Job Overview

Summary

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for protecting the publics health by ensuring the safety of the Nations commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It's ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service (Best Places to Work Rankings). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.

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 offers various recruitment incentives to newly hired Veterinarians in difficult-to-staff duty locations! Incentives may include a multi-tiered recruitment bonus, student loan repayment, or Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual. Recruitment flexibilities and incentives are offered based on agency staffing needs and budgetary availability; service agreements apply.  Please Click Here for more information on incentives and click here for current targeted locations.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

  • This Job Announcement FSIS-2014-VMO-0389 is an open continuous job announcement that is used to collect applications from applicants and fill vacant positions as they become available. 
  • Applicants are required to have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent professional Veterinary degree.
  • When the Human Resources office receives a request to fill a vacant Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) position in a specific city, a list of qualified applicants is generated.  This list includes qualified applicants that have selected the specific vacant city.  This list of qualified applicants is then sent to the hiring manager.
  • The cities listed in the job announcement are a listing of where we have VMO positions located. It does not mean that these locations are currently vacant. It is difficult to predict if or when a specific city will have a vacant position.
  • To ensure continued interest and availability, your application is only valid for 6 months (180 days) or until the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first.
  • You will receive an email notification to remind you to recertify your continued interest.

Duties

Our Public Health Veterinarians 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;
  • Work with and may supervise 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;
  • Enforce the 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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • At Agency Discretion. For example, some positions will require travel from establishment to establishment during the workweek and/or travel away from home for 1-5 nights per month or more if needed.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • FSIS will pay travel and transportation expenses to the first post of duty. This incentive is available to new Federal appointees in this position and it only includes the actual costs incurred because of the employee's travel and transportation of household goods to the first post of duty.
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Anchorage, AK
    • North Pole, AK
    • Palmer, AK
    • Abbeville, AL
    • Albertville, AL
    • Ashland, AL
    • Athens, AL
    • Baker Hill, AL
    • Blountsville, AL
    • Decatur, AL
    • Dothan, AL
    • Enterprise, AL
    • Gadsden, AL
    • Guntersville, AL
    • Jack, AL
    • Mobile, AL
    • Montgomery, AL
    • Russellville, AL
    • Tuscaloosa, AL
    • Union Springs, AL
    • Arkadelphia, AR
    • Batesville, AR
    • Clarksville, AR
    • Danville, AR
    • Dardanelle, AR
    • De Queen, AR
    • Decatur, AR
    • Fort Smith, AR
    • Grannis, AR
    • Green Forest, AR
    • Hope, AR
    • Huntsville, AR
    • Nashville, AR
    • Ozark, AR
    • Pine Bluff, AR
    • Pocahontas, AR
    • Springdale, AR
    • Waldron, AR
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Tolleson, AZ
    • Tucson, AZ
    • Alameda, CA
    • Brawley, CA
    • Chino, CA
    • Creston, CA
    • Dixon, CA
    • Eureka, CA
    • Fontana, CA
    • Fresno, CA
    • Hanford, CA
    • Livingston, CA
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Los Banos, CA
    • Madera, CA
    • Merced, CA
    • Modesto, CA
    • Newman, CA
    • Orland, CA
    • Petaluma, CA
    • Pico Rivera, CA
    • Riverside, CA
    • Sacramento, CA
    • Sanger, CA
    • Selma, CA
    • Sonora, CA
    • Stockton, CA
    • Turlock, CA
    • Vernon, CA
    • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Craig, CO
    • Delta, CO
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    • Durango, CO
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    • Fort Collins, CO
    • Fort Morgan, CO
    • Grand Junction, CO
    • Greeley, CO
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    • Pierce, CO
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    • Waterbury, CT
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    • Selbyville, DE
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    • Miami, FL
    • Moore Haven, FL
    • Orlando, FL
    • Tallahassee, FL
    • Tampa, FL
    • Wimauma, FL
    • Zolfo Springs, FL
    • Athens, GA
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    • Bethlehem, GA
    • Buena Vista, GA
    • Camilla, GA
    • Canton, GA
    • Carnesville, GA
    • Carrollton, GA
    • Cartersville, GA
    • Claxton, GA
    • Cornelia, GA
    • Cumming, GA
    • Douglas, GA
    • Ellijay, GA
    • Gainesville, GA
    • Louisville, GA
    • Marietta, GA
    • Moultrie, GA
    • Murrayville, GA
    • Newnan, GA
    • Pendergrass, GA
    • Perry, GA
    • Pine Mountain Valley, GA
    • Sandersville, GA
    • Vienna, GA
    • Maite, GU
    • Tamuning, GU
    • Hilo, HI
    • Honolulu, HI
    • Kalaheo, HI
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    • Charles City, IA
    • Columbus Junction, IA
    • Denison, IA
    • Des Moines, IA
    • Estherville, IA
    • Hospers, IA
    • Iowa City, IA
    • Jewell, IA
    • Marshalltown, IA
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    • South Holland, IL
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    • Hobart, IN
    • Huntingburg, IN
    • La Porte, IN
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    • Logansport, IN
    • Memphis, IN
    • Mentone, IN
    • Milford, IN
    • Orland, IN
    • Vincennes, IN
    • Washington, IN
    • Arkansas City, KS
    • De Soto, KS
    • Dodge City, KS
    • Downs, KS
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    • Kingman, KS
    • Liberal, KS
    • Wellington, KS
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    • Alvaton, KY
    • Benton, KY
    • Bowling Green, KY
    • Cromwell, KY
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    • Monticello, KY
    • Robards, KY
    • Simpsonville, KY
    • Taylorsville, KY
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    • Farmerville, LA
    • Hammond, LA
    • Natchitoches, LA
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    • Hurlock, MD
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    • Salisbury, MD
    • Guilford, ME
    • Windham, ME
    • Buckley, MI
    • Caledonia, MI
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    • Detroit, MI
    • East Lansing, MI
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    • Flint, MI
    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • Hillsdale, MI
    • Holland, MI
    • Hudsonville, MI
    • Kalamazoo, MI
    • Middleville, MI
    • Plainwell, MI
    • Saranac, MI
    • Union City, MI
    • Wyoming, MI
    • Yale, MI
    • Austin, MN
    • Buffalo Lake, MN
    • Butterfield, MN
    • Cannon Falls, MN
    • Cold Spring, MN
    • Dawson, MN
    • Faribault, MN
    • Frazee, MN
    • Glencoe, MN
    • Lindstrom, MN
    • Long Prairie, MN
    • Marshall, MN
    • Melrose, MN
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Northfield, MN
    • Pelican Rapids, MN
    • Rochester, MN
    • Roseville, MN
    • Saint Cloud, MN
    • South Saint Paul, MN
    • Sturgeon Lake, MN
    • Thief River Falls, MN
    • Willmar, MN
    • Windom, MN
    • Worthington, MN
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    • California, MO
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    • Dexter, MO
    • Jackson, MO
    • Macon, MO
    • Maysville, MO
    • Milan, MO
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    • Noel, MO
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    • Saint Joseph, MO
    • Sedalia, MO
    • South West City, MO
    • Springfield, MO
    • Washington, MO
    • Saipan, Mariana Island, MP
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    • Canton, MS
    • Carthage, MS
    • Collins, MS
    • Forest, MS
    • Hattiesburg, MS
    • Hazlehurst, MS
    • Jackson, MS
    • Laurel, MS
    • Morton, MS
    • Moselle, MS
    • Ridgeland, MS
    • Sebastopol, MS
    • Summit, MS
    • Belgrade, MT
    • Billings, MT
    • Butte, MT
    • Columbus, MT
    • Great Falls, MT
    • Kalispell, MT
    • Sweet Grass, MT
    • Asheboro, NC
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Clinton, NC
    • Dobson, NC
    • Dudley, NC
    • Kinston, NC
    • Lewiston, NC
    • Lumber Bridge, NC
    • Marshville, NC
    • Monroe, NC
    • Morganton, NC
    • Morgantown, NC
    • Mount Olive, NC
    • Raeford, NC
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Rockingham, NC
    • Rose Hill, NC
    • Saint Pauls, NC
    • Sanford, NC
    • Siler City, NC
    • Tar Heel, NC
    • Teachey, NC
    • Warsaw, NC
    • Wilkesboro, NC
    • Wilson, NC
    • Winston-Salem, NC
    • Woodville, NC
    • Bismarck, ND
    • Fargo, ND
    • Luverne, ND
    • Minot, ND
    • New Rockford, ND
    • Columbus, NE
    • Crete, NE
    • Dakota City, NE
    • Fremont, NE
    • Gibbon, NE
    • Gordon, NE
    • Grand Island, NE
    • Hastings, NE
    • Lexington, NE
    • Lincoln, NE
    • Madison, NE
    • Omaha, NE
    • Schuyler, NE
    • Tecumseh, NE
    • Madbury, NH
    • Manchester, NH
    • North Haverhill, NH
    • Green Village, NJ
    • Newark, NJ
    • Norma, NJ
    • Paterson, NJ
    • Salem, NJ
    • Shrewsbury, NJ
    • Trenton, NJ
    • Vineland, NJ
    • Roswell, NM
    • Santa Fe, NM
    • Fallon, NV
    • Altamont, NY
    • Argyle, NY
    • Brasher Falls, NY
    • Brightwaters, NY
    • Canaseraga, NY
    • Croghan, NY
    • Monroe, NY
    • New York, NY
    • Newark Valley, NY
    • Ontario, NY
    • Rome, NY
    • South Fallsburg, NY
    • Stone Ridge, NY
    • Strykersville, NY
    • West Valley, NY
    • Whitehall, NY
    • Yaphank, NY
    • Bowling Green, OH
    • Canton, OH
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Columbus, OH
    • Creston, OH
    • Dayton, OH
    • Kidron, OH
    • Saint Henry, OH
    • Sandusky, OH
    • Wapakoneta, OH
    • Winesburg, OH
    • Xenia, OH
    • Broken Bow, OK
    • Guymon, OK
    • Heavener, OK
    • Jay, OK
    • Stillwater, OK
    • Dayton, OR
    • Elgin, OR
    • Eugene, OR
    • Klamath Falls, OR
    • Portland, OR
    • Springfield, OR
    • Birdsboro, PA
    • Bradenville, PA
    • Claysburg, PA
    • Dillsburg, PA
    • Fredericksburg, PA
    • Gilbert, PA
    • Girard, PA
    • Hamburg, PA
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    • Hegins, PA
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    • Loganton, PA
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    • New Oxford, PA
    • Philadelphia, PA
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    • Stevens, PA
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    • Wyalusing, PA
    • Zullinger, PA
    • Aibonito, PR
    • Arecibo, PR
    • Guaynabo, PR
    • Yauco, PR
    • Batesburg-Leesville, SC
    • Dillon, SC
    • Gaffney, SC
    • Greenville, SC
    • Greenwood, SC
    • Kingstree, SC
    • Newberry, SC
    • Sumter, SC
    • Ward, SC
    • West Columbia, SC
    • Aberdeen, SD
    • Howard, SD
    • Huron, SD
    • Marion, SD
    • Pierre, SD
    • Rapid City, SD
    • Sioux Falls, SD
    • Sturgis, SD
    • Yankton, SD
    • Brighton, TN
    • Chapel Hill, TN
    • Chattanooga, TN
    • College Grove, TN
    • Cookeville, TN
    • Greeneville, TN
    • Kodak, TN
    • Lenoir City, TN
    • Memphis, TN
    • Morristown, TN
    • Nashville, TN
    • Newbern, TN
    • Shelbyville, TN
    • Union City, TN
    • Amarillo, TX
    • Austin, TX
    • Booker, TX
    • Bryan, TX
    • Cactus, TX
    • Carthage, TX
    • Center, TX
    • College Station, TX
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    • Del Rio, TX
    • Devine, TX
    • Dublin, TX
    • El Paso, TX
    • Fort Hancock, TX
    • Fort Worth, TX
    • Friona, TX
    • Garland, TX
    • Goldthwaite, TX
    • Hereford, TX
    • Houston, TX
    • Lubbock, TX
    • Lufkin, TX
    • Malone, TX
    • Mineola, TX
    • Mission, TX
    • Mount Pleasant, TX
    • Nacogdoches, TX
    • Nixon, TX
    • San Angelo, TX
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Seguin, TX
    • Stephenville, TX
    • Waco, TX
    • Windthorst, TX
    • Draper, UT
    • Hyrum, UT
    • Lewiston, UT
    • Moroni, UT
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Accomac, VA
    • Bealeton, VA
    • Dayton, VA
    • Edinburg, VA
    • Glen Allen, VA
    • Harrisonburg, VA
    • Hinton, VA
    • New Market, VA
    • Richmond, VA
    • Smithfield, VA
    • Temperanceville, VA
    • Timberville, VA
    • Saint Croix, VI
    • Ferrisburg, VT
    • Blaine, WA
    • Colville, WA
    • Ferndale, WA
    • Kelso, WA
    • Moses Lake, WA
    • Mount Vernon, WA
    • Olympia, WA
    • Stanwood, WA
    • Toppenish, WA
    • Wallula, WA
    • Woodland, WA
    • Abbotsford, WI
    • Arcadia, WI
    • Barron, WI
    • Black Earth, WI
    • Curtiss, WI
    • Eau Claire, WI
    • Franklin, WI
    • Green Bay, WI
    • Madison, WI
    • Milwaukee, WI
    • Norwalk, WI
    • Plover, WI
    • Watertown, WI
    • Bridgeport, WV
    • Clarksburg, WV
    • Milton, WV
    • Moorefield, WV
    • Laramie County, WY