Status: Full-time position
Location: Riverdale, MD
Salary: $24.74 to $32.16 / Per Hour
Deadline Date: 3/11/13
Job Summary: Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a temporary Pathways Internship Program appointment not-to-exceed September 30, 2013. This position is located in Veterinary Services.
The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people.
Qualifications: To qualify, you MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants can qualify by meeting the EDUCATION requirements specified below and/or the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE requirements.
GS-9: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree in zoology, biology, chemistry, agricultural fields, or other closely-related education.
TRANSCRIPTS are required.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9 GRADE LEVEL Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level in the Federal Service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to:
Collecting and analyzing data;
Presenting information to peers and/or the public; and
Using word processing, presentation, and database software.
Duties: Will produce a strategic plan for implementing new innovations in surveillance for the National Scrapie Eradication Program (NSEP).
Communicates with the American Association of Small Ruminant Veterinarians (AASRP) about the NSEP and its program of submitting heads from found dead and euthanized sheep and goats to the scrapie sample collection facility in Remington, IN.
Communicates with Category II accredited veterinarians about the NSEP and its program of submitting heads.
Works with the VS National Surveillance Unit and NSEP staff to develop a flock level sampling strategy.
Develops a sampling strategy that identifies and targets under sampled areas within states, using the NSU zip code analysis when done by NSU and the State of New York.
Communicates with key stakeholders.
Assists NSEP with the transition to the revised Scrapie Flock Certification Program.
Presents written strategic plan to the NSEP coordinator by the conclusion of the appointment.
For more information on this position and how to apply please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338883700