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Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Freitag, 09 Dezember 2016 17:00 Jobs

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Baileys Crossroads, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Summary

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This position is located at the Branch of Conservation Science Policy, Division of Scientific Authority (DSA), International Affairs Program (AD-IA), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service), Department of the Interior (DOI). The International Affairs Program implements U.S. wildlife laws, as well as international treaties and agreements. International Affairs works with private citizens, local communities, state and federal agencies, foreign governments, and United States and international non-governmental organizations to promote a coordinated domestic and international strategy to protect, restore, and enhance the world's diverse wildlife and their habitats, with a focus on species of international concern.

This position serves as an advisor, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Branch Chief for the Branch of Conservation Science Policy, and is responsible for developing and implementing scientific policies, guidelines, procedures and regulations on provisions of the Endangered Species Act (which includes CITES), Marine Mammal Protection Act, Lacey Act (Injurious Wildlife) the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), the African Elephant Conservation Act (AECA), the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen's Protective Act, and other laws, treaties and agreements pertaining to the international trade in wildlife and wildlife products.

 

Duties

 

  • Responsible for developing and implementing scientific policies, guidelines, procedures and regulations on
    provisions of the Endangered Species Act (which includes CITES), the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), and other laws, treaties and agreements pertaining to the international trade in wildlife and wildlife products.
  • Oversees development of U.S. submissions (species proposals) to amend the CITES Appendices and
    negotiating positions on scientific agenda items, such as species proposals, resolutions and decisions (other than non-scientific/implementation items handled by the Division of Management Authority) utilizing the best available science for meetings of the Conference of the Parties(CoPs) to CITES and the CITES technical Committees (Animals and Plants Committees), including coordination with other Service programs and other Federal and State agencies, briefing of senior officials in the Service and DOI, and publication of Federal Register notices for obtaining public input.
  • Serves as an advisor and SME to the head of delegation to CITES CoPs and CITES Animals and Plants
    Committee meetings, in coordination with the Division of Management Authority as appropriate. Also provides support to the Division of Management Authority for meetings of the CITES Standing Committee.
  • Supervises efforts to seek information from Service Regions, other agencies, interested organizations, and the public concerning species proposals for CITES; preparation of Federal Register Notices, position papers and associated documents and coordination with other federal agencies, the States and offices in developing CITES proposals and positions.
  • Provides scientific and subject matter expertise directly and through staff direction for biological studies and/or decisions related to (1) scientific determinations concerning the status of species identified for protection under CITES; and (2) development and application of information for implementing scientific provisions of CITES.

 

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel may be required to attend meeting and conferences.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be paid.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • A background investigation is required
  • Appointment MAY include a requirement for 1 year probationary period

Qualifications

 

You must meet all qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

 

To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. You must have direct and/or related experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples of this experience:  Develop national and international level initiatives pertaining to sustainability of species subject to international wildlife trade, including wildlife trafficking; Utilize knowledge of organizational structure, programs and work methods to determine funding needs are in line with program plans and work methods; Coach and mentor a staff to achieve program results for an organization; Provide advice and/or decisions on policy matters regarding species sustainability and wildlife trade; and build coalitions with Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, and international organizations to foster your program or organization's mission.

 

 

Minimum Educational Requirements:  Biologist  401

You must have successfully completed a full four year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position.  A photo copy of official transcripts MUST be (uploaded) submitted, by the closing date, to document educational accomplishments to receive consideration for this position. OR

You must have an appropriate combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e. 24 semester hours) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position; PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above.  A photo copy of official transcripts MUST be (uploaded) submitted, by the closing date, to document educational accomplishments to receive consideration for this position.

 

Education

All applicants must submit photo copies of your Official Transcripts which should include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking in order to be considered for this vacancy.  Even if you are currently in or have previously held the series, you must submit the required documents with your application/resume to be considered for the position.

 

You can receive credit for education earned outside of the United States if you provide evidence that is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

 


 

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Selective Service: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

http://www.sss.gov/default.htm

 

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Salary Range

$108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade
    GS-0401-14/14
  • Promotion Potential
    14
  • Supervisory Status
    Yes

 

  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
    458734000
  • Job Announcement Number
    R9-17-1867638-RM

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