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Grade: 04
* 1.GS-4 - Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I possess at least six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience in work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work: 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; as an Animal Welfare Inspector; as an assistant to a veterinarian who works with livestock.
  2. I have successfully completed two full years of education above high school that included at least 12 semester hours of courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects.
  3. I possess a combination of general and specialized experience in work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement and post high school education including courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects which together meets the requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: 05
* 1.GS-5 - Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service in work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement. To view examples of qualifying specialized experience please click here: GS-5 Specialized Experience Examples
  2. I have successfully completed four full years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours of courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and post high school education including at least 24 semester hours of courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects which together meets the requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: 06
* 1.GS-6 - Choose the one answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service in work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement. To view examples of qualifying specialized experience please click here: GS-6 Specialized Experience Examples
  2. I have successfully completed at least nine (9) semester hours of related graduate education such as those described in the qualifying graduate courses listed below.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Qualifying Graduate Courses Include:
  • Agribusiness, agricultural chemistry, agricultural development, agricultural economics, agricultural education, animal breeding, animal genetics, animal health, animal nutrition, animal physiology, animal products, animal reproduction, animal science, animal toxicology, animal welfare, biological and agricultural engineering, beef cattle production, dairy herd management, dairy marketing, equine production, farm management, feeding management, meat science, physiology of lactation, poultry science, ruminant nutrition, swine production, and wildlife and fisheries sciences.


  • Grade: 07
    * 1.GS-7 - Choose the one answer that best describes your experience.
    1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service in work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement. To view examples of qualifying specialized experience please click here: GS-7 Specialized Experience Examples
    2. I have successfully completed at least eighteen (18) semester hours of related graduate education such as those described in the qualifying graduate courses listed below.
    3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that together meet the requirements for this position.
    4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


    Qualifying Graduate Courses Include:
  • Agribusiness, agricultural chemistry, agricultural development, agricultural economics, agricultural education, animal breeding, animal genetics, animal health, animal nutrition, animal physiology, animal products, animal reproduction, animal science, animal toxicology, animal welfare, biological and agricultural engineering, beef cattle production, dairy herd management, dairy marketing, equine production, farm management, feeding management, meat science, physiology of lactation, poultry science, ruminant nutrition, swine production, and wildlife and fisheries sciences.


  • 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.


    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.

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


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


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


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


    8.I currently possess a state veterinary technician license.
    1. Yes
    2. No


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


    10.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


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


    12.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


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


    14.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


    15.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


    16.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.


    17.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.


    18.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


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


    20.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


    21.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


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


    23.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


    24.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


    25.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.


    26.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.


    27.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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