Interprets Reclamation policy and develops guidance for the Upper Colorado Region to develop and maintain a regional GIS program, including interpretation and implementation of Reclamation standards and procedures such as interfacing and exchanging data with other Reclamation offices, outside agencies, and private industry. Influences changes to Reclamation policy to ensure new resources and associated technologies are properly supported. Advises management on developing capacity for GIS program development.

Coordinates GIS support for Resource Management Plans, land acquisition/management activities, facilities management, water use, Reclamation Reform Act (RRA) compliance, Native American Resources, environmental and other major planning and management efforts on a region-wide basis. Ensures Area Office GIS efforts are supported at the regional level. Plans and coordinates applications involving GIS. Coordinates database development to ensure compatible GIS linkages. Oversees development of GIS applications to spatially display and analyze climate and hydrologic data pertinent to reservoir operations.

Oversees digitization of data with Reclamation’s GIS software. Develops and implements quality assurance procedures for digital data collected by regional office personnel or contractors. Serves as an advisor to regional managers, division managers, and GIS users to ensure proper functional and budget planning consistent with existing and planned automated GIS capacity and capability.

About Department of the Interior

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States.