The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program
From February 24 - March 12, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2014 Directorate Resource Assistance Fellowship Program, or DFP. To learn more about these fellowship postions, including how to apply, follow this link to the DFP Website.
The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge hosts 33 students from the Univiersity of California, Davis
On November 6, 2013, the regional workforce recruiter for the Pacific Southwest Region partnered with the staff from Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex to bring a group of UC Davis students to the refuge. The purpose of the trip was to engage future conservation leaders who are majoring in natural resource degree programs to learn about the many different careers in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
The day at Sacramento NWR was filled with diverse activities. Refuge staff provided presentations on prescribed fire, wetland habitat management, bird identification, public use management, water delivery, and others. Demonstrations included using seine nets and global positioning system (GPS) technology.
US Fish and Wildlife Service participate in the California Department of Rehabilitation Training Conference
On September, 26, 2013, the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) conducted a training conference for the Blind Field Services counselors in their Workforce Development Section (WDS). During the conference, counselors met with a panel of Federal partners to discuss the missions of various agencies, Federal hiring, internships, and Schedule A non-competitive appointment authority.
DOR is California's number one provider for staffing solutions involving individuals with disabilities and their services are 100% free. WDS has built strong enduring partnerships with numerous California businesses and Federal agencies by providing access to the most qualified applicants for vacancies of all classifications.
WDS works in collaboration with both State and Federal Governments to ensure that partners’ facilities and employment practices comply with current codes, laws, and regulations. Their staff members are experts on the various tax credits and hiring incentive programs that are available and assist businesses in becoming eligible to attain them.
SEE YOURSELF WITH THE USFWS
There's no better way to share the opportunities that await you than through the words and images of our own employees. Check out these employee profiles and start to visualize the adventure of your lifetime.See the USFWS in action!
Service in the Community
Students from Boise-Eliot-Humboldt Elementary School in Portland, OR recently released 100 salmon they've been raising from eggs at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery in the Columbia River Gorge. This program is one of the many great ways the USFWS is connecting kids with nature and cultivating the next gereration of conservation professionals.
HIRING PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
The USFWS is committed to fulfilling the Executive Order on Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government.Check out these veterans resources
The USFWS is committed to fulfilling the Executive Order on Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Government.Special Placement Program Coordinators Workforce Recruitment Program for students and recent graduates with disabilities
Federal Application Help
A federally formatted resume varies differently from a private-sector resume. Great care and attention-to-detail are necessary to ensure that your resume contains all the information required to make you a competitive candidate.Federal Resume Handbook Sample Federal Resume KSA Writing Tips
The Call to Serve Nature
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children" ~Theodore Roosevelt
Meet Your New Boss
No matter what your career with the Service might be, it comes back to one thing, you work for wildlife. Check out this short video and meet some of the amazing wildlife and landscapes that await you with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.Watch the video...