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Veterinary Medical Officer

Food and Drug Administration, Washington, United States
Employer Description
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. At CVM, we are

responsible for regulating food, food additives, drugs, and devices for millions of pets and food-producing animals. As a high-performance

organization, we strive for leadership, innovation, and excellence across all operations, occupations, and grade levels. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents. Beginyour career with CVM today.

Job Description
This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration, with multiple locations throughout the U.S. and its territories.

See the sections below for more details on the duties & qualifications for this position.

Job Requirements
In order be eligible for the position of Veterinary Medical Officer, (GS-0701-11/12/13), you must meet the following requirements: BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER (VMO)

Meeting the basic requirements qualifies applicants for the GS-11 level. Have a 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). (Refer to http://www.avma.org for a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools) OR a graduate of a foreign veterinary medical school that was not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (refer to AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org for information about schools in this category) but meet one of the following requirements:

-1- proof of certification of 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 American Veterinary Medical Association 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). ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VMO, GS-0701-12:

Have one year of professional experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes applying laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to veterinary medicine; and providing scientific and regulatory recommendations on veterinary laws, regulations, laboratory practices, or protocols. If qualifying based on experience, this experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience.

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. (Must submit transcripts to support dual degree.)

OR

Have a successfully completed two years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. (Must submit supporting documentation.) ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR VMO, GS-0701-13:

Have one year of progressively responsible professional experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes applying laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to veterinary medicine; providing scientific and regulatory recommendations on veterinary laws, regulations, laboratory practices, or protocols; and analyzing, interpreting, and advising on scientific documents, technical data, and opinions related to veterinary medicine. If qualifying based on experience, this experience must be reflected in your resume. Volunteer experience can also be used as qualifying experience.

OR

Have a Ph.D. 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. (Must submit transcripts.)

OR

Have successfully completed three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position.

OR Have a Board Certification that is recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) which certify eligible candidates as specialists in specific veterinary medical fields. Veterinarians who successfully complete all requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization may qualify for the GS-13 grade level. Such specialties may include, but are not limited to veterinary toxicology, laboratory animal medicine, poultry veterinary medicine, theriogenology, veterinary anesthesiology, veterinary behaviorists, veterinary clinical pharmacology, veterinary dermatology, veterinary emergency and critical care, veterinary internal medicine, veterinary microbiology, veterinary nutrition, veterinary ophthalmology, veterinary pathology, veterinary preventive medicine, veterinary radiology, veterinary medicine, and veterinary dentistry. The above list of specialty areas for board certification should not be used for parenthetical titles or official job titles unless authorized by the classification standard for the 0701 occupational series. (Must submit supporting documentation.) NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 04/21/2020. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/549273800

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
21 October 2019
CLOSES
21 April 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
69581 – 128920
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Veterinary Science/Medicine