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    This is a temporary promotion/detail Not-to-Exceed 1 year, which may be extended up to 4 years. The position may be converted to permanent without further competition.

    Serves as Associate Director of the National Animal Disease Center (NADC), Ames, IA. The incumbent shares with the Director in all phases of NADCs programs, operations, and activities. A specific responsibility of this position is to provide leadership for the research programs focusing on the facility operations as well as veterinary services and animal care to ensure optimum conditions for research initiatives.

    This position also carries responsibility for serving as the liaison with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the delivery and receipt of support services for the National Centers for Animal Health (NCAH).

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     Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    Provides expert advice on veterinary disease issues, trends, policies, procedures, and scientific and regulatory issues affecting National Animal Disease Center (NADC) programs, or national, or international veterinary and livestock professional associations.

    Responsible for overall supervision of the Animal Resources Unit which provides veterinary medical services, animal care and husbandry support services provided by the Attending Veterinarian, three clinical care veterinarians, a farm manager animal and additional support staff of animal caretakers, animal caretaker supervisors, a veterinary technician and an animal welfare compliance officer.

    Serves with the Director in the planning and program development of the overall research missions, goals, and policies, and shares in responsibility for similar requirements for NADC. This involves participating in the interpretation and adaptation of broad program and policy objectives, and a wide variety of difficult and important decisions regarding program capabilities in relation to resources availability.

    Serves as the NADC Responsible Official for a wide range of regulatory environmental permits and registrations associated with animal welfare and select agents. Oversees and ensures that NADC meets accreditation/certification for each of our environmental permits and licenses, and animal welfare accreditations that impact the acceptance of animal health research data.

    Required to pass DOJ background investigation for Select Agent usage.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP and VEOA eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; reinstatement eligibles; Individuals with Disabilities; certain military spouses; 30% or more disabled veterans; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

    Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503966600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.