Workforce

Forest Service CIO wanted

Forest Service logo

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.

About the Author

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.

Click here for previous articles by Noble, or connect with him on Twitter: @thezachnoble.


Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.