The Veterinarian Technician is a member of a field veterinarian and veterinarian technician team responsible for the overall canine health of canines supporting the Department of State Explosive Detection Canine teams. The technician will report to the Veterinarian. Performance locations will be OCONUS in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized. Required Skills
Minimum Position Requirements
•Shall possess or be able to obtain a minimum SECRET level clearance. •Shall have an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology or a current Veterinary Technician Certificate from an accredited university. •Shall have a minimum experience of two (2) years in a private practice or the military. •Shall have a minimum experience of two (2) years in working independently and decision-making in canine medical emergencies, combat-related injuries preferred. •Shall have knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo (this includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods). •Shall have a minimum experience of two (2) years in maintaining canine health records and canine international health certificates •Shall have experience with a microchip program that scans, reads and tracks canines •Shall be willing to live and work in conflict/combat areas or similar hazardous environments.
Position Duties •Examine animals to detect nature of diseases or injuries. •Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medical, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing emergency/stabilizing surgery. •Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper. •Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis. •Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images •Advise handlers regarding sanitary, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals. •Educate handlers/trainers about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. •Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals. •Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations. •Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and maintaining business records •Inspect and test animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases. •Plan and execute animal nutrition and reproduction programs. •Inspect animal housing to determine cleanliness and adequacy Required Experience OTHER REQUIREMENTS: •Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License •Must have a current U.S. Passport. •Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA. •Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English. •Work hours are based on a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply. •Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation or Secret clearance conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. •Shall Attend a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI-Iraq contract. Training may include: Combat First Aid, Weapons, Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery. •Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software. •Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: •Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client •No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger. •Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq and Afghanistan is required by surface or air. •The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.
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