Both Region 1 and Region 8 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) collectively have the largest number of field installations in the Service, providing leadership in the scientific conservation and protection of fish, wild birds, mammals, plants, and the natural habitat required for their continued survival.
The staff of Division of Diversity and Civil Rights serves both Region 1 and Region 8, two separate field organizations that comprise over 3,000 permanent and temporary employees in over 120 scientific, professional, administrative, technical, and wage-grade occupations. Region 1 and Region 8 are two of the most complex field organizations in the Service, requiring the largest DCR staff outside of the Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C. The Region 1/Region 8 DCR Diversity/Inclusion/Civil Rights Program reports to both a Regional and Deputy Regional Director in Region 1 (Pacific Region), as well as the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director of Region 8 (Pacific Southwest Region).
The DCR 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 Service Headquarters. Those positions include the Regional Accessibility Coordinator, an EEO Counselor, two Diversity Employment Specialists, an Equal Employment Specialist, and an Equal Employment Assistant; all reporting to the Zone Equal Employment Manager who serves as the Chief, Division of Diversity and Civil Rights. The DCR Program is fully funded and vested within both Region 1 and Region 8.