The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Experienced Services Program (ESP) provides skilled, experienced workers, age 55 and older, on a temporary, project-specific basis to help achieve the FWS’s mission of conserving the nature of America. Skilled and experienced older Americans have an opportunity to contribute their talents and knowledge toward conservation of the nation’s natural and cultural resources.

The Center for Workforce Inclusion administers the FWS-ESP Program as one of two non-governmental organizations competitively selected by the FWS. After qualified applicants are onboarded through the Center’s recruitment/selection process, the FWS staff oversees the work activities of Enrollees while the Center provides payroll and time record maintenance, benefit oversight, record keeping, and administrative support. FWS-ESP Enrollees are not employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

To be eligible, you must be at least 55 years old and legally eligible to work in the United States.

By law, FWS-ESP Enrollees cannot displace or reduce the non-overtime hours, wages, or employment benefits of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s employees; perform work of employees who are in a layoff status from the same or substantially equivalent job or function; or affect existing contracts for services.  Enrollees cannot be assigned work that is inherently governmental.

Browse the vacant positions in our FWS-ESP Program for a list of current openings.

If you are interested in applying for any of the FWS-ESP positions, please follow the instructions in the job posting.

Chris Garland, Vice President of Workforce Development: 301 578-8932
Sarah Branch, Field Operations Officer: 301 578-8889
Jenny Bivens, Field Operations Officer: 734 276-8109
Silvia Camargo, Payroll Specialist: 301 578-8873

Metropolitan Travel: 703 941-8186 or 1 800 662-6363
Metropolitan Travel After hour helpline: 1 866 549-7719

FWS-ESP Program Flyer (PDF)

FWS-ESP ACES Wage Levels (PDF)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Map (PDF)

FWS-ESP Handbook PDF

This is an information tool for the purpose of acquainting Enrollees and Monitors with the policies, procedures, benefits, and restrictions affecting Enrollee participation in the FWS-ESP Program.

FWS Timesheets & Payroll Documents

Payroll Information (PDF)

Payroll Schedule (PDF)

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization (PDF)

Excel Timesheet (XLS)

FWS-ESP Miscellaneous Forms

Enrollment Activity PDF

First Report of Injury Form (PDF)

Enrollee Information Form PDF

FWS-ACES Traveler’s Forms

Travel Authorization PDF

Travel Expense PDF