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    Summary

    ***CLOSE DATE EXTENDED TO 10/19/2018***

    This position is part of the Pacific Region Fish Health Program. As a Veterinary Medical Officer, you will be responsible for maintaining the health of fish on national and tribal fish hatcheries. You will also address health concerns in wild aquatic animals that may sometimes include species other than fish. For more information about the Pacific Region Fish Health Centers, visit their website at http://www.fws.gov/pacific/fisheries/fishhealth/.

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    Responsibilities

    • Improve husbandry methods and biosecurity in order to prevent disease outbreaks affecting aquatic species; inspect and monitor fish health; determine cause of disease outbreaks on federal and partner hatcheries; develop strategies to mitigate disease impact.
    • Oversee disease treatments in aquatic animals, recommend and monitor treatment; conduct fish necropsies, and identify microscopic fish parasites.
    • Contribute to the development of regional fish health policies; provide technical advice to field managers and partners; prepare reports and detailed case histories.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511555400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.