Operations Division

AVSO's Operations Division is responsible for a variety of crosscutting business and administrative functions that directly affect AVSO’s ability to fulfill its mission. 

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Operations develops and supports business- and administrative-related policies, procedures, and functions within AVSO. Our focus is to provide quality business and administrative services by promoting Accountability, Approachability, and Availability (AAA service) in all we do. It is our goal to elevate our services to the highest levels of efficiency throughout the Department of the Interior.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the performance of valuation services and special projects for the Department.
  • Provide business and administrative support for the AVSO Director’s Office, Valuation Division, Office of Tribal Sovereignty, Division of Minerals Evaluation, and Technical Services Division.
  • Collaborate with client agencies outside of the Department.
  • Develop AVSO business policy, procedures, and guidance.

The Operations Division is comprised of the following functional areas:

  • Acquisition and Contracting Support
  • Administrative Support
  • Budget and Finance Management
  • Communications 
  • Facilities and Property Management
  • Human Resources Support
  • Information Technology Services

Mel Capers
Deputy Director, Operations Division
Melvin_Capers@ios.doi.gov 

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