Veterinary Medical Officer (Clinical Care), NF-04

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    This position is located at Edwards Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility.

    Please note that this announcement has been closed and a new announcement has been opened as a standing register closing 12/31/2018. If you wish to apply, please click this link:

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    • Performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals.
    • Diagnoses animal health problems; vaccinates against diseases, such as distemper and rabies.
    • Medicates animals suffering from infections or illnesses
    • Treats and dresses wounds, seat fractures.
    • Performs surgery.
    • Advise owners about animal feeding, behavior, and breeding.
    • Issues health certificates.
    • Performs and interprets laboratory findings.
    • Maintains health records and prepares reports as necessary.
    • Includes other related duties as assigned. (ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THIS POSITION ARE OUTLINED IN PD #20409.)

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0701 Veterinary Medical Science

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Direct Deposit, valid social security card and photo ID are required prior to entrance on duty.
    • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
    • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
    • A one year probationary period may be required
    • Must not have an aversion to animals, blood, bodily fluids, animal tissues, strong odors, needles, or sharp instruments.
    • Satisfactorily complete a physical examination (to include all mandated immunizations to work in a veterinary environment) prior to entrance on duty.
    • Long periods of standing, restraining, kneeling, reaching and sitting, etc.
    • Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks to include a Tier 1 or higher investigation if required depending by location.
    • Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
    • Ability to work occasional Saturdays for special events - as needed by management.
    • If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433 dated Aug 2016) is required prior to entrance on duty.

    Minimum Requirements:
    1) Possess a degree of 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).
    2) Possess a state license to practice veterinary medicine (may be a valid state license from any US state).
    3) Ability to lift 40lbs and endure long periods of standing, restraining, kneeling, reaching and sitting, etc.

    Best Qualified Criteria:
    1) Possess active United States Department of Agriculture/ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) accreditation.

    Possess a degree of 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).

    Unofficial college/university transcripts may be uploaded for initial qualification screening. Official transcripts must be provided prior to time of hire.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    Additional information

    Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

    Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

    Salary is pro-rated based on a 40 hour work week. Hourly salary is $35.94 to $40.73.

    Work schedule to be determined after hire. No TDY, shift work, or holidays.

    Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Highly Preferred, Conditions of Employment and Integrity.

    ** Qualified Preference-eligible candidates (i.e. Veteran Preference) meeting the highly preferred criteria will be referred to management first.

    If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and meet the highly preferred criteria will be referred to management.

    Lastly, if no selection was made off of the previous lists, management may make selections for candidates meeting the minimum qualifications only.**

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Applicable

    Drug test required

  • Required Documents
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    The following documents must be submitted with your application:
    • State License (Required), DA 3433, DA 3434 USDA/APHIS Certificate, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, other employment documents
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Optional: Our Job Application (DA Form 3433 dated Aug 2016) will accepted in place of a Resume (Note to applicants: Please include name and contact information for at least two (2) professional references in your resume and/or DA Form 3433 (Dated Aug 2016) application when applying for jobs.)

    The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • State License (Required), DA 3433, DA 3434 USDA/APHIS Certificate, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, other employment documents
    • Resume
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
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    You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

    Electronically (preferred): at and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)10258422

    Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement. If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 4:00pm EST (Monday -Thursday) or 3:00pm EST (Friday) on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.
    Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

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    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

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U.S. Army Medical Command
Full time
Edwards AFB, CA, US