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    Summary

    If selected, you will be working within an assigned geographic area as an entry level Veterinary Medical Officer within Veterinary Services (VS), Field Operations (FiOps) to promote animal health through disease detection and diagnosis, analysis, control, eradication, and prevention. Your work regarding the health status and disease potential of animals and their products and by-products may affect state-federal disease control programs nationwide.

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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:
    • Develop and revise medical, program, and inspection procedures to safely and securely handle animals exposed to contagious diseases and properly release or quarantine animals with disease risks.
    • Inspect animals for evidence of disease conditions, assess health status, diagnose clinical symptoms of suspect animals, advise avenues for seeking treatment, and recommend preventive care.
    • Inspect animals, facilities, and records for compliance with federal laws related to animal health and welfare.
    • Certify the health of animals and their by-products to be exported to other countries.
    • Collaborate with local, state, and federal officials with similar responsibilities involving the oversight of animal health and welfare.
    • Evaluate animal health program operations that are experiencing herd or flock disease problems to determine solutions needed to adjust veterinary medical or program procedures.

    Travel Required

    50% 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/568613800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.