Location: Gainesville, FL
Salary: $15.00 to $19.50 / Per Hour
Deadline Date: 3/11/13
Job Summary: Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a temporary Pathways Internship Program appointment not-to-exceed September 30, 2013. The anticipated hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm weekly. This position is located in Veterinary Services.
The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.
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: To qualify, you MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants can qualify by meeting the EDUCATION requirements specified below and/or the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE requirements.
GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours of courses in the fields of: Zoology, Biology, Chemistry, or Agricultrual subjects from an accredited college or university. Desired majors include Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine.
TRANSCRIPTS are required.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5 GRADE LEVEL Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:
As a laborer, manager, or owner of a livestock ranch or farm involving direct work with livestock.
With livestock in a feed lot.
As an assistant to a veterinarian who works with livestock.
Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to:
Visits farms, garbage feeders, and others for the purpose of inspecting livestock to detect abnormal conditions which may indicate the presence of disease.
Collects and submits larvae and/or egg specimens having the possibility of being screwworms for laboratory examination.
Performs or supervises the testing, dipping, and spraying of livestock in connection with an eradication program.
Collects and submits ticks and mites for laboratory identification.
Inspects facilities and methods used to insure that they conform to the regulations.
Advises on proper sanitary procedures and assures their application.
Issues permits for movement of livestock.
Supervises and performs the disinfection of premises and vehicles used in the transportation of diseased or exposed livestock and poultry.
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