Deputy Director, National Centers for Environmental Information
The incumbent, acting under the direct supervision of the Director, National Center for Environmental Information is responsible for providing operational oversight of the Center’s data management and stewardship responsibilities, including acquisition, processing, archiving, dissemination, and exchange of environmental data and information. The incumbent, acting under the direct supervision of the National Center for Environmental Information Director, is responsible for providing operational oversight of the Center's data management and stewardship responsibilities, including acquisition, processing, archiving, dissemination, and exchange of environmental data and information. The incumbent will coordinate with the scientific leadership at National Environmental Satelitte, Data, and Informaton Service Headquarters, the Center for Satellite Applications and Research, the Joint Polar Satellite System and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series Program Office. The incumbent is further responsible for providing oversight of a broad science-based environmental data synthesis effort consistent with the National Evironmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mission.
1. Operate National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s center for processing, storing, and servicing retrospective environmental records as a designated Federal Agency Records Center. Such operations emphasize technological and scientific excellence to the public.
2. Perform all data management functions regarding data acquisition, archiving, retrieval, indexing, quality assessment, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination, and publication from global and national observation networks that are sufficient to describe the environment, have enduring value to the Nation, and facilitate sustained economic growth, exercise scientifically sound environmental management, and public safety.
3. Provide sustained monitoring and assessment of environmental trends and variations from national and global databases that describe the condition of atmospheric (weather, climate, and paleoclimate), geophysical (space and terrestrial), and oceanographic (hydrographic, physical, biological, and chemical) environments and their interaction with both ecosystems and the built environment, working with national and international groups (e.g., the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
4. Develop, operate, and maintain reference climate networks (e.g., the U.S. Climate Reference Network) necessary to monitor and track changes in essential climate variables, including processing systems to exploit the potential of new automated observational networks.
5. Prepare and provide products and services to users as a basis for regulatory standards and policy decisions, including federal, state, academic, and international scientific users.
6. Provide facilities, data processing support, data exchange, and training and expertise, to meet U.S. bilateral and international commitments, principally with the World Meteorological Organization, International Hydrographic Organization, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
7. Operate the World Data Systems components for Geophysics, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Paleoclimatology under auspices of the International Council for Science, providing expertise for intergovernmental and nongovernmental scientific programs.
8. Provide liaison with state, regional, and federal agencies to coordinate national environmental data and information program activities, and coordinate with other environmental information offices and research programs to advance science and technological approaches.
9. Provide data stewardship services, including transforming sensor data records into climate data records and climate information records for analysis and the timely and authoritative communication of climate changes and variations.
10. Support the Director in the fulfillment of the responsibility for the implementation and potential activation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Continuity of Operations Devolution Site.
11. Ensure a safe workplace for all employees through facilities and logistical coordination and leadership across all of National Center for Environmental Information’s principal locations.