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Job Title:Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-12/13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-CVM-DHA-13-790420

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 07, 2012 to Thursday, December 20, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0701-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ALL US CITIZENS

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Division of Therapeutic Drugs for Non-Food Animals.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-790421 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA). Under DHA, all qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, veterans are encouraged to submit their documentation.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period

DUTIES:

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·         Applies veterinary knowledge and experience to the assessment of prospective protocol designs and the evaluation of data to support the safety and effectiveness of new animal drugs.

·         Evaluates data and information from a variety of sources to determine the safety of new animal drugs, identifies and validates underlying causes, anticipates ancillary problems, and suggests appropriate courses of action.

·         Identifies applicable information regarding scientific and regulatory activities and policies that protect animal and human health.

·         Participates in the development and implementation of regulations and policies pertaining to new drugs and/or feed ingredients intended for animal use.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the requirements of the position you must demonstrate the following Experience AND Education for this GS-12 position: (Transcripts required)

Experience: I have 1 year of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service that included applying scientific principles to areas related to animal health; analyzing scientific data regarding animal drugs or food ingredients to document the safety and effectiveness of new animal drugs; and assisting with scientific assessment to protect animal and human health.

and

Education: Master's degree in an area of specialization, including but not limited to, animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or sciences related to the work of a veterinary medical officer position obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA) . (Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education - you must refer to the Foreign Education section below for specific requirements that must be met.) 

 

To meet the requirements of the position you must demonstrate the following Experience AND Education for this GS-13 position: (Transcripts required)

Experience: I have 1 year of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service that included applying scientific principles to areas related to animal health; integrating data and information from a variety of sources to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new animal drugs; and analyzing animal drug and food labels to ensure its validity.

and

Education:  A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA) . (Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education - you must refer to the Foreign Education section below for specific requirements that must be met.) 


You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.   Degree requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this job announcement and your   transcript(s) submitted must reflect this.

Failure to provide any of the above will result in an ineligible rating.   

Foreign Education: 

Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (Refer to AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org for information about schools in this category) must meet one of the following requirements.

·         Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)

·         Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT).

·         Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.  Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g.  residency or graduate program).

 

Graduates of foreign veterinary medical programs must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language by successfully completing one of the nationally and internationally recognized examinations that incorporate assessments of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  Examples of examinations that assess mastery of the English language are shown below:

1.     Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Minimum scores for the TOEFL are 560 for the paper-based version; 220 for the computer-based version; or overall score of 83 for the internet-based version (including 26 or higher in speaking, 26 or higher in listening, and 17 or higher in writing).  For the computer-based and paper-based test versions, applicants must also complete the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE).  Minimum required scores are 55 for the TSE and 5.5 for the TWE;

2.     Academic tests (listening, writing, and speaking) offered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 7.0 in speaking, 6.5 in listening, and 6.0 in writing;

OR

3.     Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).  Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 70, with at least 60 in speaking, 60 in listening, and 50 in writing.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and/or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

 

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens: This announcement is being posted using a government-wide direct hire authority (DHA). Under DHA, all qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, veterans are encouraged to submit their documentation.

 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Program:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified.  Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position.

For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: https://applicationmanager.gov/ and click on 790420.

 

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

 

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
  • College Transcripts

 

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

 

 

  • Veterans' Preference documentation (i.e. SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc. ) 
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OPM
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC
20415

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-CVM-DHA-13-790420

Control Number:

332190100