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As four of our six employees in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) have backgrounds serving in the armed forces; ODI 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 750 field stations. Among those, eight are Regional Offices, more than 500 are national wildlife refuges, and nearly 80 are 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?

Work for Wildlife


To obtain additional information, please contact:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Brian Lawler (Pacific Region)
Phone: 503-231-4789
Fax: 503-231-2322


Bill Johnson (Pacific Southwest Region)
Phone: 916-414-6630
Fax: 916-414-6486


Last Updated: June 6, 2016
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