Status: Full-time position
Location: Marianna, FL
Salary: $57,408.00 to $89,450.00
Deadline Date: 2/6/13
Job Summary: Typical assignments involve, but are not limited to 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 persistent or recurrent 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 diseased animals, and recommending preventive care that can be taken; and certifying the health of livestock, poultry, aquatic species, and their by-products to be exported to other countries.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people.
Qualifications: 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). The AVMA web site has a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools. AVMA web site: http://www.avma.org OR
Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must meet one of the following requirements: (Refer to AVMA web site http://www.avma.org for information about schools in this category.)
Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG);
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
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).
Duties: Conducts evaluations of animal health program operations that are experiencing herd or flock disease problems to determine the solutions needed.
Follows up with site visits to ensure that accredited and state veterinarians observe the propriety of the certification of the health status of animals, aquatic species, birds, and poultry destined for intrastate, interstate or international shipments.
Reviews the health status and disease potential of animals, aquatic species, birds, or poultry, and their products and by products to be exported from or imported into the United States.
Conducts licensing inspection and monitors surveillance systems of establishments involved in handling restricted animals.
Analyzes veterinary medical and technical data from field investigations, laboratory tests, and pathological examinations. Applies recognized procedures in diagnosing a variety of domestic and foreign animal and poultry and aquatic diseases. Inspects livestock markets, vehicles, and abattoirs primarily for the effectiveness of disease prevention and control procedures in order to ensure that program requirements are being met.
Develops written reports or summaries of disease control and eradication, and animal health activities. Represents the Agency before public and private livestock groups and individuals for the purpose of promoting Veterinary Services programs in disease prevention.
May serve on an emergency disease eradication task force and may perform duties related to enforcement of veterinary biologics regulations within assigned section.
May supervise Animal Health Technicians and/or lower graded Veterinary Medical Officers assigned to the section.
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