The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) are seeking an internationally recognized scientist to become the Lead Scientist of the Delta Science Program in Sacramento, California. The Delta Lead Scientist oversees the implementation of the Council’s Delta Science Program, which provides the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision-making in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Lead Scientist must at all times maintain an unbiased, independent, policy-neutral perspective that equally serves all Delta interests while impartially presenting the best available scientific information relating to relevant issues of concern.

Please send a Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae to Mike Chotkowski at [email protected]. Applications received by October 15, 2019 will receive priority consideration. The Lead Scientist position begins in fall 2020. For more information about position, appointment, and application process, please visit the job announcement: