This position is part of the Chief-Office of Law Enforcement. As a Wildlife Inspector you will be responsible for
for the nations front-line defense against illegal wildlife trade. Provide day-to-day monitoring of wildlife imports and exports facilitate legal trade and helps detect and deter illegal wildlife trafficking.
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Plans, coordinates and carries out inspection and compliance activities particularly for diverse and moderately complex transactions, special and unique conditions, and where there is a high risk of smuggling, fraud, and hostile incidents.
Examines shipping containers and other transport mechanisms and related documents to ensure compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations.
Ensures required license and permits have been obtained, contents of the shipments match items declared, and live animals have been shipped humanely.
Inspects wildlife, their parts or products, and may also open and examine receptacles, containers or packages, take samples, and examine and copy records.
Performs studies and analysis concerning compliance of importation and exportation of wildlife with appropriate Federal, State, and local environmental laws/regulations.
Participates in inspection/compliance audits, and evaluates the inspection operations where the importation or exportation of wildlife is authorized.
Inspects wildlife shipments and conducts investigations to determine compliance not only with CITES, but with an array of U.S. and foreign laws that regulate wildlife trade.
Participates in the development of preparing procedures and guidelines, and advises other inspectors, other Federal agencies, travelers, and business representatives of procedures and requirements and resolvesproblems.
Participates with law enforcement agents, in civil and criminal investigations to determine if those suspected of illegal wildlife trade and other violations are in compliance with appropriate Federal, State, and localenvironment laws.
Performs outreach activities to increase compliance with wildlife laws and to increase collaboration with other federal agencies.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Must pass a Secret clearance background investigation.
Drug testing position.
LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply
Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required
Must possess a valid State Driver's license.
May be required to work shift work and/or perform 24-hour on-call duty.
Kona HI: $62,841 - $81,697
Eastport, ID: $61,218 - $79,586
International Falls, MN: $61,218 - $79,586
Fort Lauderdale, FL: $65,075 - $84,601
Savannah, GA: $61,218 - $79,586
Erlanger, KY: $63,605 - $82,690
Norfolk, VA: $61,218 - $79,586
Philadelphia, PA: $66,110 - $85,946
Portal, ND: $61,218 - $79,586
Only experience and education obtained by 09/24/2018 will be considered.
You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience may include the
following duties: assisting in evaluating the inspection operations where the importation or exportation of wildlife is authorized; performing inspection and compliance activities for a wide range of moderately complex situations; examining transport mechanisms and related documents to ensure compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations; preparing documents and reports related to inspection duties; consulting with other representatives on procedures and requirements and resolving problems; ensuring compliance with fish and wildlife laws and regulations through education and other outreach activities ; OR
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.
Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.
Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
Must have performed at an acceptable level.
Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,
Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
Must have performed at an acceptable level
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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