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APHIS Careers - We Welcome Everyone

Differences drive innovation. At APHIS, we celebrate diversity in all its many forms and work hard to put our values into action.

Inclusive Hiring

In the spirit of advancing equity across the Federal Government, we strive to be a model employer and attract talent as diverse as the public we serve. Equity and inclusion are at the heart of our recruitment and hiring practices.

We work closely with dozens of affinity organizations, colleges, and universities to recruit and place diverse candidates. We offer unique hiring paths for veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others in underrepresented groups. We continually review our hiring process at all stages to remove bias and align with the latest best practices. And, we hold ourselves accountable by tracking and measuring our progress toward concrete goals for workforce diversity at all levels of our organization.

Our Culture

We believe in people first. We want every individual to feel seen, heard, and valued—and we “walk the walk” in empowering our employees and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.


It starts at the top. Our senior leaders foster a culture of inclusion and model a deep commitment to continual growth and progress. Meet our leaders.

Training & Development

You’ll have opportunities for growth and advancement at every stage of your career. We offer a full range of training courses; leadership development, mentoring, and coaching programs; and other learning resources so you can build your unique path here.

Flexible Work

We believe that flexibility is a cornerstone of attracting and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. Our flexible work arrangements—including a robust telework program—and many other tools and resources help employees find their best work-life balance. Read about our benefits.   

Employee Communities

We offer numerous employee-led groups and committees for career development, support, networking, process and policy input, and assistance in events and activities that promote cultural awareness. Our Women’s Forum and Lean In Circles, Emerging Leaders Program, Employee Engagement Committee, Science Committee, Toastmasters Club, and Special Emphasis programs are just a few examples. Opportunities abound for you to connect and engage on the topics that matter to you most.

What Our Employees Say

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