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    Summary

    If selected, you will be responsible for the full range of disease diagnosis, control, eradication, and animal health and care activities within specified counties and states. Your work with Veterinary Services (VS), Field Operations (FIOPS), may significantly 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:
    • Conducting evaluations of animal health program operations that are experiencing disease problems to determine solutions needed in the form of veterinary medical or program procedural modifications.
    • Planning, coordinating, adapting, and modifying medical and program procedures to deal with animals, aquatic species, birds, and poultry infected with or exposed to contagious diseases.
    • Developing and recommending new procedures and practices for properly releasing, retaining, or quarantining problem animals.
    • Inspecting and examining animals, aquatic species, birds, and poultry for evidence of disease conditions and for the probable causes and effects.
    • Diagnosing the clinical symptoms of suspect herds and flocks to identify the specific disease.
    • Advising producer to seek treatment of diseases animals, and recommending preventive care that can be taken.
    • Certifying the health of livestock, poultry, aquatic species, and their byproducts to be exported to other countries.
    • Supervising subordinates less than 25% of the time including, but not limited to, monitoring work, providing advice, evaluating performance, initiating awards, and authorizing leave approval.

    Travel Required

    25% 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/613717100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.