Recruitment Incentives: FSIS Public Health Veterinarian
Use this information along with the information on How to Apply: FSIS Public Health Veterinarian.
In select areas that are difficult to staff, a tiered recruitment incentive is available for up to three years.
The Office of Personnel Management has granted direct-hire authority to the Food Safety and Inspection Service for AP-03/04 Veterinary Medical Officer positions nationwide. There is a critical hiring need in severe shortage locations and these positions play an important role in protecting the nation's food supply. This authority is described in Section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and 5 CFR, part 337. Candidates under this announcement are not rated or ranked and individuals are not awarded preference for their status as a veteran. Applicants are still strongly encouraged to provide complete information about their job-related experience and education, as well as provide documentation related to veteran's preference.
Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual
FSIS is offering Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual as a recruitment incentive that will allow new employees to receive credit toward their annual leave (vacation) accrual for directly-related work performed either outside the federal government or during active duty in a uniformed service. This incentive is available for all newly-hired Public Health Veterinarians.