Status: Full-time position
Location: Laredo, TX
Job Summary: The incumbent is responsible for the performance of duties in connection with one major animal disease control and/or eradication program, such as brucellosis eradication, tuberculosis eradication, scabies eradication, poultry disease control and eradication, tick eradication, or screw/worm eradication.
Incumbent will be required as an essential function to travel and work both in and outside of the United States in the performance of assigned duties.
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months.
Qualifications: Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
For the GS-05 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience that may have been obtained in the private or public sectors which demonstrates: As a laborer, manager, or owner of a livestock ranch or farm involving direct work with livestock, With livestock in a feed lot, As a Livestock Market Inspector or Animal Welfare Inspector, As an assistant to a veterinarian who works with livestock OR A full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours of courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.
Duties: The duties may include, but are not limited to
Visits farms, garbage feeders, and others for the purpose of inspecting livestock.
Collects and submits larvae and/or egg specimens having the possibility of being screwworms for laboratory examination.
Performs or supervises the testing, dipping, and spraying of livestock in connection with an eradication program.
Collects and submits ticks and mites for laboratory identification.
Supervises and performs the disinfection of premises and vehicles used in the transportation of diseased or exposed livestock and poultry.
Enforces State and Federal laws and regulations.
Traces the origin of infected and exposed livestock and poultry.
Meets with and advises officials, farriers, and others with respect to the prohibitions and restrictions imposed by governing statutes and regulations.