Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist
9 December 2016 Jobs
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Baileys Crossroads, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
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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.
- 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.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel may be required to attend meeting and conferences.