Record #: 3286

Veterinary Practice Information:

Name:
Lucia Lee
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Practice Name:
Center for Veterinary Medicine/FDA
Address:
12225 Wilkins Ave
City:
Rockville    
State:
MD
Country:
USA
Zip Code:
20850
Telephone:
240-402-5654
EMail:
lucia.lee1@fda.hhs.gov

Job Description:
 

Objective:
 This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Research. The mission of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is to protect human and animal health. GS-12 Provides clinical support for animals used in research activities and assists in technical procedures, surgical procedures, postoperative care, and the use of anesthetics and analgesics for animals. Provides guidance on surgical and postoperative measures. Engages in collaborative discussions with other scientists on the development and implementation of the techniques used by a clinical care veterinarian. Maintains a working knowledge of current topics, technological advances, and alternative methods in the field of veterinary science and regulatory veterinary science. GS-13 Works with Principal Investigators, Staff Scientists, and Animal Care Staff in technical procedures, surgical procedures, postoperative care, and the use of anesthetics and analgesics for animals. Provides veterinary medical support and advice to researchers who are performing research with animals. Maintains working knowledge of current topics, technological advances, and alternative methods in the field of veterinary science and regulatory veterinary science. Engages in collaborative discussion with other scientists on the development and implementation of the techniques used by a clinical care veterinarian. 
Training Required:
 The position of Veterinary Medical Officer falls under the 0701 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 03/09/2023. Basic Requirements: Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701 A. Degree: 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). OR B. Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must meet one of the following requirements: 1. Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). 2.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). 3. 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 AVMA Council on Education. Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's 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). 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: 1. 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; 2. 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 3. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band. Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements described above, applicants must also meet either the specialized experience, education, Residency/post Graduate Training Program, or Board Certification requirements as stated below. GS-12: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: Providing veterinary medical care to a broad range of species such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats or poultry; AND Researching regulations, laws, and guidelines impacting the care and medical treatment of research animals. OR Have a Master's degree in an area of specialization, including but not limited to, animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or sciences related to the work of a veterinary medical officer position. OR Have successfully completed two years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. GS-13: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: Providing advice and guidance on regulations, laws, and guidelines impacting the care and medical treatment of research animals; AND Providing veterinary medical care to a broad range of species such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats and poultry. OR Have a Ph.D. in animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or related sciences. OR Have successfully completed three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. OR Have successfully completed all requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization. Additional Position Requirements: The incumbent must have a valid license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Maryland. 
Experience Desired:
 The position of Veterinary Medical Officer falls under the 0701 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 03/09/2023. Basic Requirements: Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701 A. Degree: 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). OR B. Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must meet one of the following requirements: 1. Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). 2.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). 3. 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 AVMA Council on Education. Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's 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). 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: 1. 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; 2. 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 3. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band. Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements described above, applicants must also meet either the specialized experience, education, Residency/post Graduate Training Program, or Board Certification requirements as stated below. GS-12: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: Providing veterinary medical care to a broad range of species such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats or poultry; AND Researching regulations, laws, and guidelines impacting the care and medical treatment of research animals. OR Have a Master's degree in an area of specialization, including but not limited to, animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or sciences related to the work of a veterinary medical officer position. OR Have successfully completed two years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. GS-13: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in complexity to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: Providing advice and guidance on regulations, laws, and guidelines impacting the care and medical treatment of research animals; AND Providing veterinary medical care to a broad range of species such as cattle, swine, sheep, goats and poultry. OR Have a Ph.D. in animal science, avian medicine, food safety, infectious diseases, veterinary clinical sciences, pathobiology, biomedical sciences, veterinary anatomy, veterinary preventive medicine, comparative biological sciences, epidemiology, veterinary parasitology, molecular veterinary biosciences, public health, microbiology, pathology, immunology, laboratory animal medicine, toxicology, wildlife, zoological animal medicine, or related sciences. OR Have successfully completed three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. OR Have successfully completed all requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization. Additional Position Requirements: The incumbent must have a valid license to practice Veterinary Medicine in Maryland. 
Salary:
 $94,199 - $145,617 per year 
Benefits:
 Please see announcement 

Species Percentages:
 

Beef:  5 Dairy:  65  Swine:  5  Small Ruminants:  10 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  5  Exotics:  10  Small Animals:  0 

Environment:

Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 Facilities: Office, building, equipment, government vehicles 
Other Personnel :  Attending veterinarian, clinical veterinarian, animal care staff, research staff 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 Research supporting the FDAs mission 
Practice Area:  Multiple buildings and pastures in suburban Maryland. 

Date job was submitted:    3/2/2023 


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