- Interprets applicable laws, regulations, policies and guidance for a wide variety of environmental issues related to science and operations.
- Assures the technical adequacy of plans, assessments, analyses, and recommendations submitted to the NSF. Oversees and provides technical guidance for complex, controversial, or politically sensitive projects or programs.
- Regularly reviews scientific and operational projects proposed for Antarctica for potential environmental impact. This includes scheduling inter-agency meetings, recording comments, initiating responses and systematically ensuring that EIA requirements are met.
- Prepares environmental documentation, including Records of Environmental Review and Initial Environmental Evaluations, to meet the requirements and guidelines of the NSF, Antarctic Treaty (1959/1961) and Protocol on Environmental Protection (1991/1998) implemented by US Federal Law in the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as amended by the Antarctic Science and Tourism Conservation Act (ASTCA, 1996), also referred to as the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 2401 et seq (ACA).
- Assists with the revision of Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA) and Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) management plans.
- Employees and contractors may, in the course of performing their official duties, have access to a wide variety of personal identifiable and sensitive information (PII/SI) electronically and in hard copy. Personal and sensitive data including Social Security numbers, date and place of birth, demographic data, home addresses/telephone numbers/personal email addresses, passport numbers, bank account numbers, performance reviews, reviewer identity tied to performance reviews, unfunded proposals, proprietary parts of funded proposals, and other similar information should be protected according to Federal regulations and United States Antarctic Program policy, and only disclosed in accordance with the United States Antarctic program requirements.
- Performs other duties as required.
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