Applications are accepted through USAJOBS.GOV until: Nov 22nd, 2023 (Announcement number: ARS-DH24Y-12177764-EYM)
Participates in the planning and program development of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) vivarium research activities to ensure compliance with animal care and welfare.
Participates in clinical care of agricultural animals such as Dairy cattle, Swine, and Poultry.
Interprets and adapts research program and policy objectives for various complex and vital animal care and welfare program capabilities decisions.
Assists and serves as a backup to the Attending Veterinarian (AV) to outline work assignments, suggest procedures and methods to be employed, and review the work of the staff as required.
Ensures that a comprehensive preventative care program, including but not limited to routine health assessments, humane endpoints, nutrition (feed regimens), and biosecurity, is established.
Recognizes, plans, and ensures consistency in animal and facility training programs (e.g., proper husbandry procedures, animal restraint methods, sanitation and waste, animal handling, penning, and feeding, SOP training, etc.).
Performs physical examinations, uses diagnostic testing to determine pathological conditions and adequate medical care, prophylactic or therapeutic treatment, and surgical interventions (including pre/peri/postoperative care and anesthesia).
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Financial Disclosure is required.
Vaccine(s) is required.
Drug Test is Required.
Perform collateral duties as Safety Officer.
The candidate must have and maintain a current, valid Veterinary license from the State of Maryland that allows the practice of Veterinary Medicine and obtain and dispense drugs.
The candidate must obtain a Federally controlled substance permit through the Drug Enforcement Agency.