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Job Title:  Animal Health Technician
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  NCNAFFR13852993

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$9.75 to $13.00 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
NF-0704-02
POSITION INFORMATION:
Intermittent - Intermittent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
02
DUTY LOCATIONS:
2 vacancies in the following location:
Newport, RI United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-U.S. 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 Newport Vet Clinic. 1 doctor practice that provides wellness exams, vaccination appointments, and minor sick call. No surgeries are performed at this clinic. The clinic is reopening after over one year of only providing once per month walk-in clinic days, so there is great opportunity to be a creative, proactive team member as we begin rebuilding. Seeking energetic, hardworking, self- starter who is prepared to hit the ground running to turn this clinic into a profitable business. Must have excellent client communication skills, be punctual and reliable, and yet flexible and willing to adjust to potential schedule fluctuations during the initial reopening phase. Duties include: perform physical exams, administer vaccines, draw blood, restrain animals, prepare blood/urine/feces/ear swabs for in-house examination or outside laboratory, deliver lab samples for pick-up. The clinic is recently renovated with 3 exam rooms and a large pharmacy/laboratory area, located directly on the water at Naval Station Newport.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required

DUTIES:

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Assists veterinary personnel in providing care, management, treatment, and sanitary conditions for animals in a veterinary treatment facility. Positions and restrains animals for examination and treatment. Obtains medical history from owners or other responsible individuals. Measures and records animals' weight, temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate. Performs general physical examination of animals to detect obvious abnormalities and records and reports results to the veterinarian. Collects, preserves, and prepares blood, urine, feces, skin scrapings, postmortem tissue specimens, etc., for shipment and/or laboratory examination. Performs routine diagnostic laboratory tests (e.g., fecal smears and flotations, urinalyses, blood counts, etc.) and records results. Prepares animal for surgery as directed and functions as scrub assistant during aseptic surgical procedures. Administers oral, topical, and parenteral medications, treatments, and immunizations as directed by the veterinarian. Provides owner/handler with prescribed medications and treatment instructions. Provides emergency treatment as required. Annotates appropriate information in animal records and maintains them as required. Performs a variety of administrative and clerical functions. Utilizes office automation program for the daily operation of the clinic. Answers the telephone and schedules appointments in the appropriate time slots for vaccinations, sick call, and surgery. Greets and receives clients. Initiates, maintains, and files animal health records. Receives and processes Government of Japan Quarantine paperwork. Calculates charges and receives monies from clients. Maintains an accurate accountability of all monies and completes daily activity reports. Responds to customer inquiries and concerns, providing general information. Directs animal health questions to the veterinarian. Assists in inventory control and ordering as directed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Qualifications

Work experience demonstrating ability to assist veterinary personnel in providing care to animals.

Work experience demonstrating ability to restrain animals for examination and/or treatment.

Work experience demonstrating ability to perform general physical examinations of animals to detect abnormalities.

Work experience demonstrating ability to perform routine diagnostic laboratory tests (e.g. fecal smears, flotations, urinalyses, blood counts, etc.)

Work experience demonstrating ability to utilize office automation program for the daily operation of a veterinary clinic.

 

Highly Preferred Criteria

Possess experience using veterinary practice management software (i.e. AVImark).

 

Best Qualified Criteria

Possess previous experience as a Veterinary Technician 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. Ability to work Saturday shifts is required.

5. A pre-employment physical will need to be favorably completed prior to entrance on duty.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:  Minimum Qualifications, Highly Preferred Criteria, Best Qualified 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.

 

Applicants who indicate they are not able to work the weekend shifts will be ineligible for consideration as you do not meet the conditions of employment.

 

Please Note: Potentially more vacancies may be received during the recruitment period. In these situations, more than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. If more than one resume/application is submitted, the most recent submission will be used to determine qualification requirements.


BENEFITS:

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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

 


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 852993

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 (Spouse 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 is not on your sponsor’s orders, a copy of the marriage certificate must also be submitted to verify your preference eligibility.

 

- Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must 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:
Newport Veterinary Treatment Facility
1255 Whipple St
Newport, RI
02840
United States

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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