FSIS will soon end the PHHRS Demonstration Project and will convert to the General Schedule System (GS). Any PHHRS position effective after the conversion will be subject to GS rules and regulations to include salary determination. The AP-3 position is equivalent to the GS grade 11 and the AP-4 position is equivalent to the GS grade 12.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
FSIS is currently offering some amazing Recruitment Incentives including a tiered sign-on bonus in select locations of up to $40,000 or even more!
** Please Note Important Information about this Open Continuous Announcement ** This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to collect applications from applicants and will be used to fill vacancies as they become available. You should only complete the Occupational Questionnaire ONCE in a 12 month period. Your application is valid through the closing date of the announcement unless otherwise notified. The locations listed represent locations where we have Veterinary Medical Officer positions. This does not mean that the positions listed are currently vacant. We are not able to predict if or when vacancies will be filled in specific geographic areas. You will be contacted when a position matching your geographic preference becomes available and you are among the best qualified applicants being considered for a position. This is an excellent opportunity to seek a greater leadership role and responsibility in public health. If you are a new, mid career, or experienced professional interested in a Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) career, this job is for you!
FSIS will pay travel and transportation expenses to the first post of duty for our newly hired veterinarians. This incentive is available to new Federal appointees and only includes the actual costs incurred as a result of the employee's travel and transportation of household goods to the first post of duty.
Our Public Health Veterinarian's are valued members of a dynamic team. Most importantly, you are in a pivotal role from day one and your work has visible impact. You will:
Plan, organize, coordinate and adapt the full range of meat and poultry inspection operations in slaughter and/or processing establishments;
Ensure establishments meet requirements of the Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations;
Oversee consumer protection, non-food safety concerns such as proper labeling and packaging;
Serve as team leader who works with and supervises other public health professionals to ensure establishments under our jurisdiction comply with sanitation standards and properly implement systems that control hazards from entering the food supply;
Enforcing Federal meat and poultry inspection procedures prior to slaughter and throughout the entire establishment, including humane handling, ante-mortem inspection, post-mortem inspection, processing operations, veterinary dispositions, and transportation and distribution of meat, poultry, and egg products to markets and retail stores.