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Job Title:Veterinary Medical Officer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCMD137643641004510D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 02, 2013 to Friday, December 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0701-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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:

  • This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.
  • This position is located in the Animal Medicine Branch of the Department of Veterinary Science at the U.S. Army Medical Department Acadamy of Health Sciences in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
  • 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:

  • U.S. Citizens

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5% Business Travel required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.

DUTIES:

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As a Veterinary Medical Officer at the Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDD C&S), you will:

  • Plan, direct, and participate in the care, treatment, and management of laboratory animals and other government-owned animals for emergency and combat medical training programs.
  • Demonstrate methods and procedures for preparing animals for laboratory use to students.
  • Monitor instructors and students to ensure compliance with The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved Animal Use Protocols.
  • Present required safety and procedural briefings to faculty and students prior to the training experience.
  • Provide professional veterinary support, with the help of veterinary technicians, to a variety of animal-based laboratory classes presented in a resident environment to medical personnel.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

  • 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.

    AND

  • 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 includes performing routine veterinary work, serving as a small animal clinician and surgeon, and preparing animals for laboratory use.
  • OR

  • Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-13: 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.
  • OR

  • Residency/Post-Graduate Training Program Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-13: Successful completion of three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position.
  • OR

  • Board Certification Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-13: Successful completion of all requirements for Diplomate status in an American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (ABVS)-recognized veterinary specialty organization. Such specialties may include, but are 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.
  • AND

  • Licensure/Certification: a current, active, valid and unrestricted license as a Veterinarian in a state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States. 
                                                                     
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    •  Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
    •  Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute 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


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. This requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis which may take up to 90 days or longer to process. The selectee may be allowed to start work prior to adjudication if management approved. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
  • A pre-placement medical examination is required.
  • Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Extensive travel is necessary. Duration may exceed 14 days per iteration.
    • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

      Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


      BENEFITS:

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      The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



      OTHER INFORMATION:

      • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
      • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
      • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
      • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
      • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
      • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.


      HOW TO APPLY:

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      To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
      Friday, December 13, 2013 to receive consideration.

      • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
      • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
      • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
      • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
      • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

      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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

      The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

      As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

      Your resume:

      • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
      • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
      • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
      • 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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

      License: This position requires a current, active, valid and unrestricted veterinary license. You MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted veterinary license.

      If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1004510. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


      NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      Central Resume Processing Center
      Phone: (410)306-0137
      Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
      Agency Information:
      MEDCOM Medcell Recruitment
      314 Johnson St
      Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
      21005
      USA

      WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

      If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

      If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

      The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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      Job Announcement Number:

      NCMD137643641004510D

      Control Number:

      356423700