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    Summary

    The position is located within the Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Strategy and Partnerships Branch, Division of Management Authority, Assistant Director of International Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior (DOI). The International Affairs Program implements U.S. wildlife laws, as well as international treaties and agreements. This position is responsible for activities related to development and implementation of policies to combat wildlife trafficking.

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    Responsibilities

    This position serves as policy advisor and program officer. It is responsible for developing and implementing cooperative activities with other Federal agencies, organizations, individuals and foreign governments to combat wildlife trafficking. The incumbent serves as staff specialist, liaison officer, and consultant for Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) and works on the many complex ecological, economic, and political problems involved in formulating and guiding CWT projects.

    • Prepares and recommends policy and program guidelines relating to the Service's international activities. Develops wildlife conservation concepts with which the United States can assist foreign nations through education, training and other appropriate activities.
    • Prepares responses reflecting Service policies and objectives to Congressional and other inquiries relating to CWT.
    • Engages and maintains positive contacts with relevant organizations including, but not limited to the United Nations; the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); and non-governmental organizations to facilitate collaborative implementation of CWT activities related to Executive Orders, foreign policy directives or other international laws or treaties.
    • Delivers oral presentations at national and international meetings or before other governmental and/or professional organizations related to conservation and management of wild flora and fauna.
    • Works with peers outside the agency on significant and complex issues.
    • Reviews and evaluates existing management and operating plans, policies, and procedures to ensure the effectiveness of Service activities in fulfilling the requirement of the Endangered Species Act and other pertinent legislative, regulatory and policy requirements.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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