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Job Title:Animal Caretaker

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCNAFFR12794798

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$8.51 to $9.93 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 to Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

NA-5048-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent - Intermittent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Hood, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Flex 00 position at the Ft. Hood Veterinary Treatment Center. Incumbent provides care of all animals, mostly dogs and cats but can include pocket pets (hamsters, gerbils, etc) and horses that are kept at the stray animal facility. Performs work according to established methods or follows special instructions. Responsible for keeping kennels and premises in a clean and sanitary condition, and for the security and welfare of all animals. Provides food and water for all animals. Responsible for the correct identity and quantities of various foods for each animal following specified or special schedule. Exercises animals by turning out or walking on a leash as required, or following a specific schedule. Observes animals to be continually aware of appearance, behavioral or health changes, takes corrective action and informs management, veterinarian personnel or owner as necessary. May administer medication to animals as prescribed by the Veterinarian. May assist in restraining an animal if needed. Cleans and sanitizes kennels, and common areas on a regular basis to assure clean and sanitary conditions at all times Provides adequate and correct storage of food, bedding and supplies. Maintains an adequate supply of food, bedding and supplies on hand. Reports major repairs, and assures adequate corrective action.Provides adequate security at all times for animals and premises. And other duties as assigned.Works outside and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions. Inside work often exposes animal caretakers to unpleasant odors and noises. Personal protection equipment may be required to be worn. Exposed to dirt, dust, and height. Subject to cuts, bruises, kicks, electric shock, bites, scratches and ticks from animals.

Employees in Flexible positions can be scheduled between 00 to 39 hours per week depending on management may occasionally require evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required

DUTIES:

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Receives and shelters animals brought to the veterinarian clinic for treatment, temporary care or disposal. Observes animals and notifies supervisor of abnormal appearance. Feeds animals taking care to measure food portions according to feeding instructions. Keeps records on animals in the facility. Assists other workers to restrain and treat animals. Cleans and disinfects animal feeding utensils and pen areas. Maintains stock of cleaning materials and other items used. Mows grass and cleans yard of animal litter. Clears drains in runs. Empties garbage. May be required to operate a motor vehicle to transport supplies and laboratory samples.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must:

1. Be physically able to lift and carry heavy items weighing over 70 pounds.

2. Stand and walk for long periods of time.

3. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's permit.

4. Be able to follow complex written instructions.

5. Be able to maintain animal care records.

6. Must be able to occasionally work weekends.

 

Best Qualified Criteria: Experience working in a Veterinary Clinic or equivalent.


 

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.

 

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to recognize obvious changes to the normal appearance and activities of animals. Ability to handle animals and clean work areas.

 

Responsibility: Performs assigned tasks independently.

 

 Physical Effort: Frequently lift and carry items and animals weighing over 70 pounds. Moderate effort is required to operate power washing and mowing equipment.

 

Working Conditions: Exposed to unpleasant odors and noises, animal bites, scratches and contagious diseases. May he required to wear protective equipment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:  Minimum Qualifications, Best Qualified Criteria, Knowledge and Skill in Animal Care Taking, Knowledge of Cleaning Kennel Facilities, Communication and Teamwork Skills.

 

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.


BENEFITS:

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Flexible positions do not entitle an employee to Army NAF Benefits.

 

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

 

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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: https://applicationmanager.gov/. 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 794798

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

 

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

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other (Sponsors Orders, Marriage Certificate, DA Form 3434)
   ·SF-50

 

- 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!

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Army Ft Sam Houston NAF HRO
Phone: (210)221-0639
Email: USARMY.JBSA.HQDA-CPAC.MBX.NAF@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Fort Hood Veterinary Treatment Facility
80th and Engineer Drive
Bldg 4909
Ft Hood, TX
76544

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

NCNAFFR12794798

Control Number:

332815200