Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Posted
Nov 21, 2022
Closes
Nov 28, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating all aspects of animal program activities in order to meet long-range, urgent and unique requirements of programs for quality laboratory animals, laboratory support services, and targeted research.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of federal and state legislation affecting the use of animals in biomedical research and guides the Institute through compliance with federal and local regulatory controls regarding animal care and use.
  • Provide consultative services to DIR research investigators and the biomedical research community at large regarding selection of appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, genetics, disease, breeding, and environmental conditions.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure the health, welfare, and genetic integrity of laboratory animals.
  • Conceives, plans, conducts, and coordinates independent and collaborative studies that pertain to animal husbandry, disease diagnostics and treatment, mating systems, colony management, technical and surgical refinements, and environmental control.
  • Establish policies on management, administration, personnel actions, research and development, husbandry practices, record keeping, space allocation, sanitation, disease prevention and treatment.
  • Plans work and sets priorities for AP Sections; evaluates the performance of employees, approves leave, interviews candidates for AP positions, and makes hiring decisions. Hears complaints and resolves problems not resolved at lower levels.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education. Please provide transcripts.


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

Successfully completed the requirements for 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);
OR
Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have been certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL);
OR
Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have 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). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL);
OR
Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have proof that my education is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. This equivalency is established by an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college that has accepted my final transcript at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g. residency or graduate program). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Managing and operating a AAALAC accredited animal care program comprised of rodents and aquatic animals to include mastery of clinical medicine of rodent and aquatic species, provide budget oversite of program area, assist senior leaders in developing and implementing plans to support research priorities, advise biomedical researchers on the selection and appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, genetics, disease, breeding, and environmental conditions, mentor and supervise personnel including veterinary and administrative staff, exhibit positive and collegial interactions with staff at all levels and with scientific staff to promote and facilitate their research and scholarly contributions, and provide oversight of Public Health Service funded research to ensure compliance with all applicable PHS guidelines.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11682171

Education

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

Additional information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework (work from home on a regular basis or ad hoc basis but reports to the office at least once a week/two days a pay period), compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
  • This position is designated as an " emergency essential " position and the selected candidate will be considered an " emergency essential " employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
  • A one-year supervisory trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
  • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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