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Assistant Director, Office of Law Enforcement (AD-OLE) -US Fish & Wildlife Service (DC)

Date Posted: March 13, 2024

Employer: US Fish & Wildlife Service


FWS works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Our major responsibilities are to protect and conserve migratory birds, endangered species, and marine mammals and fish. FWS partners with farmers and ranchers, State and local governments, Federal agencies, Tribes, citizen volunteers, corporations, and conservation groups to accomplish its mission. You can find additional information at WWW.FWS.GOV


The Assistant Director, Office of Law Enforcement (AD-OLE) serves as the primary advisor to the Director on FWS responsibilities in all law enforcement activities that contribute to the protection of plant and wildlife species in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, Lacey Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Indian Arts and Crafts Act, CITES and other Laws, treaties, and regulations in order to ensure the accomplishment of the FWS law enforcement mission. The incumbent represents FWS before Congressional Committees, individual members of Congress, Federal Courts, officials of other Interior Bureaus, other Federal agencies, and officials of State and County governments.


The AD-OLE provides overall leadership and direction for the law enforcement activities for which other public agencies and the general public have a vested interest or legal concern. The incumbent serves as a technical expert in the area of law enforcement to various international agencies and assures the administration of a sound law enforcement program within the FWS. The incumbent's activities have a direct effect on the short and long-term impact of the FWS law enforcement program and contribute substantially to the effectiveness of other Federal, State, and international programs.


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