Position Summary: Responsible for the development, implementation and management of effective science and regulatory policy strategies on human health issues in support of CropLife America’s objectives, including matters that impact both pesticides and crop technology products, with the objective of minimizing unnecessary or unjustified impacts on the registration (and registration review), manufacture, formulation, and distribution of registered uses of crop protection products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Monitor, review and analyze all relevant human health regulatory initiatives, including the identification of emerging policy issues, to determine potential impacts on the crop protection industry, and communicate threat to CropLife America Leadership and members.
- Actively monitor existing and emerging federal environmental regulations under Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Food Quality Protection Act, Worker Protection Standards, Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and others, as appropriate.
- Develop CropLife America comments, in close collaboration with CropLife America’s legal team, in response to Federal Register Notices and other calls for CropLife America input on human health science and policy issues.
- Lead and actively manage the CropLife America’s Human Health Risk Assessment Committee (HHRAC), Residue Experts Working Group (REWG), and the Food and Beverage Committee.
- Propose strategies and implement strategic approaches for resolution of human health, dietary assessment, and pesticide residue issues identified.
- Ensure policy issues are acted upon in the form of Agency discussion or public comments.
- Seek and coordinate member assistance to identify, apply and communicate sound scientific principles to mitigate misinformation and unscientific interpretations of pesticide issues.
- Actively lead and participate on multi-disciplinary teams to develop strategic plans addressing current and emerging human health issues, as assigned.
- Provide organizational and technical support of association committees, work groups, and issue management teams, as required.
- Initiate and maintain relationships and effectively work with key Agencies.
- Establish and maintain contact with key career regulatory officials important to achievement of CropLife America’s objectives.
- Initiate and maintain relationships with, provide leadership for and effectively work with key stakeholders and allied organizations to address specific issues of importance to CropLife America, including the ability to solicit commitments from such organizations.
- Prepare effective advocacy materials including background papers, issue briefs, talking points, amendments, correspondence, and testimony for use by CropLife America representatives and allied organizations.
- Ensure effective communication with CropLife America members and association staff on status of relevant science and regulatory policy initiatives.