Animal Program Oversight Specialist
U.S. Army Medical Command

Fort Detrick, Maryland
No longer open

Term NTE 5 Years - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 18, 2016 ()
    Close: April 22, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: NEBB162117241676607D
  • Organization Details
    U.S. Army Medical Command
    Department of the Army
  • Salary Information
    $64,650.00 - $100,736.00 Per Year
    8% below average

    Pay Band: DJ-1801-03/03
  • Who Can Apply?
    United States Citizens
Position Summary

About the Position: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command. Our vision is to deliver the best medical solutions, for today and tomorrow, to enhance, protect and treat the war fighter on point for the Nation. To achieve that vision, USAMRMC employs military, civilian, and contractor personnel that are assigned to the headquarters and subordinate units. The officers, enlisted service members, and civilian workforce provide a wide variety of medical, scientific, technical expertise. Many of these personnel are among the most respected and knowledgeable specialist in their fields. USAMRMC's world-class reputation is the direct result of the outstanding leadership, work ethic, and selfless service of its highly talented workforce. Please visit our website The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project (PDP). The DJ-03 payband is equivalent to the GS-11 step 1 to GS-12 step 10 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees earning a salary that falls within this payband equivalent, will not receive an immediate pay increase (promotion) if appointed to this position. Future pay increases within the payband will be accomplished through the pay for performance management system. This is a contingent (TERM) appointment, NTE 5 years. Individuals selected for this term position may be eligible for conversion to career-conditional appointment at a later date. To be converted, the employee must (1) have been selected for the contingent position under competitive procedures, (2) must have served 2 years of substantially continuous service in the contingent appointment, (3) be selected under merit promotion procedures for the permanent position, and (4) have a current rating of "B" or better. Employees hired for more than one year, under the contingent employee appointment authority are given term appointments in the competitive service for no longer than five years. The MRMC Commander is authorized to extend a contingent/term appointment one additional year. Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Experience reviewing protocols to ensure the use of animals is in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines (2) Experience conducting assessments of animal care and use programs (3) Experience communicating both orally and in writing regarding animal use protocol actions and assessment results (4) Experience recording animal use review data into a database. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DJ-02 / GS-09).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of Animal Use Laws, Regulations, Guidelines, and Protocols
2. Skill in Reviewing Animal Use Protocols for Compliance
3. Skill in Communication

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., if related


A combination of directly related education above the graduate level and experience to qualify. I have computed the percentages by dividing my total months of qualifying experience by 12 and I have divided my graduate level of education beyond the 2nd year by 18. I have added the percentages and the total equals at least 100 percent. 


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Background Investigation
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel may be required 10% of the time
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Provide expert review of research protocols involving the use of animals to ensure regulatory compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines such as Department of Defense Instruction 3216.01 and Army Regulation 40-33.

Conduct onsite assessments of animal care and use programs at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories and non-DoD institutions conducting DoD funded research

Interact clearly and professionally in both oral and written communication with investigators, funding agency representatives, and facility staffs to convey recommendations, requirements, and/or questions regarding animal work

Ensure all protocol review actions and data are entered into a record database

Serve as an informational resource on animal use issues for administrative staff as well as office customers


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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