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Job Title:  International Technical Advisor (Wildlife Anti-Trafficking Coordinator)
Department:  Department Of Agriculture
Agency:  Foreign Agricultural Service
Job Announcement Number:  FASB-14-0009

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$85,544.00 to $111,203.00 / Per Year
Monday, June 23, 2014 to Friday, July 11, 2014
Full-Time - Term
1 vacancy - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania  View Map
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. 


About the Agency

This is an Excepted Service, term, time-limited appointment for up to 5 years, with the possibility of renewals.

This position is located at the U.S. Embassy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania within the Embassy Political and Economic Section.

The Wildlife Anti-Trafficking Coordinator will be responsible for providing day-to-day leadership and coordination among U.S. Government (USG) agencies and the Government of Tanzania to support stronger engagement in addressing wildlife poaching and trafficking in Tanzania.  The Coordinator will have a wide range of representational and communication responsibilities, working within the U.S. Embassy Political and Economic Affairs Section to coordinate USG efforts across the interagency and engaging with high-level technical and political stakeholders with in the Government of Tanzania, donor partners, civil society, and the private sector.

 The selectee will be paid a 20% Cost of Living Allowance and a 25% Post (Hardship) Differential in addition to their yearly salary, in accordance with Department of State regulations




  • Occasional Travel
  • 20% travel within Tanzania and East Africa


  • Yes
  • FAS offers a comprehensive relocation package when moving employees to overseas locations


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


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Following are the major, though not all inclusive, duties of this position:

  • Policy Analysis and Advice - Coordinate relationship building between the U.S. Embassy and the U.S.  Agency for International Development (USAID) leadership, technical counterparts within the Government of Tanzania,  donor partner group members, Tanzanian civil society, and the private sector.  This may include researching and drafting discussion papers for internal use on issues related to wildlife trafficking; preparing draft remarks and talking points for external meetings and events on wildlife related issues; providing recommendations to members of the Post Wildlife Task force to improve the   U. S. Government's impact on wildlife trafficking in Tanzania; tracking domestic and international best practice in wildlife protection and counter-trafficking and sharing information with members of the Post Wildlife Task Force.
  • Technical Representation - Work with diverse stakeholders and agencies in Tanzania, interacting with a variety of non-governmental and governmental organizations inside and outside of Africa working to introduce and support the application of novel solutions and strategies to improve wildlife protection in Tanzania.  This may include supporting USG agencies efforts to mobilize technical assistance and other resources in support of coordinated action in Tanzania to address wildlife poaching and trafficking; identifying and sharing technical information on the range of appropriate responses to trafficking and poaching; maintaining contacts and relationships with the Government of Tanzania, developing private sector partners to ensure technical coordination, collaboration, and synergies when possible; preparing for and participating in meetings on wildlife related issues; participating on field trips related to wildlife poaching and trafficking within Tanzania; maintaining relationships to coordinate and share information on wildlife poaching and trafficking issues; and developing wildlife management portfolio and position papers.
  • Administrative Leadership and Support - Support USG procedures in the implementation of USG efforts and actions to address wildlife poaching and trafficking in Tanzania.  This may include serving as Secretariat and/or supporting the Secretariat for the Post Wildlife Task Force on wildlife poaching and trafficking; providing technical input to Post Wildlife Task Force members on its agreements, contracts, and Interagency Agreements to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking; drafting memos, cables, and other correspondence on wildlife poaching and trafficking issues; facilitating the establishment of contacts and meetings as needed between members of the Post Wildlife Task Force and external partners.



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Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.


FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: In order to meet the minimum qualifications required for this position applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience that was equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that demonstrates that they possess the ability to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors and it is usually obtained in the same field as the position being filled or a very closely related field.


In order to qualify for this position applicants must show evidence in their resumes of  possession of at least one year of the following specialized experience:


  • Experience establishing and implementing efforts and actions to address wildlife poaching and trafficking in a foreign country and;
  • Experience interacting with and advising leaders and policy makers on wildlife security issues and;   
  • Experience collaborating with others to improve wildlife protection in a foreign country and;
  • Experience researching and writing a variety of documents on wildlife trafficking, to include discussion papers, draft remarks, talking points and other correspondence.

 *Note: There is no education substitution allowed for this grade level.

Special Conditions:

  • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
  • Position may be eligible for telework.



This is a Schedule B Direct-Hire Authority position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official.  Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements.  A rating will not be used.
To view the application form, visit:


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This position offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

Since this is an excepted service position, the selectee will not gain "competiive service" while serving in this position.



  • More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.
  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
  • Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
  • E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form 1-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:  Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
  • This is a bargaining unit designated position.


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Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin.
The following instructions outline our application process.

  • You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. 
  • We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you are requesting this.

Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not have one) at It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.

Step 2: Create a resume with USAJOBS or upload a resume into your USAJOBS account. Customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).

Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required.
You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application” to continue.
NOTE: Verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Once in the Agency's staffing system you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded documents must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).


You must submit a complete Application Package, prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date of this announcement.  The following documents must be submitted for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume  - Applicants must submit a resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
  • College transcripts maybe submitted, but are not required. DD-214
  • If claiming Veterans’ Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit a VA Letter, a DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)  and an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
  • Other required documents may include:
    • CTAP/ICTAP Required Documentation Reduction-In-Force: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from.
    • Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
    • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.

NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBs transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Uploaded resumes must be less than 3MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).


Human Resources
Phone: 612-336-3352
Fax: 612-336-3560
Agency Information:
100 N. 6th Street, Butler Sq Bldg, Suite 510C
Minneapolis, MN,
United States
Fax: 612-336-3560


If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, 2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and 3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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