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    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

    Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.

    This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (OIASI), with two vacancies in Silver Spring, MD and Pascagoula,MS.

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    As a Veterinary Medical Officer, you will perform the following duties:

    • Serves as a veterinarian in support of the NOAA Fisheries Seafood Inspection Program in the Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
    • Provides certification of regulatory compliance on exported fishery product shipments for receiving countries that require a U.S. government-employed veterinarian, including inspecting products and documents; and making determinations for approval.
    • Serves as a technical expert on aquatic animal health and seafood safety for episodic events such as oil spills and fish disease events.
    • Provides guidance to NOAA and other government affiliates regarding marine aquaculture fish health maintenance; biosecurity; disease and parasite control; and aquatic animal health issues relating to the export of seafood products and participation in international negotiations.
    • Evaluates chemical and microbial analysis results to provide certifications, attestations and support regulating export of seafood, marine animals and fisheries by-products; develops/modifies plans for federal interagency aquatic animal health activities and actions; ensures compliance with relevant veterinary regulations and laws.

    NOTE: These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZP-4, the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of domestic and foreign travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    4 - Full promotion potential ZP-4 If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555191400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.