Interior’s Geological Survey Seeks a Chief Data Officer/SSAR Program Coordinator

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The Department of the Interior is searching for a Chief Data Officer/Science Synthesis, Analysis, and Research (SSAR) Program Coordinator, according to a job posting on

This position is located in the Geological Survey and reports to the Associate Director for Core Science Systems. The candidate will be responsible for facilitating research and decision-making through data science, information delivery, high performance computing, biodiversity analytics, and preserved geoscientific assets.

According to the posting, duties for the Chief Data Officer/SSAR Program Coordinator include:

  • Serves as an expert and principal advisor to the U.S. Geological Survey (Bureau) in Federal and international advancements for scientific data management, data science, and integrated data networks.
  • Plans, manages, and strategizes the direction of a diverse technical portfolio of Science Synthesis Analysis and Research (SSAR) programs to provide national capabilities for the Bureau in data science and analytics, high performance computing, libraries, scientific collections, and biogeographic mapping.
  • Oversees various components of the SSAR Program to include the Science Analytics and Synthesis, the John Wesley Powell Center, and the Bureau Library, leads the Bureau in the creation of a technology-enabled science capacity to ensure development, access, availability, use, and preservation of critical data.
  • Collaborates with the Department’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) along with the Bureau senior leadership and is responsible for lifecycle data management of a portfolio of bureau data assets, and contribution to the development of an enterprise-wide data strategy.
  • Administers data resource management across the bureau and focusing on governing, guiding, monitoring, analyzing, and operationalizing data.
  • Oversees the management of data assets and advocates the use of data in decision making for the Bureau including identifying requirements and establishing best practices and program controls for the use, protection, dissemination, and generation of data assets throughout their lifecycle in accordance with applicable law, directives, and policies.
  • Represents the Bureau on federal and interagency working groups, tasked under the authority of Office of Management and Budget, Office of Science and Technology, Interagency Federal working groups, and Department..
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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 10/10/2023
Job Closing Date: 11/09/2023
Salary Range: $141,022 - $212,100 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: SL 00
Telework Eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Applications Open To: Career Transition, Competitive Service, Special Authorities, Veterans, Military Spouses, Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
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