Joseph Nielsen is the Director of Integrated Information Dissemination Division (IIDD) for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Joe currently manages the Integrated Information Dissemination Division (IIDD) within the USGS Water Resources Mission Area. In this role he leads a broad team of science communication specialists, developers, visualization specialists, data scientists, social scientists, and decision scientists to further the IIDD mission to provide water information to empower decision-making, education, and science.
A career USGS employee, Joe has previously served in a variety of staff and management roles encompassing hydraulic modeling, water data collection, quality assurance, IT development, and project management.
Director, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Mission Area, Integrated Information Dissemination Division – 2018-Present
Chief Projects Officer, USGS Water Resources Mission Area – 2017-2018
Associate Chief of Projects, USGS Office of Water Information – 2015-2017
Chief, National Water Information System – 2014-2015
Hydrologist, USGS Office of Surface Water – 2002-2014
Data Section Chief, USGS Maine District – 1992-2002
Hydrologist, USGS New England District – 1988-1992
Education and Certifications
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1988. University of Wisconsin -Madison
Former Professional Engineer – Wisconsin, Maine