Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-12

Vacancy ID: 866461   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-866461   USAJOBS Control Number: 340603300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your education related to this position.

A. I possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA). (Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must refer to for requirements).
B. My education is not reflected in choice A above.

2. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience, education, or training related to this position.

A. I have one year of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes planning and conducting research in food producing animals. (experience must be reflected in your resume)
B. I possess 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 of this dual degree to support this option)
C. I have successfully completed two years of an internship, residency program, or fellowship training program in a discipline related to the position. (must submit documentation to support this option)
D. My experience, education, or training is not reflected above.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Plan, coordinate, and conduct applied and basic research using large animal models and in vitro systems in support of current and evolving issues.

4. Develop and lead an independent research program.

5. Develop and/or utilize animal disease models to evaluate/confirm the safety and effectiveness of new and existing animal drugs in the target animal species.

6. Administer drug products, collecting samples and conducting physical examinations in large animals.

7. Develop analytical methods to support research studies.

8. Conduct in-depth scientific evaluations of highly technical data.

9. Develop and modify procedures to meet the goals of the research project.

10. Verify milk residue patterns from intramammary or other routes of drug administration.

11. Interact with scientists within an organization to identify and address specific scientific needs, as well as to support the mission.

12. Share results of completed studies with scientists within an organization through direct communication including briefings, meetings, seminars, etc.

13. Present scientific material at national and/or international meetings and conferences.

14. Write protocols in compliance with applicable Acts and Laws such as the Animal Welfare Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

15. Write scientific manuscripts for publication sharing results of completed studies.

16. Develop scientific reports, status reports, scientific evaluations or policy documents.

17. Develop and modify procedures to meet the goals of the research project.