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    Summary

    If selected, you will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the epidemiological delivery system, including animal health monitoring, disease surveillance, risk assessment, and response to emerging issues. You will work closely with staff veterinarians, animal health technicians, state officials, statisticians, and economists in the field application of epidemiological principles in the control and eradication of domestic and exotic diseases of livestock and poultry.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Formulates long range plans with respect to the application of epidemiological methodology.
    • Provides uniform and accurate application of national standards for the monitoring, surveillance, detection, diagnosis, and disposition of disease for the livestock and poultry industries.
    • Develops, recommends and assists with animal health monitoring, disease surveillance, risk assessment, and disease control and eradication policies among the various program activities.
    • Analyzes animal health data, submits written reports on epidemiological findings, and presents reports to governmental partners, livestock organizations, and other individuals and groups.
    • Provides expertise in forecasting anticipated occurrences and levels and location of diseases and provides assistance in the eradication of disease and improvement of health in food animals.
    • Monitors, evaluates, and provides direction and guidance to laboratory support programs and personnel, as well as to field personnel.
    • Provides training to field personnel in basic and specialized applications of epidemiology and related databases in the detection, control, and eradication of diseases of livestock and poultry.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531276800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.