Duty locations: - Southeast CASC: Raleigh, NC - Northeast CASC: Amherst, MA; Ann Arbor, MI - South Central CASC: Norman, OK; Albuquerque, NM - Northwest CASC: Corvallis, OR; Seattle, WA - Pacific Islands CASC: Honolulu, HI
Responsibilities: - Oversees the development, coordination, and/or execution of a regional-scale climate change research program, to include biological, ecological or physical sciences, and projects that will increase scientific understanding of the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources while also ensuring compatibility with NCASC, USGS, and DOI goals. - Assesses the need for internal policy or procedural changes and provides advice to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of the NCASC science program. - Supervises and manages staff to meet the goals of the CASC, and in accordance with statutory/regulatory requirements and Bureau/Office policies. - Defines regional climate change research needs, prepares new funding initiatives, and recommends specific funding amounts based on importance for successfully meeting regional resource management goals. - Makes programmatic decisions at the regional CASC that affect priorities and funding. - Maintains liaison with, briefs, and responds to inquiries from Congress, other Federal agencies, states, DOI, OMB, NCASC, and other USGS staff personnel on regional CASC research activities, funding scientific developments and results, policy, regulations, legislation, jurisdiction, litigation, and other issues and problems.
Who We Are The USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center is the managing entity for the eight regional Department of the Interior Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). Climate change is creating novel challenges for our nation’s resource managers, decision-makers, and communities. Together, the National and Regional CASCs provide resource managers and other stakeholders with information and decision-making tools to respond to the effects of climate change on fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and the communities they support. Through close collaboration with managers and scientists inside and outside of government, the CASCs deliver science to address stakeholder-defined priority climate needs. Learn more about our science approach or read snapshots of our work.