Office of the Regional Executive, Northeastern Region
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WATER RESOURCES DISCIPLINE
The mission of the Water Resources Discipline (WRD), which supports the overall
mission of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS),
is to provide the hydrologic information and understanding needed for the best
use and management of the Nation's water resources for the benefit of the people
hydrologic programs are administered by statewide Water Science Centers (WSC's).
WSC's are managed by Regional Offices, headed by a Regional Executive.
The Regional staff
functions are carried out by a management staff and technical specialists. The
management staff consists of the Regional Executive, Associate Regional
Executive, Assistant Regional Hydrologist for National Water Quality
Assessment (NAWQA), Program and Plans Officer, and a Senior Staff Scientist. These
officials are involved in the day-to-day management of the scientific program in
the Region. The technical specialists provide scientific expertise to the
various disciplines in hydrologic sciences. These include Ground Water, Surface
Water, Water Quality, Water-Use, and Computer Science. A
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE: Serves as the representative of the Regional Director and the Associate Director for Water in the Region and the principal deputy for the implementation of the Water Resources Programs in the Region. In this capacity has full responsibility for the development, execution, coordination, and the direction of Regional programs and plans within 16 WSC's.
ASSOCIATE REGIONAL EXECUTIVE (David Grason): Serves as the principal deputy for the implementation of policies and objectives of the Discipline. As a member of the Regional staff, the incumbent shares the responsibility for the development, execution, coordination, and direction of the region's programs and plans in water-resources investigations. Serves as day-to-day office manager of Regional Headquarters.
REGIONAL HYDROLOGIST FOR NAWQA (Michael C. Yurewicz):
Serves as the NAWQA Program Manager and provides management and technical
direction to all NAWQA activities in the Region. Assists in budget preparation
and distribution; staffing and team building; selection and staging, planning,
and implementation of study unit investigations; and training and development of
technical protocols and guidelines. Facilitates and participates in intra- and
inter-agency liaison activities related to NAWQA. Reviews program products and
progress to assure technical excellence and conformance with work schedules.
Participates as a member of the NAWQA senior management team in the overall
management and technical direction of the NAWQA program. Writes reports and
gives presentations about NAWQA.
AND PLANS OFFICER (Eric J. Evenson):
Responsible for the coordination of planning and programming of the Region's
part of the Water Resources National Program. This involves assistance to the
WSC's in program planning and development, execution of Regional
responsibilities in technical review, and approval of WSC projects. Ensures
that Water Resources Discipline's responsibilities in establishing and
maintaining the Water Information Coordination Program, as defined in Office of
Management and Budget, OMB Memorandum 92.01, are accomplished in the Region.
Serves as liaison with officials in Geologic, National and Biologic Disciplines
for program activity. Serves as a member of the Eastern Region Science
STAFF SCIENTIST (vacancy): Responsible
for issue-oriented initiatives and shares with Regional Executive the
development, execution, coordination and direction of issues of national
importance that cannot be handled at the WSC level. Facilitates
inter-divisional and inter-agency cooperation. Serves as field-based
representative of the Regional Executive for technical activities with
geographical diversity and multi-agency involvement. Serves as mentor to
WSC Directors in their initial training as field-based managers. Acts as
the Regional representative for large-scale thrust programs or initiatives.
Represents the Region at meetings, conferences and seminars.
MANAGEMENT ADVISOR (Alicia D. Bullocks): Provides managerial advice and council to the Regional Executive and subordinate organizations; provides oversight of regional management functions; and serves in a leadership role to regional managers, center chiefs and center administrative staffs on business management activities.
WATER-QUALITY SPECIALIST (Daniel J. Hippe): Serves as technical specialist on all problems related to quality of water (physical, chemical, and biological aspects). Coordinates quality of water activities in WSC's and technology transfer with National Water-Quality Laboratory, Branch of Quality Assurance, and the National Research Program (NRP). Serves as representative of the Office of Water-Quality when acting as technical consultant to Field Offices, conducting training, and performing technical reviews. Reviews project proposals and technical reports that deal with studies of water quality.
SPECIALIST (William P. Bartlett, Jr.):
Serves as consultant on matters pertaining to improvement of technical content
of surface-water programs and multidisciplinary programs with surface-water
components throughout the Region. Reviews surface-water aspects of project
proposals submitted to the Region, analyzing them with respect to
scope, content, and technical adequacy of each proposal. Reviews reports of
surface water and geomorphology and reviews overall surface-water programs in
the WSC. Also acts as technical consultant to Field Offices, conducting
surface-water training, and performing technical reviews as a representative of
the Office of Surface Water.
SPECIALIST (Rodney A. Sheets):
Serves as a consultant on matters pertaining to improvements of technical
content of ground-water studies and ground-water aspects of multidisciplinary
programs throughout the Region. Reviews ground-water aspects of project
proposals submitted to the Region, analyzing them with respect to
scope, content, and technical adequacy of each proposal. Reviews reports on
ground-water and also reviews the overall ground-water program in the WSC's.
Provides technical guidance and assistance to Field Offices on techniques and
methods of conducting ground-water investigations, especially as to the use of
newly-developed techniques, methods, and equipment.
SPECIALIST (Dorothy H. Tepper):
Serves as Reports Improvement Advisor in the Region. Responsible for maintaining
and enhancing the high quality of reports produced in the WSC's, and NRP/Eastern
Region. Reviews reports for technical accuracy, organization, and consistency
with USGS policy. Approves interpretative reports for the WSC's in the
Region and for NRP/Eastern Region.
The incumbent serves as senior technical computer specialist in the Region.
Serves as technical expert in the application of automated data processing
techniques as an advisor to management, WSC Directors, and project personnel,
including NRP in the Region.
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