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This announcement is open to all US citizens. (Current and Former Federal employees may also apply to Merit Promotion announcement #6VS-2014-0112.) Permanent Full-Time The incumbent serves as Assistant District Director with responsibility for VS SPRS scientific and administrative programs and related activities for their assigned District. In this capacity the incumbent assists in directing the activities of cooperative and Federal programs and administrative personnel located throughout the District.
As a SPRS Assistant District Director, the incumbent supports the Agency's and Department's mission, goals, and objectives by leading scientific, administrative, and representational elements of the Federal and cooperative VS animal health initiatives within the assigned District.
APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response You must be a US Citizen or US National. Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service. The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
The incumbent assists the District Director in planning, organizing, and executing difficult and complex scientific and administrative programs designed to exclude, control, and/or eradicate infectious and communicable diseases, parasites, and disease vectors of livestock and poultry that are of major economic and public health significance.
In a team-based environment, the incumbent collaborates with other members of the District Management Team to implement activities in a District-wide manner. This includes organizing and leading teams within the District to carry out critical functions such as epidemiology services, animal disease traceability, emergency preparedness and coordination, etc.
The incumbent directs the activities of District Veterinary Medical Officers and other subordinates and cooperators who are concerned with the diagnosis of animal diseases, sanitary conditions, and the application of animal health procedures.
The incumbent assists the District Director in efforts to combat incursions and epidemics of foreign animal diseases through prompt detection, assessment of needs, and appropriate response. Helps develop and maintain a District-wide foreign animal disease prevention, detection, and response system that includes methods and strategies, logistics, controls, and resource needs. Participates in emergency disease eradication efforts outside the District when necessary, assuming managerial, supervisory or technical leadership responsibilities.
The incumbent develops and maintains cooperative relationships with State animal and public health officials, industry representatives, academics, accredited veterinarians, and other stakeholders concerned with the administration of cooperative animal health programs.
The incumbent supervises District Veterinary Medical Officers and other subordinate positions.
In conducting supervisory and managerial functions, the incumbent provides equal employment opportunities for all subordinates, applicants, and new hires.
The ADD conducts extensive educational and publicity programs and interprets the basic features of animal health programs for employees, animal owners, and the general public, and encourages State officials, legislators, organized livestock groups, and individual animal owners to participate to the fullest extent in animal health programs.
The ADD represents Veterinary Services within assigned areas of responsibility in important contacts with State, county, and localcivilauthorities;agriculturalresearchinstitutions;transportationofficials; public health officials; animal and poultry diagnostic laboratory officials; farm organizations; veterinary medical organizations; breed organizations; producers of livestock; other Federal agencies; and others interested in livestock disease programs.
The incumbent collaborates and coordinates with VS National Import and Export Services staff and others on VS import-export programs that include interpreting requirements, conducting inspections, issuing permits, and certifying the health status of animals or products.
BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: 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. Applicants who have successfully completed all the requirements for Diplomate status in an ABVS-recognized veterinary specialty organization should provide a copy of the certificate documenting the attainment of this status in order to qualify for the GS-13 grade level.
FOR THE GS-14 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
Developing staff members, including subordinate supervisors, by providing coaching, training, regular guidance and career development opportunities.
Making significant decisions or recommendations impacting public policies or programs.
Consulting and advising top level managers on a variety of complex veterinary issues.
(Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.)
TRANSCRIPTS are required. This position requires specific coursework or a degree in a specific field to be basically qualified. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. For more information on submitting transcripts, click: Transcripts
Special Conditions:
Satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
This position is designated a public trust position and is subject to satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of initial background investigation and reinvestigation as a condition of employment.
If you are appointed to a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to complete a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period.
We understand that accepting a position with Veterinary Services may require the need for spousal career placement assistance. To help you and your family make a successful career transition, Veterinary Services is dedicated to providing information on career placement assistance. Please visit the following web links for more information:


This position is subject to unscheduled overnight details of undetermined lengths in the event of animal health emergencies or other conditions requiring immediate response, as required by the Agency. (Extensive periods of time may be designated for overnight details.)
Individuals must be physically and mentally able to safely and efficiently perform the full-range of duties of the position without creating hazards to themselves or others.
Travel to field locations will be required; further, this position is subject to unscheduled overnight details of undetermined lengths in the event of animal health emergencies or other conditions requiring immediate response, as required by the Agency (extensive periods may be designated for overnight details).
The incumbent(s) of this position will be required as an essential function, to travel and work both in and outside of the US in the performance of assigned duties.
Direct Hire Authority has been granted government-wide for Veterinary Medical Officer positions due to a severe shortage of candidates. This authority permits hiring without regard to certain competitive requirements. Your application will be reviewed to confirm you possess the education and/or experience described in the qualifications section. The vacancy specific questions are to obtain more information about your experience relative to the job being filled. Your resume must support that you meet the specialized experience requirements described above and are proficient in the following skills or competencies below. _Please note you are not required to provide specific narrative responses to the skills and competencies described in this section._
Accountability
Conflict Management
Developing Others
Human Capital Management
Leveraging Diversity
Other Supervisory Competencies
General Veterinary and Microbiology Skills and Accomplishments
Ability to Diagnose and Treat Abnormal Animal, Livestock, Bird and Poultry Conditions and contagious Diseases
Knowledge of Animal Regulatory Requirements, Inspection, Diagnostic and Enforcement Techniques, Including Quarantine, Biologics and Importing/Exporting
Knowledge of the Animal Identification Program and Related Methods, Techniques and Procedures
Knowledge of and Skill in Animal Disease and Biologics Epidemiology
Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Attempts to falsify information; inflate your qualifications or providing inaccurate information on federal documents may be grounds to adjust your rating or to not select you. Errors, omissions or providing inaccurate information on federal documents may affect your eligibility. If selected providing inaccurate information on federal documents could also be grounds for dismissing you from the position/agency. Please follow all instructions carefully.
To preview questions please click here. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
1. 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 website has a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary medical schools. AVMA website: OR
2. 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 website for schools in this category.) a) Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); b) 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 US 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 c) 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).
In addition, 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: a) 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. b) 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 c) Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Applicants must achieve a minimum overall band score of 70, with at least 60 in speaking, 60 in listening, and 50 in writing.
Graduates of foreign veterinary medical programs must submit test results with their application. Results of more than one test or testing session cannot be combined to meet the standard. Waiver Provision: English language proficiency assessments may be waived for qualified job applicants whose native language is English (i.e., the official or common language of an individual''s country of birth is English) who submit a diploma or other official documentation as proof of graduation from a high (secondary) school where the entire curriculum and educational programs were taught in the English language for the entire 3 or 4 years of full-time attendance.
FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
Planning, prioritizing and managing animal health and animal traceability programs.
Locating and applying State and Federal laws, regulations, and procedures applicable to animal health and animal traceability programs.
Providing staff with leadership and direction to accomplish work and communicates sensitive, critical, and technical information in variety of situations
Demonstrating capability of holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: Successful completion of 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 other sciences related to the work of a veterinary medical officer position. Education must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Must submit transcripts if qualifying based on education. OR RESIDENCY/POST GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: Successful completion of three years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. Applicants should provide a certificate or letter documenting the completion of this program in order to qualify for the GS-13 grade level. OR
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin. The following instructions outline our application process.
You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Applying online is highly encouraged. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact our office during business hours well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages with supporting documents must be submitted no later than noon on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Step 1: Create a USAJOBS account (if you do not already have one) at . It is recommended that as part of your profile you set up automatic email notification to be informed when the status of your application changes. If you choose not to set up this automatic notification, then you will have to log into your USAJOBS account to check on the status of your application.
Step 2: Create a Resume with USAJOBS or upload a Resume into your USAJOBS account. You may want to customize your resume to ensure it documents duties and accomplishments you have gained that are directly related to this position in order to verify that qualifications are met. In addition, your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire (you may preview the online questionnaire by clicking on the link at the end of the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement).
Step 3: Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire and attach any additional documents that may be required. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. Simply log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.
You must submit a complete Application Package, prior to 11:59, ET, on the closing date of this announcement. The following documents must be submitted for your application package to be considered complete. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents are received within the required timeframes. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, system failure or downtime, etc. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience including the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment; and title, series and grade if applicable; 5) supervisors phone number and e-mail address for each work period listed and whether or not we may contact them for reference checks; and, 6) other qualifications.
College Transcripts are required. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if selected, an official college transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. All education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Foreign education must be evaluated by an approved organization. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at . All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if claiming Veterans' Preference. Veterans claiming 10 point preference must also submit a VA Letter and an SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
Other required documents may include:
English language proficiency results (see the Qualifications section pertaining to Foreign Education)
Diplomate certificate or certification of completion of a qualifying internship, residency, or Fellowship in veterinary medicine
CTAP/ICTAP: Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, or appropriate OPM/Agency certification; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position from which you will be separated.
If you set up your USAJOBS account to send automatic email notifications, you will receive an email acknowledging: 1) the submission of your online Occupational Questionnaire and resume was successful, 2) if you were referred to the selecting official for consideration, and 3) if you were selected or not selected. If you choose not to set up automatic email notifications, you must check your USAJOBS account for the latest status of your application. Your application may be reviewed to verify that you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position prior to issuing lists to a selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.
Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility to include your most recent performance appraisal, SF-50 showing the full performance level or career ladder of your current or previous position, and proof of eligibility such as a RIF separation notice or letter from OPM/your agency. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be considered well-qualified if achieving a rating of 85 or above. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: OPM''s Career Transition Resources website.
More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDA''s TARGET Center at (voice and TDD).
Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form 1-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS ''E-VERIFY'' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
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