Job Title:Animal Caretaker
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:NCNAFFR12794798
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|$8.51 to $9.93 / Per Hour|
|Tuesday, December 04, 2012 to Tuesday, December 11, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Intermittent - Intermittent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Hood, TX United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|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 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.
- Direct Deposit is required
- Social Security card is required