This position is located in the Branch of Consultation and Monitoring, Division of Scientific Authority (DSA), International Affairs Program (AD-IA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The incumbent is to serve as a Biologist in providing technical support on biological issues related to the international trade in at-risk species; and provide policy interpretation to a variety of sources, both within and outside FWS relating to the conservation of species subject to international trade.Learn more about this agency
As a Biologist your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Prepares biological findings which reflect the best available information on the biological status of species and threats to their survival.
- Supports the implementation and assists in the interpretation and communication of resolutions and decisions adopted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and update U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy.
- Coordinates special projects and studies related to at risk species and ensures the accurate development and timely submission of data to meet Division reporting requirements; and performs additional assignments, studies, and special
projects at the direction of the supervisor.
- Provides scientific and technical support for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) implementation by evaluating biological and trade data on select species; reviewing resolutions and decisions adopted by the parties; providing policy recommendations for U.S. delegations to CITES meetings and participating on such delegations.
- Evaluates and recommends the biological and trade status of species for potential listing under CITES or (for foreign species only) Endangered Species Act (ESA), or for exempt lists under the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA).
- Writes assessments of species' status and threats to their conservation that address laws, international treaties, and U.S.
- Responds to written inquiries from the public. Ensures public involvement in decisions by preparing and publishing notices in the Federal Register.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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