Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Paid Summer Positions for US Citizens

I know midterms are next week, but these are some great paid opportunities to consider and apply for before the March 11th deadline!!

Cheers,
Jeremy Redmond
SGU SCAVMA President 

To all veterinary students:

Please find below 9 summer student trainee positions with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  There are 5 field positions, 3 staff positions, a position in Ames, Iowa and one in Fort Collins.
PLEASE NOTE THESE VACANCIES ARE ONLY OPEN FOR A WEEK UNTIL MARCH 11, 2013.
A few important reminders:

  • Only US citizens may apply
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • I recommend that students print out the instructions on what is mandated for the application and cross off each requirement as it is completed.  Each year students do not even qualify for an application review because their submissions are incomplete.
  • The individual urls to apply for each position are listed directly under the position heading
  • It would be very helpful to include a cover letter with each application.  The cover letter should provide your available dates (e.g., when your finish with school and when you need to go back) and a brief description of your interests and objectives.
  • Veterinary students are encouraged to apply for the National Scrapie Program Staff  position even if they do not have a Master's degree.
  • PLEASE NOTE THESE VACANCIES ARE ONLY OPEN FOR A WEEK UNTIL MARCH 11, 2013.



Linda
Linda A. Detwiler, DVM
Clinical Professor
Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
phone:732-580-9391
fax: 732-741-7751
email: ldetwiler@belle-terre.com






Student Position with the National Scrapie Program Staff
  To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338883700

Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:  PATHVS-2013-0029
SALARY RANGE: $24.74 to $32.16 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE September 30, 2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Riverdale, MD, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.



DUTIES:
Duties may include but are not limited to:
·         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.

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Student Position with the National Animal Health Emergency Staff
To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338721200

Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0025
SALARY RANGE: $20.22 to $26.29 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE September 30, 2013.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Riverdale, MD, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.



DUTIES:
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Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Receives varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities conducted by Veterinary Services.
  • Performs general support work related to the regulatory process of program management.
  • Gathers information and collects data.
  • Verifies data, and conducts tracking, coding, and entry.
  • Reviews documents and conducts literature searches.
  • Coordinates projects of a limited nature.
  • Conducts elementary statistical, quantitative, or qualitative analyses and produces preliminary reports.



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Student Field Position: Florida
To apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338899500

Job Title:Student Trainee (Animal Health Technician)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0031
SALARY RANGE: $15.00 to $19.50 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE September 30, 2013.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
05
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Gainesville, FL, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.




DUTIES:


Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Visits farms, garbage feeders, and others for the purpose of inspecting livestock to detect abnormal conditions which may indicate the presence of disease.
  • 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.
  • Inspects facilities and methods used to insure that they conform to the regulations.
  • Advises on proper sanitary procedures and assures their application.
  • Issues permits for movement of livestock.
    Supervises and performs the disinfection of premises and vehicles used in the transportation of diseased or exposed livestock and poultry.

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Student Field Position: Ohio
To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338380000

Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0013
SALARY RANGE: $15.40 to $20.02 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE 09/30/2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
05
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Pickerington, OH, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.




DUTIES:
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  • The veterinary trainee receives varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities conducted by Veterinary Services.  This work experience will provide an understanding of the organization’s functions and responsibilities, as well as an opportunity to apply knowledge gained as a student to the activities being conducted by Veterinary Services.
  • In the veterinary field environment, the student performs veterinary technician assistance work and observes and/or performs testing and identification activities for such programs as Animal Welfare, brucellosis, tuberculosis, and hog cholera.

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Student Field Position:  Wyoming

To Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338911700


Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0032
SALARY RANGE: $15.00 to $19.50 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE 09/30/2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
05
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Cheyenne, WY, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.


DUTIES:
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  • The veterinary trainee receives varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities conducted by Veterinary Services.  This work experience will provide an understanding of the organization’s functions and responsibilities, as well as an opportunity to apply knowledge gained as a student to the activities being conducted by Veterinary Services.
  • In the veterinary field environment, the student performs veterinary technician assistance work and observes and/or performs testing and identification activities for such programs as Animal Welfare, brucellosis, tuberculosis, and hog cholera.

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Student Field Position: Oklahoma
To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338888200

Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0030
SALARY RANGE: $18.59 to $24.16 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE 09/30/2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Oklahoma City, OK, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.


DUTIES:
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  • The veterinary trainee receives varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities conducted by Veterinary Services.
  • In the veterinary field environment, the student performs veterinary technician assistance work and observes and/or performs testing and identification activities for such programs as Animal Welfare, brucellosis, tuberculosis, and hog cholera.  In this capacity, the incumbent performs tasks such as contacts owners to schedule testing, identifies animals to be tested by attaching serially numbered tag to right ear and record tag numbers and animal descriptions on blood test record forms, draws blood samples for laboratory testing, brands reactor animals, and assists in supervising disinfection and cleaning of infected premises.
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Student Field Position: California


To Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338565600

Job Title:Student Trainee (Veterinary Medicine)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0021
SALARY RANGE: $20.70 to $26.92 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0799-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE 09/30/2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Hawthorne, CA, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.



DUTIES:
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  • The veterinary trainee receives varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities conducted by Veterinary Services.
  • In the veterinary field environment, the student performs veterinary technician assistance work and observes and/or performs testing and identification activities for such programs as Animal Welfare, brucellosis, tuberculosis, and hog cholera.  In this capacity, the incumbent performs tasks such as contacts owners to schedule testing, identifies animals to be tested by attaching serially numbered tag to right ear and record tag numbers and animal descriptions on blood test record forms, draws blood samples for laboratory testing, brands reactor animals, and assists in supervising disinfection and cleaning of infected premises.
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Student Position: Biological Science (Ames, Iowa)

To Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338636300

Job Title:Student Trainee (Biological Science)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0023
SALARY RANGE: $13.41 to $17.43 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0499-04
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE September 30, 2013.
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
04
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Ames, IA, US
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis.


DUTIES:
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Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Assists in preparing primary cultures of growing cells from tissues, preparing and testing media for cell cultures, and more.
  • Orders glassware, reagents, and supplies in order to maintain stocks for daily use.
  • Sub-cultures cell line or primary cells for the establishment of clones with characteristics needed for performance of specified tests.
  • Operates a variety of laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, incubators, pipetting devises, cell counters, and cryogen.
  • Helps maintain a safe work environment and conducts all work in a safe and orderly manner.


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Student Program Assistant: Fort Collins, CO

To Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338678400

Job Title:Student Trainee (Program Assistant)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Job Announcement Number:PATHVS-2013-0024
SALARY RANGE: $16.10 to $20.93 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 04, 2013 to Monday, March 18, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0399-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time - Pathways Internship Program - NTE September 30, 2013
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
05
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Fort Collins, CO, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.




DUTIES:


Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Gathers and assembles relevant technical materials and program data.
  • Reviews requests for information and gathers information from files and records, and follows up with staff.
  • Maintains a variety of files and records with responsibility for properly filing materials by subject matter.
  • Inputs, retrieves, and/or consolidates animal health data into a computerized database.
  • Assists in the planning and support of meetings, conferences and/or trainings.
  • Provides general clerical support and assistance to professional and/or managerial staff.

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