Record #: 3155

Veterinary Practice Information:

Daniel Grause
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Job Description:

 Interdisciplinary-Biological Scientist/Veterinary Medical Officer Summary This position serves as a Veterinary Biologics Specialist at the Center for Veterinary Biologics, you will be responsible for an established number of veterinary biologics producers and importers, for biologics inspection and control activities required by the enforcement of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and the pursuant rules and regulations. Duties 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: Plans, organizes, and coordinates biologics program activities for a variety of vaccines, bacterins, antiserums, toxoids, diagnostics, transgenic plants and other biologics. Schedules, organizes, and conducts in-plant inspections of facilities, production methods, records and testing procedures. Reviews, analyzes, and screens manufacturing and testing reports, requests for manufacturing, testing/marketing exceptions, outlines of methods of production/testing, and research data. Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with APHIS laboratory and staff personnel and with management officials and scientists representing biologics establishments. Organizes and coordinates investigations associated with field adverse events, or the marketing of veterinary biologics. Coordinates the investigation of alleged or suspected violations of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act or regulations by persons other than licensees or permittees. Prepares and presents technical and general informational talks and training presentations on biologics program activities. 
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 Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen or US National. Individuals who were born male after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check. Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served. Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at Testing Designated Position: Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use. Work is performed in an office, in biologics manufacturing plants and testing laboratories, in animal holding areas (caged areas, pens, lots, hatcheries and farms) and plots for transgenic plants and feed mills. Work involves much standing and walking, and is sometimes performed in unusually cold or warm environments. Approximately one-third of work time is spent in travel status. Immunization against diseases being studied which are transmissible to humans may be required. Criminal Justice Information Services database check required for work involving Biological Select Agents and Toxins. 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. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Veterinary Medical Officer (0701): outlined in the "Education" section below. Veterinary Medical Officer (0701) FOR THE GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants who meet the basic requirements as outlined in the "Education" section below qualify for this grade level. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Biological Scientist (0401) Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: post high school education with courses equivalent to a major, which is defined as 24 semester/36 quarter hours, in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position, PLUS appropriate experience or additional course work. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above. Biological Scientist (0401) FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-9 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Preparing, reviewing, or testing biologics utilizing the pursuant rules and regulations of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act. Authoring operating procedures, audits, manufacturing records or inspection reports. Performing audits or inspections. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in microbiology, animal science, biological sciences, or related disciplines Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified. You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE 0401 SERIES GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. 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 0701 SERIES 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. Graduates of foreign veterinary medical programs must submit test results with their application. Results of more than one test or testing session cannot be combined to meet the standard. Waiver Provision: English language proficiency assessments may be waived for qualified job applicants whose native language is English (i.e., the official or common language of an individuals country of birth is English) who submit a diploma or other official documentation as proof of graduation from a high (secondary) school where the entire curriculum and educational programs were taught in the English language for the entire 3 or 4 years of full-time attendance. 
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Species Percentages:

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


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Date job was submitted:    7/22/2022 

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