Forest Service CIO wanted
- By Zach Noble
- Mar 24, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking a CIO. Longtime CIO Doug Nash left in February to join the Agriculture Department's CIO office, leaving Josiah Kim as acting CIO, a Forest Service spokesman confirmed.
Although the next CIO must be able to tackle technical problems -- including software procurement, data management and cybersecurity -- the job posting stresses the importance of people skills, from team building to negotiation.
The Forest Service oversees 154 national forests and 20 grasslands across most of the U.S., and the CIO might also play a role in consulting with state and local governments' land management teams.
The job is a Senior Executive Service position in a relatively narrow salary range of $170,000 to $177,000.
The Forest Service will be accepting applications through April 12.
Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.
Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.
Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.
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