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    This position is part of the Chief-Office of Law Enforcement. As a Wildlife Inspector you will provide the nations front-line defense against illegal wildlife trade. Provide day-to-day monitoring of wildlife imports and exports facilitate legal trade and helps detect and deter illegal wildlife trafficking.

    The mission of the Office of Law Enforcement is to protect wildlife resources. Through the effective enforcement of Federal laws, the Office of Law Enforcement contributes to the Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote global wildlife conservation.

    This position is currently advertised under GS-7 merit promotion under announcement number R9-18-10151936-JH. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under announcements.

    Salary Range for Duty Stations:
    Chicago, IL: 55,905 - 87,933
    Memphis, TN: 50,598 - 79,586
    Champlain, NY: 50,598 - 79,586
    Valley Stream, NY: 57,948 - 91,147
    Elizabeth, NJ: 57,948 - 91,147
    Pembina, ND: 50,598 - 79,586

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    • Independently plans, coordinates and carries out the full range of inspection and compliance activities for diverse and complex transactions, special and unique conditions, and where there is a high risk of smuggling, fraud, and hostile incidents.
    • Applies risk targeting profiles and integrates a variety of data and human intelligence to determine the level of scrutiny required in a particular situation.
    • Monitors wildlife shipments to ensure compliance with U.S. and foreign wildlife protection laws Examines shipping containers and other transport mechanisms and related documents to ensure compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations.
    • Inspects wildlife, their parts or products, and may also open and examine receptacles, containers or packages, take samples, and examine and copy records. Prepares correspondence, documents, and reports related to inspection duties.
    • Performs studies and analysis concerning compliance of importation and exportation of wildlife with appropriate Federal, State, and local environmental laws/regulations.
    • Participates in the development of preparing procedures and guidelines, and advises other inspectors, other Federal agencies, travelers, and business representatives of procedures and requirements and resolves problems.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493379300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.