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Job Title:Supv Veterinary Medical Officer (Instructor)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-1245

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0701-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Sam Houston, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

  • Fort Sam Houston is located in beautiful San Antonio, TX with a warm climate, close proximity to beaches, and a population of approximately 1 million people. Additionally, there are many surrounding smaller towns within a 30 mile radius including Universal City, Converse, Kirby, Shertz, and Cibolo. For those who prefer country living, ranches and property can be easily found in the big and beautiful State of Texas.
  • Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • You may apply online by Clicking Here
  • You may check your status online at http://medcell.army.mil/status.asp
  • KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

    DUTIES:

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    You will serve as the Senior Civilian Instructor in the Animal Health Branch (AHB), Department of Veterinary Science (DVS), Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), a Department of Defense unique position that sets the professional tone for the care and management of government and privately owned animals worldwide. Serve as an instructor, course coordinator and lesson plan developer in support of a variety of courses relating to animal medicine and surgery that fall under the responsibility of DVS. Research, develop, validate and present high quality training in clinical medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, pharmacology, nursing and emergency medicine to a variety of students from junior enlisted through field grade officers and civilians. Coordinate and supervise course development and updates. Evaluate course content, instruction, and assessment in order to ensure all aspects of instruction meet defined course objectives. Serve as Attending Veterinarian (AV) for the AHB, providing and overseeing all required aspects of care for those animals maintained for training purposes as the AMEDDC&S. This support includes, but is not limited to, high quality preventive care, medical and surgical evaluation and intervention, and diagnostic imaging. Provide professional veterinary support to emergency and combat medical training programs utilizing animals. Activities include physical exams, sedation, induction, the administration of maintenance anesthesia to animals, monitoring the anesthetized patient, performing humane euthanasia when required, providing guidance to supporting veterinary patients, and assuring security/accountability of controlled drugs. Demonstrate all methods and procedures for preparing animals for laboratory use, preparing surgical sites, securing animals for surgery, and preparing proper equipment and rooms for conducting surgery. Monitor instructors and students to assure compliance with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved Animal Use Protocols.

    Serve as the chief of AHB in the absence of the chief, fulfilling all duties required of that position. Supervise a group of employees engaged in both veterinary specific and administrative functions supporting the AHB. Plan regular work assignments, prepares plans to meet substantial changes in workload, justifies revisions in staffing levels, works priorities and deadlines. Assign work to employees based on selective considerations of such factors as the difficulty and requirements of assignments, availability, capability and special qualifications of employees and workload. Develop and issue written instructions and standing operating procedures and ensures compliance. Play an integral role in the hiring process of civilian personnel assigned to the AHB by reviewing resumes and applicant lists, as well as serving on interview panels. Develop performance plans and appraises performance. Counsel employees regarding their progress in meeting performance requirements or actions needed to meet standards. Initiate minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other actions in more serious cases.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: 1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).  The AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org/, has a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools.
  • OR

    2.  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.

  • Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves experince serving as a veterinarian; detecting various animal diseases and health conditions; providing education and instruction to veterinary students; preparing animals for laboratory use
  • Education substitution for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of relevant graduate study or a dual DVM/graduate degree at an accredited college or school, in addition to completing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or an equivalent degree. This is a Ph.D. 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.
  • Residency/Post-Graduate Training Program Substitution for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position.
  • Board Certification Substitution for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of all requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization such as, but not limited to  veterinary toxicology, laboratory animal medicine, poultry veterinary medicine, theriogenology, veterinary anesthesiology, veterinary behaviorists, veterinary clinical pharmacology, veterinary dermatology, veterinary emergency and critical care, veterinary internal medicine, veterinary microbiology, veterinary nutrition, veterinary ophthalmology, veterinary pathology, veterinary preventive medicine, veterinary radiology, veterinary medicine, and veterinary dentistry.

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • Must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Applicant drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Business travel of 5% annually may be required.
  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
    ·  Comprehensive health and life insurance
    ·  Competitive salaries
    ·  Generous retirement programs
    ·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    ·  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    ·  Paid employment related training and education
    ·  Possible student loan repayment
    ·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    ·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    YOU MAY APPLY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

    To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website. PLEASE NOTE: if applying online, the complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299

    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, Social Security Number, and Geographic Location Preferences. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.  Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Zachary E. Schuler
    Phone: (309)782-5449
    Email: ZACHARY.E.SCHULER.CIV@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR MEDCELL
    MEDCELL PECH-NCR-B
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL
    61299

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    To check the status of your application, please visit http://medcell.army.mil/status.asp

    Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the Minimum Qualifications found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for consideration. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview; however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    MD-DHL-13-1245

    Control Number:

    335534900