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    Summary

    As an Animal Health Technician, you will be responsible for technical and specialized work involved in a variety of animal health programs within an assigned geographical area. If selected, you would work independently, at a variety of field locations geographically removed from the Veterinary Services, Field Operations offices.

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    Responsibilities

    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Assists Veterinary Medical Officers with inspection and testing of livestock, poultry, and other avian species on ranches, farms, auctions, markets, etc., to detect animal diseases and parasites.
    • Makes arrangements with livestock owners and independently draws blood samples from animals.
    • Supervises the livestock owner's cleaning and disinfection of vehicles and premises which may be contaminated by disease organisms.
    • Investigates reports of communicable diseases of livestock.
    • Provides program information regarding preventive measures to nearby livestock owners.
    • Supervises livestock owner's disposition of diseased animals.
    • Prepares certificates granting approval of movements of disease-free, infected, or exposed livestock.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    8

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540391100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.