Animal Care (AC) announces the opening of 9 Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) vacancies, GS-0701-11/12, in USAjobs. We provide national leadership in (1) the humane treatment of animals covered by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), (2) the elimination of soring and promotion of fair competition at events covered by the Horse Protection Act (HPA), and (3) the safety and well-being of pets and other animals during disasters. These Permanent, Career/Career-Conditional positions are located under the Animal Welfare Operations unit. Vacancies are geographically dispersed throughout the United States (US). The vacancy announcement opens today, December 17, 2018 and closes on Friday, December 20, 2018. A list of duties, locations, # of vacancies, and URLs have been provided below.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Schedules and performs of all pre-licensing inspections, routine periodic inspections, deficiency follow-up inspections, and special investigations.
Conducts a thorough review of animals within all types of facilities covered under the Animal Welfare Act, ensuring compliance based on a broad range of factors.
Enforces the Horse Protection Act when inspecting horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions (as assigned).
Develops and recommends new procedures and practices for properly and efficiently enforcing the Acts.
Serves as a liaison between the Agency and the general public.
These vacancies are advertised as Case Exam; all US Citizens are eligible to apply. Please visit the links below for more information regarding qualifications and the application process.
Animal Care is a program under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Our purpose is to:
• Ensure the humane treatment of animals covered by the Animal Welfare Act
• Eliminate soring and promote fair competition at events covered by the Horse Protection Act
• Provide national leadership on the safety and well-being of pets and other animals in disasters
We employ around 200 civil servants located around the United States, including veterinary medical officers and specialists who have expertise with marine mammals, exotic cats, and nonhuman primates. To achieve this purpose, each employee works to build relationships with and services for the regulated community, partners, and stakeholders, and to promote the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of our program. We do this by providing:
• Excellent customer service;
• Learning opportunities to support humane animal care and use;
• Quality inspections and guidance to support the regulated community in understanding the regulatory
• Assistance for regulated faci...lities seeking personalized help with compliance challenges and for people and
animals in disasters.