of the Land Resources Mission Area. Please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501360500, for qualification criteria and instructions on how to apply.
- Participates in the development and review of new and existing space policies and as a member of, or advisor to, multi-agency workgroups and projects.
- Represents the bureau’s interests in space mission forums on remote sensing data requirements, satellite system design, flight and ground systems operations, international ground station coordination, national satellite data archive management, and as appropriate, in briefings to DOI, NASA, NOAA, DOD, OMB, congressional members and staff, other Federal agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations.
- Evaluates the implications of new space policies on satellite remote sensing programs and activities, including mission development, operations, and applications, especially the operations (acquisition, archiving, processing, and dissemination of satellite data) and applications of these data.
- Provides strategic direction for planning and development of interdisciplinary science needed for adaptation to, and mitigation of the impacts of climate change and disturbance on Earth systems.
- Provides executive leadership necessary to implement Presidential and Secretarial policies related to land resources and serves on inter-governmental committees and working groups related to land resources.
- Manages the planning and development of strategies for the long term continuity and delivery of land remote sensing data for natural resource and land management decision-making needs; provides the leadership necessary to expand the external stakeholder base for this critical source of information and to incorporate new land remote sensing technologies.
- Provides oversight and strategic direction in working with other DOI bureaus and stakeholders who rely on the LRMA science products for informed decision making.
- The AD provides advice and counsel to the USGS Director, Deputy Director, and the Executive Leadership Team and shares in the planning, direction, and management of the integrated science programs of the bureau.