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    If selected for this job, the incumbent will serve as Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) for Animal Care with geographic responsibility for the compliance and enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act, within the assigned counties and/or states.

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    • 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:
    • Schedules and performs all pre-licensing inspections, routine periodic inspections, deficiency follow-up inspections, and special investigations.
    • Conducts thorough review of animals within all types of facilities covered under the Animal Welfare Act, ensuring compliance based on a broad range of factors.
    • Consults with and assists Supervisory Animal Care Specialists,, National Enforcement Coordinators, and Investigators in evaluating program effectiveness, solving problems and developing cases of alleged violations.
    • Enforces the Horse Protection Act when inspecting horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions (as assigned).
    • Speaks on Animal Welfare program activities at veterinary colleges, national and state meetings of veterinarians, and local, state, and national organizations.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel for work assignments will be required, and will decrease to 25% or less (on average) after the initial training period.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577968900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.