The Service's CARES system is an automated employment application processing system which
electronically prescreens candidates and ranks them according to specified
criteria. CARES lets you search for job vacancies in the Service. You must fill
out several pages of electronic forms in order to use the system. Once you have
logged on and created an on-line resume, you can find and apply for vacancies.
We occasionally hire student employees. There are two available programs, SCEP and STEP.
- The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) can lead directly to a job with the
Service after graduation.
- The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is a general student job program.
See StudentJobs.Gov, the national student job portal.
This is the main portal for Federal jobs. If you are looking for a
Fish and Wildlife Service job, you can use the Agency Search feature.
Occasionally we use volunteers. Contact us if you
have a skill that you think we could use. Also, most refuges need lots of volunteers. See
this page for a list of
refuges in our area. Also, check out
Volunteer.gov/gov, the national volunteer portal.