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Job opening: Animal Health Technician (Animal Identification Coordinator)

Salary: $59 966 - 82 379 per year
Published at: Apr 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
If selected as an Animal Identification Coordinator, you will be assigned to Veterinary Services, Field Operations and will be responsible for identifying the herd of origin through the use of the animal identification program within an assigned geographic territory.


The duties may include, but are not limited to: Gather information from the various individuals and organizations that owned or handled the animals prior to their being identified as a reactors. Trace the movement of the animals back to the herd of origin. Review data to determine program effectiveness, to identify problem areas, and to detect trends or developments. Standardize the program, initiate measures to reach established program goals, and monitor all activities in support of the animal identification program. Explain to affected parties the requirements of the animal identification program and enlist their voluntary compliance through a better understanding of the program requirements. Observes/monitors contract or fee basis personnel to assure that they are performing work as agreed to in the contract or fee basis agreements. Periodically reviews inventory of supplies and equipment used in the animal identification programs to ensure sufficient inventory for effective program operation.


  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Individuals who were born male after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Valid state driver's license is required at the time of application.
  • Standing, walking, running, bending, crouching and is sometimes required to wear various types of protective clothing. At times, lifts weights up to 100 pounds.
  • Must work in hard hat areas, mud, slush, wind, snow, blood, swine, and cattle pens, slaughter plants, and is required to drive many hours at a time.
  • There is a high risk potential for exposure to unsafe working conditions and disease causing agents, some of which are highly contagious, infectious, and communicable to humans.
  • Special safety control coordination, bio-security, and bio-safety precautions must be exercised and followed at appropriate times.
  • Travel to field locations will be required; further, this position is subject to unscheduled overnight details of undetermined lengths in the event of animal health emergencies or other conditions requiring immediate response, as required.
  • Travel and work both in and outside of the United States in the performance of assigned duties is essential.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain an Official Government Passport for work outside the United States.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-08 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Proposing new or revised guidelines and procedures for standard use. Experience in the collection of biological samples from livestock and poultry and conducting testing as needed. Experience using biosecurity techniques, including cleaning and disinfection, to avoid potential disease spread. Documenting data and conclusions for formal reports. OR Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate level education leading to such a degree obtained from an accredited college or university. 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. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-09 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Please see above for education qualification requirement information.


  • Address Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service USDA APHIS MRPBS 250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 410 Minneapolis, MN 55401 US
  • Name: MRP Human Resources
  • Phone: 612-336-3227
  • Email: [email protected]