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Forest Service Jobs – Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer

Website U.S. Forest Service

Job Description:

This Announcement is an open continuous announcement that is used to collect applications from applicants and fill vacant positions as they become available. When a request is received to fill a vacant Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) in a specific geographic location, a list of the best qualified applicants interested in that location, will be sent to the hiring manager for further consideration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and adapt the full range of meat and poultry inspection operations in slaughter and/or processing establishments;
  • Ensure establishments meet requirements of the Pathogen Reduction and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations;
  • Oversee consumer protection, non-food safety concerns such as proper labeling and packaging;
  • Serve as team leader who works with and supervises other public health professionals to ensure establishments under our jurisdiction comply with sanitation standards and properly implement systems that control hazards from entering the food supply;
  • Enforcing Federal meat and poultry inspection procedures prior to slaughter and throughout the entire process, including humane handling;
  • Conduct ante-mortem inspection, post-mortem inspection, processing, dispositions, transportation and distribution of meat, poultry, and egg products to markets and retail stores;
  • Consult with union officials, plant management and discusses with subordinates new or revised regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Maintain meaningful labor-management relationships with subordinates by representing and expressing managements viewpoints to daily communications;
  • Promote EEO and Safety principles/programs, trains subordinates, assign and review work, evaluate and rate performance, counsel employees on performance, resolve complaints and grievances, recommend disciplinary action as necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional degree.
  • DVM transcript must show your name, college name, and date degree awarded.
  • Travel is based on the position, please refer to the position specific information link (March Vacancy List) above in this announcement for location specific travel requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of one-year probationary period (unless prior service is creditable). And for supervisory positions, subject to satisfactory completion of one-year supervisory/managerial probation period (unless prior service is creditable).
  • Training As A Condition of Employment (TCOE).
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Qualification & Experience:

  • EXPERIENCE: Mastery of clinical medicine (veterinary practice experience); scientific presentations before professional groups; publication of medical reports in professional journals or publications; participation in seminars, advisory/working groups, and research groups; or other related activities that contribute to the advancement of veterinary medical science are positive indicators of the quality of an applicant’s experience. However, articles on the care of pets would not be considered professional publications or qualifying specialized experience.
  • EDUCATION: Master’s degree conferred from an accredited college, in an area of specialization; or successfully completed two years of an internship, Residency program or fellowship training program in a discipline related to this position. 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.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Forest Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Modesto, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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