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    Summary

    This position serves as a Permits Biologist, providing scientific and management guidance in the conservation of species, populations, and habitats affected by international trade under the jurisdiction of the Service; and provide technical advice, disseminate information, and identify and resolve problems associated with the management and processing of permit requests for import-export and trade of wildlife.

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    Responsibilities

    • Evaluates a variety of permit request to ensure that all legal, administrative, and bioligical requirements are met, and that decisions are supported to withstand legal and/or biological challenge.
    • Coordinates evaluation of requests with other Fish and Wildlife Service offices to ensure that management and scientific comments, finding and recommendations are obtained.
    • Keeps the Branch Chief informed of potentially controversial issues and advises him/her on the biological and regulatory merit of application requests in relation to the requirements of regulations Laws, and treaties.
    • Process escalated routine permit requests typically handled by Legal Instrument Examiners, and reassigned by the Supervisor when they require further scientific research.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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