Office Staff & Program Responsibility
The Pacific West Regions (Regions 1 and 8) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collectively have the largest number of field installations in the Service, working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The staff of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) serves the Pacific West Regions (Region 1 and 8), two separate field organizations that comprise over 2,500 permanent and temporary employees in over 120 scientific, professional, administrative, technical, and wage-grade occupations. These two Regions are two of the most complex field organizations in the Service, requiring the largest ODI staff outside of the Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C. The Pacific West Regions' ODI Diversity and Inclusion Program reports to both a Regional and Deputy Regional Director in Region 1, as well as the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in Region 8.
Further, the ODI staff is comprised of a unique blend of highly diverse as well as atypical occupational fields as compared to other EEO offices throughout the Service or within the Headquarters office. Those positions include the Regional Accessibility Coordinator, an EEO Counselor, two Regional Workforce Recuiters, and an Equal Employment Specialist (general practitioner). All report to the Zone Equal Employment Manager who serves as the Chief, Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The ODI Program is fully funded and vested within both regions.