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    Summary

    As a Veterinary Medical Officer for the National Veterinary Services Laboratories you will be responsible for organizing, directing, managing and providing scientific leadership and guidance in the detection, characterization and typing of Mycobacterium and Brucella speciesin support of the National Tuberculosis Eradication Program and the National Brucellosis Eradication Program.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Organizes and directs the identification process for the detection and characterization of mycobacteria, Brucella, and animal genotyping including tissue matching, and scrapie susceptibility.
    • Conducts various tests and determines the identification of each isolated organism by analyzing data acquired from cellular and colonial morphology, biochemical tests, and molecular methods.
    • Conducts developmental activities designed to improve the diagnostic capability of the Mycobacteria and Brucella section.
    • Advises others on program matters involving (a) interpreting laboratory test results, (b) principles relating to the eradication of animal diseases, and (c) use of tuberculin and Brucella vaccines.
    • Coordinates references, evaluates and interprets scientific and diagnostic reports, data and conclusions pertaining to animal disease eradication procedures.
    • Plans, organizes and provides training to state, Federal and university personnel at USDA sponsored training courses on the isolation and identification of mycobacteria and Brucella.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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