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Air Force Civilian Service Pope Afb, NC

Job Description


  • Serve as Laboratory Animal Medical Officer utilizes knowledge and understanding of Federal Law, the Animal Welfare act, DoD Directives, Installation Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines and responsibilities as well as local policies to develop animal use protocols, ensures protocols meet requirements of local IACUC
  • Plan, direct and participate in the care, treatment, and management of laboratory animals and other government-owned animals for emergency and combat medical training programs
  • Develop and conduct continuing education courses to maintain proficiency in animal handling, care and treatment
  • Provide professional guidance and support to help prevent and control those animal diseases or conditions that may be transmissible to humans and animals or may constitute a community health problem

Additional Information:
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-13 Target GS-14).


GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Examples of specialized experience are performing clinical investigations, in using investigational drugs/devices, in surgical training, and in medical readiness training; reporting on the conduct of research and training activities; insures compliance with all federal statutes governing human/animal research and requisite institutional approval procedures.

GS-14: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13: Examples of specialized experience includes organizing and exert oversight of all aspect of animal care and use, to include animal housing, medical care, surgical procedures and recovery. Scientific presentations before professional groups; publication of medical reports in professional journals or publications; participation in seminars, advisory/working groups, and research groups; mastery of clinical medicine; or other related activities that contribute to the advancement of veterinary medical science.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Advanced concepts, principles, practices, and methodology of veterinary medicine e, including planning and administrative technical oversight of animal facilities involved in broad-based biomedical research.
2. Knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, rules, and guidelines(e.g., the Animal Welfare Act, and Public Health Service Policy, DoD policies and Air Force policies on the humane use of animals in training and research, etc.)
3. Knowledge of, and skill in applying broad areas of veterinary medical science concepts, principles, and practices sufficient to use veterinary expertise in recommending decisions in cases of disputes or difficult situations or problems; evaluate and advise the regulated community regarding current regulatory guidance and procedures for the humane handling, husbandry, maintenance, transportation, and housing of animals
4. Ability to teach/train/mentor researchers, technicians, IACUC members, college students, and others in proper humane care and treatment of animals, performance of valid research, proper data analysis and publication of results.
5. Ability to supervise, direct, manage and communicate with personnel effectively so as to satisfactorily provide for their job related needs, and assure the best possible performance from each subordinate supervisor and employee through appropriate written and verbal feedback.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Position may require an appropriate security clearance


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Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Requisition 463222900
Located In Pope afb, NC
SOC Category 00-0000.00