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Grade: 11
* 1.Basic Requirement - Choose the one answer that best describes your education.
  1. I have successfully obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree at a school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.
  2. I am a graduate of a foreign veterinary medical school which is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education who meets the requirements listed below under "Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools."
  3. I do not meet either of the requirements as described above.


Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools:
A. Education certification: Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must furnish proof of meeting one of the following requirements:
  1. Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).
  2. Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT).
  3. Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. An AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college must have accepted the final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program or training program (e.g., residency or graduate program).


B. English language proficiency: Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education must submit certification of successful completion of one of the nationally and internationally recognized examinations that assess English language proficiency, including:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Paper-based version minimum score is 560
    • Computer-based version minimum score is 220
    • Internet-based version minimum score is an overall score of 83 (including 26 or higher in speaking, 26 or higher in listening, and 17 or higher in writing).

    Applicants who took the computer-based or paper-based test versions must also have completed the Test of Spoken English (TSE) with a minimum score of 55 and the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.5.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with:
    • Overall band score of 7.0
    • Minimum score of 7.0 in speaking
    • Minimum score of 6.5 in listening
    • Minimum score of 6.0 in writing

  3. Canadian English Language Assessment (CAEL) with:
    • Minimum overall band score of 70
    • Minimum score of 60 in speaking
    • Minimum score of 60 in listening
    • Minimum score of 50 in writing


Proof of Meeting Basic Education Requirement - All Applicants
All applicants must submit documents listed under one of the following categories as proof of meeting the basic education requirement:
  • Copies of college transcripts (translated into English), or a comprehensive list of completed college courses that identifies:
    1. Each course;
    2. The college or university at which it was completed;
    3. The semester or quarter hours earned;
    4. The grade and grade points received; and
    5. Proof of meeting qualifications for graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools and proof of English language proficiency (if applicable).
  • A copy of a diploma conferring a DVM from an AVMA accredited institution


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that any correspondence necessary will be conducted via e-mail and sent to the e-mail address I provided in this application process. I must keep this e-mail address current.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I understand for information on the status of my application and the outcome of the application process, I (the applicant) must inquire through USAJOBS. No separate notification will be sent to me. To view the status of my application and the outcome of the application process, I must go to the USAJOBS website and log into My Account. Once in My Account I must enter the "Application Status" section of the website.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Has your work schedule been full-time, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, for every position listed on your resume or OF-612?
  1. Yes
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.In the space below, please list for all positions held: position title, employer, dates employed (MM/DD/YY) and work schedule (i.e., Full-Time (FT), Part-Time (PT), etc., and hrs/wk). Please list in order with current/most recent position first. Failure to provide all requested information may prevent us from giving credit for experience. (Example: 1. HR Asst, USDA/APHIS, 05/01/03 to Present, FT, 40 hrs/wk 2. Sales Associate, Target, 10/29/00 to 04/23/03, PT, 15 hrs/wk)

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 4.I am a graduate of a foreign veterinary medical program who qualifies for a waiver of the English language proficiency test requirement because the native language of my country of birth is English and I graduated from a high (secondary) school where the entire curriculum and educational programs were taught in English for the entire 3 or 4 years of attendance.
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please state the country in which you were born.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.

        BRANCHED: * 2.I understand that I will be required to submit a diploma or other documentation as proof of graduation from a qualifying secondary school before entering on duty, if selected.
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. No


We would appreciate your responses to the next series of questions; however, responses are not required to be considered for the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps. You may answer one or more of the questions. Responses to these questions will not affect your application. Your responses will allow for emergency contact and skills matching in the event of an emergency.

5.Please fill in the name of an emergency contact:
Maximum length of 250 characters.


6.Please fill in the phone number for your emergency contact:
Maximum length of 250 characters.


7.Please fill in the address for your emergency contact:
Maximum length of 250 characters.


8.Have you ever been a member of the NAHERC before?
  1. Yes
  2. No


9.I have received accreditation by the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP).
  1. Yes
  2. No


10.Please indicate date of accreditation.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


11.I currently possess a state license to practice veterinary medicine.
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Please list the state(s) in which you are licensed, as well as the date(s) of issuance.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


13.I am proficient in physically examining and/or inspecting the following animals to assess and diagnose their health, condition, and/or welfare:
  1. Poultry species
  2. Swine
  3. Sheep / goats
  4. Cattle
  5. Horses
  6. Equids
  7. Cervids
  8. Cats
  9. Dogs
  10. Aquatic species
  11. Exotic birds
  12. Wild birds/reptiles
  13. Research animals
  14. Laboratory animals
  15. Other (please specify in question below)
  16. None of the above


14.If you selected "Other", please specify the species, etc.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


15.I am proficient at diagnosing clinical signs and/or behavior indicative of the following animal infestations, conditions, or diseases:
  1. Avian Influenza
  2. Screwworm
  3. Brucellosis
  4. Johne's
  5. Foot and Mouth Disease
  6. Classical Swine Fever
  7. Tuberculosis/paratuberculosis
  8. Scabies
  9. Ticks (common and exotic) and mites
  10. Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE)
  11. Equine Infectious Anemia
  12. Ringworm/other fungi
  13. Bluetongue
  14. Lymphoma
  15. Other fungal/viral/bacterial diseases/infestations
  16. Ingestion of toxic substance(s)
  17. Abuse or neglect
  18. Poultry or poultry related diseases (Exotic Newcastle Disease, Avian Influenza, etc.)
  19. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
  20. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy related diseases (scrapie, chronic wasting disease, etc.)
  21. None of the above


16.I have conducted epidemiologic studies of the diseases of livestock, poultry, and/or other food animal species.
  1. Yes
  2. No


17.I am experienced at analyzing veterinary medical and technical data from field investigations, laboratory tests, and pathological examinations and correlating the data to assess the progress of animal disease eradication procedures and programs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


18.Which of the following epidemiological methods, techniques, and processes have you applied independently?
  1. Designing surveys
  2. Designing valid sampling plans including methods and procedures for data collection
  3. Conducting surveillance studies
  4. Identifying factors for statistical correlation
  5. Formulating and statistical testing of null hypotheses
  6. Expressing and reporting results at different levels of statistical confidence
  7. Defining populations and population dynamics
  8. Evaluating the existence and impact of biases in data collected for analysis
  9. Measuring disease frequency, associations, and potential impacts
  10. Defining risk factors and conducting risk assessments
  11. Publishing survey results for guidance and use by other professionals
  12. None of the above


19.From the following, select all of those which describe your experience and training performing laboratory testing to detect/diagnose diseases in bovine, porcine, equine, avian, wildlife, or exotic animal species?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received education and training performing laboratory testing to detect/diagnose diseases in animal species.
  3. I have performed laboratory testing to detect diseases in humans.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed laboratory testing to detect/diagnose diseases in animal species as a regular part of jobs I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing laboratory testing to detect/diagnose diseases in bovine, porcine, equine, avian, wildlife, or exotic animal species. I have conducted developmental projects that have resulted in significant finds that have been recognized by others in the scientific community.


20.From the following, select all those which describe your participation in an animal health emergency disease task force?
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received professional education or training which has equipped me to contribute to an animal disease control task force.
  3. I have participated in directly related or similar animal disease control task forces.
  4. I have participated on an animal disease control task force as a regular part of jobs I have held.
  5. I have played a leadership role in the formation and administration of an interagency task force involving various federal/state agencies and/or other public and animal health organizations to coordinate animal disease management actions and/or communications related to disease control and surveillance.


21.I have received incident management training in the following areas:
  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2. Respirator fittings
  3. Biosecurity protocols
  4. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) compliance
  5. Other
  6. None of the above


22.If you selected other, please identify the other incident management training you have received.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


23.I have interpreted and applied regulations, instructions, and procedures from the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety Health Administration, and other agencies concerning the proper use and disposal of biologics, pesticides, and/or other biohazards and chemicals.
  1. Yes
  2. No


24.Which of the following Incident Command System (ICS) modules have you completed?
  1. ICS 100: Introduction to ICS
  2. ICS 200: Basic ICS
  3. ICS 300: Intermediate ICS
  4. ICS 400: Advanced ICS
  5. Other emergency management training
  6. Other
  7. None of the above


25.If you selected other, please identify the other ICS training you have completed.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


26.I am proficient at using computer technology to support the following:
  1. Designing, developing, and applying scientific analysis models
  2. Designing, developing, and applying risk assessment models
  3. Conducting tests to draw statistical inferences about the significance of correlated factors
  4. Data sampling, collection, recording, and control
  5. Designing databases and relational data elements
  6. Populating databases, data mining, correlation, and reporting
  7. Applying epidemiological processes and techniques to the development and evaluation of biologics
  8. Other epidemiological analysis or survey functions
  9. None of the above


27.Which of the following languages are you capable of speaking, writing or using?
  1. Spanish
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Russian
  5. Japanese
  6. Chinese / Mandarin
  7. American Sign Language (ASL)
  8. Other non-English language(s)
  9. None of the above


28.If you selected other, please list the languages you can speak, write or use, as well as your level of proficiency (limited experience, moderate experience, fluent). If you selected any languages above, please indicate your level of proficiency with those selected languages.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


29.Which of the following best describes your proficiency in the Spanish language?
  1. I am unable to speak Spanish.
  2. I have a basic understanding of Spanish and can speak and interpret some words.
  3. I am fluent at speaking Spanish.


30.How did you hear about the NAHERC?
  1. APHIS Recruiting
  2. Advertising or Article
  3. Brochure
  4. Professional Meeting
  5. Referral
  6. Website
  7. Other


Thank you for completing an application to be considered for the NAHERC roster. You are two steps away from completing the entire process. We greatly appreciate your willingness to apply to be a part of the NAHERC.





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