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    Summary

    This position is located in the Branch of Conservation Science Policy, Division of Scientific Authority (DSA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The incumbent serves as a Staff Biologist in the Branch of Conservation Science Policy providing technical support on biological issues related to the international trade in at risk species; provide policy interpretation to a variety of sources, both within and outside FWS on matters relating to the conservation of species subject to international trade.

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    Responsibilities

    The DSA implements the scientific aspects of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as well as related domestic and international laws pertaining to the conservation of species subject to trade.

    • Provides assistance to other FWS branches and divisions to assure that the Service is meeting its various requirements under the Acts, Conventions, Treaties, and Agreements cited above for international conservation, particularly with regard to the biological status and sustainability of native species subject to utilization and international trade, utilizing comprehensive biological expertise.
    • Prepares biological findings which reflect the best available information on the biological status of species and threats to their survival.
    • Responds to inquiries about sensitive issues related to international wildlife trade including correspondence, briefing papers, and technical communications regarding U.S. laws and regulations.
    • Coordinates activities with involved foreign and U.S. Federal/State/Provincial wildlife agencies, researchers, and other affected parties.
    • Provides scientific and technical support for CITES implementation by evaluating biological and trade data on select species; reviewing resolutions and decisions adopted by the parties in support of U.S. delegations to CITES meetings.
      Implements programs to protect and enhance the conservation status of species trade in conjunction with Federal or state agencies or private non-profit conservation organizations.
    • Responds to written inquiries from the public. Ensures public involvement in decisions by preparing and publishing notices in the Federal Register.
    This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R9-20-10757637-RM (MP). You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/571774800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.