Biologist- Latin America and the Caribbean

US Fish and Wildlife Service, International Affairs

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The incumbent will support the Western Hemisphere Branch in the Division of International Conservation and manage a portfolio of financial and technical assistance projects focused on the protection and conservation of endangered species in Latin America and the Caribbean. The incumbent serves as staff specialist, liaison officer, and consultant on many complex ecological, economic, and political problems involved in formulating and guiding conservation projects with foreign governments, other U.S. agencies, national and international organizations, and individuals.

Please Note: Applicant may be selected at a duty station other than Baileys Crossroads, VA. Additional questions regarding placement should be reserved for the interview process.

As a Biologist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

The incumbent manages the implementation of one or more grant-making programs in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Provides direct support and technical guidance to foreign institutions, multilateral organizations, and local partners to develop their capacity for wildlife conservation.

Provides coordination and technical input across Divisions within International Affairs on issues related to conservation of relevant species.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit

Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).

Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.

Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Required to be fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish


$103,690 to $134,798 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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