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James Pontolillo

I am currently the Reston Supervisory Physical Scientist for the Project Laboratories Branch (PLB) in the Laboratory & Analytical Services Division (LASD) of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area (WMA).

I assist the Branch Chief with a wide variety of administrative, human resources and supervisory tasks to ensure the smooth and consistent functioning of the PLB which is spread across three centers nationwide. I participate in administrative and leadership meetings to produce work plans and coordinate operations between the LASD and the Earth Systems Processes Division (ESPD). I supervise PLB scientists co-located with me in Reston. I also regularly provide advice on work-related topics to LASD/ESPD Reston personnel and serve as a local liaison between the divisions. I continue to serve as the facilities manager for all Reston WMA lab space.