Roseann Gonzales is the Deputy Director—Administration and Policy, providing oversight to the administrative and planning support programs in the USGS, which include the Office of Administration; Office of Budget, Planning, and Integration; Office of Communications and Publishing; Office of Science Quality and Integrity; Office of International Programs; Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity;
Before being selected as the Deputy Director—Administration and Policy, Roseann served as the USGS Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Region (DOI Region 8) where she oversaw the tactical implementation of USGS programs for science centers located in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, and represented the region at the bureau level. Roseann joined the USGS in July 2017 as the Associate Director (AD) for the Office of Administration. As the AD, Roseann was responsible for interpreting the application of Federal and Departmental policies as they relate to USGS requirements. She was also responsible for facilities management, finance, acquisitions and grants, human capital, technology transfer and intellectual property, and health and safety at the bureau.
Before coming to the USGS, Roseann was the Director of Policy and Administration at the Bureau of Reclamation. While with Reclamation, Roseann oversaw the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of the Bureau’s centrally managed programs including WaterSMART, human resources and civil rights programs, natural resources policy formulation and implementation, and related matters affecting its mission objectives including programmatic internal controls and asset management. She has more than 35 years of Federal service in the Department of the Interior.
Education and Certifications
MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico
Honors and Awards
Roseann is a recipient of the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious and Superior Service Awards as well as the Secretary’s Gold Executive Leadership Award.