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Job Title:Animal Health Technician

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCNAFFR12800788

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$22,690.00 to $24,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012




Intermittent - Intermittent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Dyess AFB, TX United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Their mission is to provide military veterinary services in support of United States Army Medical Command and Department of Defense missions. The civilian function of the Veterinary Services is a supplemental mission which exists to assist soldiers and their families in the field of animal health and care.

This is a Flexible position at the Dyess AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF). We are looking for a friendly, hard working, team oriented individual that is willing to serve clients and learn about Veterinary Medicine. The job will include: preparing medical charts, checking in patients, taking vital signs, discussing pet health care topics with owners, administering medicines and vaccines, writing in patient medical charts, cleaning and organizing supplies, monitoring patients during anesthesia/surgery, perfoming dental cleanings, holding animals for procedures, taking x-rays, obtaining patient blood/urine/fecal samples, performing in-house diagnostic tests, conducting supply inventory counts. Employees in Flexible positions can be scheduled between 00 to 39 hours per week depending on management.


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required


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Incumbent actively participates in the management of the organization by performing a wide variety of clerical and administrative duties. Serves as the central point of contact for matters related to day-to-day operations under the general supervision of a veterinarian. Executes routine tasks without supervision. Work is checked for compliance with established procedures and regulations, veterinary instructions, and treatment of animals. Applies knowledge of the organization, its functions, and regulations to carry out a wide variety of administrative processes. Maintains the Veterinary Clinic's automated database. Responsible for the care of animals and the cleanliness of the facility per standard operating procedures, policies, regulations, and directives.

Observes animal's behavior, health, and appearance. Reports illness, disease, and injury to supervisor. Inspects animals for fleas, ticks, or other parasites and reports any cases as directed by the veterinarian. Feeds and waters the animals. Cleans and disinfects animal kennels and cages per the Animal Facility Policy. Assists or performs euthanasia as directed by the veterinarian and in accordance with humane AVMA guidelines. Takes temperature, vaccinates, de-worms, microchips, and examines stray animals for adoption or returning to owner as required. Administers treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian, such as oral medications, subcutaneous vaccinations or medications.

May perform venipuncture blood draws and run various laboratory tests as prescribed by the veterinarian. Operates a motor vehicle to pickup supplies, deliver packages, or animals as needed. Follows applicable safety rules and regulations. Duties involve moderate to heavy physical effort including lifting various items such as animals, feed, and supplies occasionally weighing up to 70 pounds. Moderate effort required in scrubbing, scraping, sanitizing kennels and operating power-washing equipment. Considerable standing, sitting, and walking for extended periods of time required. Bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing, grasping, reaching, and twisting are all required while performing these duties. Incumbent is subjected to noise, dust, odors, feces, urine, parasites, and blood. Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to hot, cold, and windy weather conditions. This incumbent must have the mental, physical, verbal, visual, and audio ability to perform the duties outlined in this job in both a safe and satisfactory manner.


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Highly Preferred Criteria: Possess experience working with Veterinary Practice Management Software (i.e. AVImark). And knowledge of basic medical veterinary terminology.

Conditions of employment:

1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

3. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.

4. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

5. Must be able to occasionally work weekends.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Highly Preferred Criteria, Skill in Veterinary Processes, Verbal Communication and Written Communication.


Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Applicants meeting the best qualified criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned with no selection.


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NAF Flexible employees are not eligible for participation in the Army NAF benefit plans.

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3


To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.


The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.


Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Please Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page using the following 800788

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


Please Note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless on number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.


Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


The following documents are required:


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Other (Sponsor Orders, Marriage Certificate, DA Form 3434)


- Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1).

- Questionnaire must be completed.

- Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent)required.

- PCS Orders for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required. If your name does not appear as a dependent on the PCS Orders, a copy of the marriage certificate must also be submitted.


Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!


Army Ft Sam Houston NAF HRO
Phone: (210)221-0639
Agency Information:
Dyess AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility
941 Louisiana Drive
Dyess AFB, TX


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for the position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility.

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