Thursday, 10 September 2015

Staff Specialist

Job Announcement Number:
Location Name:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Department Of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Occupation Code:
Pay Plan:
Appointment Duration:
Opening Date:
Friday, September 11, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Job Status:
$51,947.00 to $67,528.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
09 to 09
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
Current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may also apply to Merit Promotion announcement 6VS-APHIS-MA-2015-1399. Science, Technology and Analysis Services brings together the VS science centers that provide: diagnostic capability and capacity; regulatory activities related to the approval and monitoring of veterinary biologics; and scientific analysis expertise for addressing animal and public health related issues. It provides a solid scientific and technical foundation to link the multiple disciplines needed to support VS in meeting its mission responsibilities. STAS is comprised of three Centers and the Office of STAS Interagency Coordination, each with a unique, yet compatible, mission to safeguard animal and public health. Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health To promote and safeguard U.S. agriculture by providing timely and accurate information and analysis about animal health and veterinary public health. Center for Veterinary Biologics To implement the provisions of the Virus-Serum Toxin Act to ensure that veterinary biologics available for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of animal diseases are pure, safe, potent, and effective. National Veterinary Services Laboratories To safeguard U.S. animal health and contribute to public health by ensuring that timely and accurate laboratory support is provided by a nationwide animal health diagnostic system. Office of STAS Interagency Coordination - To coordinate interagency activities related to STAS and VS missions. The Office of STAS Interagency Coordination is responsible for integrating and coordinating animal health issues related to VS science and technology capabilities. The position is responsible for performing staff analytical and evaluative duties in support of the Associate Deputy Administrator and Executive Director of STAS, as well as the STAS Leadership Team in its goal of providing efficient and effective service to the stakeholders of VS. The incumbent demonstrates an awareness of equal opportunity and civil rights policies and procedures. APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response
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