United States Food and Drug Administration,
Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM),
Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE),
is seeking an Interdisciplinary Scientist GS-12/13 (Biologist, GS-401;
Microbiologist, GS-403; Ecologist, GS-408; Toxicologist, GS-415; Physical
Scientist, GS-1301; Chemist, GS-1320) as an environmental science reviewer
for the Environmental Assessment Team. The Team evaluates new animal drugs
for environmental safety and on the basis of the evaluation recommends
approval or refusal to approve the use of new animal drugs for proposed uses
and conditions of use. The incumbent will provide expert evaluation of
environmental fate and effects studies, data derived from the studies and
environmental risk assessments developed to show the environmental safety of
veterinary products. Applies knowledge of pertinent environmental laws and
regulations, knowledge of standardized environmental testing methods, and
knowledge of environmental risk assessment methods. Determines the adequacy
of test methods relative to applicable standards, the validity of the tests
for the intended purpose, strength and weaknesses of the methods and
interpretation of the results for determining the risk to the environment.
Initiates and develops new, or revises existing, study protocols and risk
assessment criteria in order to address relevant problems which arise in the
course of conducting the environmental risk assessment of veterinary
products. Interacts with scientific, technical and regulatory experts in the
Center, FDA, other government agencies, such as US EPA and states, the
regulated industry, trade associations and academia. Vacancy # FDA-04020 for
STATUS government candidates, vacancy #FDA 0-0110 for NON-STATUS government
candidates. Graduates of foreign colleges/universities must provide proof of
U.S. education equivalency certification. This position is a permanent
Career or Career-Conditional Appointment open to All Sources, i.e., status
and non-status candidates. The salary range for GS-12 is $51,204 - $66,564
and GS-13 is $60,890 - $79,155 and is commensurate with experience. To
receive a faxed copy of this announcement call FAXBACK at (301) 827-4287.
For further information please contact Vernelle Dewberry at (301) 827-1592.
All applications will receive equal consideration without regard to race,
origin, color, religion, sex, disability, or any other non-merit factor.
U.S. Citizenship required. All vacancy announcements can be viewed on the
Internet at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a9.htm. Please review vacancy
announcement for qualifications. This vacancy closes on May 22, 2000. FDA is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a smoke free environment.