Record #: 3071

Veterinary Practice Information:

Daniel Grause
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Practice Name:
1920 Dayton Avenue
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Job Description:

 Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE **** You MUST apply for position on using this link > Summary The NVSL Associate Director is responsible for collaborating in the overall planning, coordination, and direction of the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) at Ames, Iowa and FADDL laboratories. The NVSL is a multifaceted world standard laboratory in veterinary sciences and deals with many complex and life-threatening diseases and pathogens, both veterinary and human. The NVSL's scientists help solve impactful veterinary disease problems around the world. Duties The duties may include, but are not limited to: Provides scientific and managerial leadership in planning, organizing, and evaluating broad laboratory programs involving the diagnosis of diseases which threaten the nation's livestock resources nsert Major Duty/Responsibility Here Directs the establishment and maintenance of diagnostic reference centers for classification and identification of pathogenic agents and provides diagnostic reference assistance/consultation services Assists in the development of, and insures the uniform application of standards and criteria for evaluating laboratory program planning, results, and conclusions Directs the technical supervision and review of studies carried out by contracts and cooperative agreements with other governmental (state and federal) agencies or commercial concerns Directs the development and conduct of scientific training and outreach programs for State-Federal regulatory and diagnostic personnel via courses, on-the-job training, and training visits. Directs the preparation of scientific reports and manuscripts for publication and dissemination to animal disease regulatory organizations, the veterinary profession, and the public. Directs the development, standardization, and evaluation of new and improved procedures, techniques, and reagents used in the diagnosis of animal disease. 
Training Required:
 Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. All applicants must meet the Basic Requirement outlined in the Education section below. FOR THE GS-15 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Plans, organizes, and evaluates laboratory programs involving the diagnosis of animal diseases to protect the nation's livestock resources and potential impact to human health which include veterinary medical sciences and allied fields such as microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, virology, bacteriology, pathology, chemistry, toxicology, or a related scientific field. Providing leadership and guidance in a veterinary laboratory that has an impact on the production and marketing of domestic livestock and livestock trade with foreign countries including coordination of work for an organizational unit, effective use of diverse personnel, equipment, space, and funding, application of management policies and procedures, adaptability in times of change, and use of motivational techniques in work environment. Prepares written scientific reports, decision memorandums, and has interactions with internal staff as well as national and international entities to coordinate and collaborate on animal health issues, explain agency requirements as related to animal disease programs, and effectuate program policies to meet common goals and objectives. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required. This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified. this education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college or university. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education BASIC REQUIREMENT: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). The AVMA website has a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools. AVMA website: OR Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must meet one of the following requirements: a) Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); b) Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT); OR c) Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. An AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college must have accepted the final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g., residency or graduate program). In addition, graduates of foreign veterinary medical programs must also provide proof of proficiency in the English language by successfully completing one of the nationally and internationally recognized examinations that incorporate assessments of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Examples of examinations that assess mastery of the English language are shown below: a) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum scores for the TOEFL are 560 for the paper-based version; 220 for the computer-based version; or overall score of 83 for the internet-based version (including 26 or higher in speaking, 26 or higher in listening, and 17 or higher in writing). For the computer-based and paper-based test versions, applicants must also complete the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE). Minimum required scores are 55 for the TSE and 5.5 for the TWE. b) Academic tests (listening, writing, and speaking) offered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 7.0 in speaking, 6.5 in listening, and 6.0 in writing; OR c) Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 70, with at least 60 in speaking, 60 in listening, and 50 in writing. 
Experience Desired:
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 $131,539 - $171,001 per year 
 Healthcare, Dental, TSP, Retirement 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  10 Dairy:  10  Swine:  10  Small Ruminants:  10 
Equine:  20  Poultry:  20  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  20 


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Date job was submitted:    3/1/2022 

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