As five of our seven employees in the Division of Diversity and Civil Rights (DCR) have backgrounds serving in the armed forces; DCR is very aware of the high quality and experience of today's military veterans. With that in mind, we would like for those military personnel and their dependents who are leaving military service to come and join our service - the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that is!
The FWS is a bureau of the Department of the Interior and is the principal Federal agency in the United States responsible for working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
To accomplish the mission of the FWS, we need individuals as diverse in discipline, background and experience as the species we protect. Our workforce consists of professional, technical, administrative, clerical, and wage grade personnel working in over 100 different occupational categories. FWS employees have earned degrees in fields ranging from Accounting to Zoology.
The FWS works to save endangered and threatened species; conserve migratory birds and inland fisheries; provide expert advice to other Federal agencies, industry, and foreign governments; and manage more than 700 field stations. Among those 700 field stations are seven Regional Offices, more than 500 national wildlife refuges, and nearly 80 national fish hatcheries that raise more than 200 million fish each year.
We believe it is mutually beneficial for military veterans to join the FWS. After all, what better persons to have safeguarding some of America's rich natural resources, than those men and women who were willing to go to our country's defense?
To obtain additional information, please contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Diversity and Civil Rights
Brian Lawler (Region 1 - OR, WA, ID, HI)
Bill Johnson (Region 8 - CA, NV)