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Job Title:Animal Health Technician

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCNAFFR13920575

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$22,810.00 to $24,522.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, July 02, 2013 to Sunday, July 07, 2013




Part Time 20 hours - Permanent




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


US Citizens and Non Citizens


US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Build your future in Army Veterinary Medicine supporting the military family and their pets while receiving marketable training in a portable and progressive career field.

This is a Part-Time 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.  This individual will be responsible for answering phones, making appointments, checking clients in and out, filing and pulling records, maintaining inventory, calling to confirm appointments, completing end-of-day paperwork, and sending monthly reminders. The ideal candidate would be outgoing, hard working, and able to maintain a positive sense of camaraderie with their team in step with the VTF’s philosophy of “Healthy Patients, Happy Clients”. Definitive work schedule to be determined after hire. VTF is operational from 0800-1600 M-F. No weekends, holidays or TDY.

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application to apply):


1.  Preferred - Apply electronically via USAJOBS - This will ensure faster processing of your application.  You will also receive faster status updates. 


Please upload all required documents.  Uploaded documents will be processed through the system. You are encouraged to monitor your application status.  *You can download the app to your smart phone for easy access and convenience!


2.  Fax your resume (and supporting documentation) to (478)757-3144.  The following link will take you to the cover sheet which must be included with the faxed resume or application


NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process before they are available in the system for HR to view.


To complete the job related questions obtain the Form 1203FX by going to the following link This form must be faxed as a part of your application package for you to be considered for a job.


You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation prior to closure of the vacancy announcement.  This will speed up the process to consider you for the job if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.


Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating. 


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Physical examination is required after selection


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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. 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. 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. 


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Work experience directly related to the duties required in the position and which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform successfully the duties identified. 


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


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 highly preferred 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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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits:  Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account.  For additional benefits information please refer to



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.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

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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Your resume must be submitted by 11:59 PM (eastern time) on the closing date reflected on the vacancy announcement.

To apply for this job online, select -


To fax supporting documents that you are not able to submit online:

1. Complete this cover page using the following 920575.

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


If you cannot apply online follow the below procedures:

1. Click the following link to view and print the job experience related questions View Occupational Questionnaire.


2. Complete the 1203-FX ( form to provide your response to the job related questions.


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


PLEASE NOTE: Please continue completing all questions within section 25 of the 1203-FX form (Occupational Questionnaire) regardless of the numbering sequence.  


For additional tips & pointers to successfully complete the application process you can review additional guidance by accessing the following URLs:

Application help -

Applicant checklist -

Applicant brochure -


Before you can start working, the following documents will be needed:

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 (Sponsors PCS Orders, Marriage Certificate, DA Form 3434 )

For education requirements please note the following:

Before you can start working, you must provide Official transcripts (copy or original) as proof that positive education requirements have been met. 


Other supporting documentation that may be needed are listed below:


-  Permanent Change of Station Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference

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

-  DOD NAF BBA documentation (DA form 3434 or equivalent plus issued BBA notice)

-  Current and Former NAF employees (to include current APF employees) (DA form 3434 or equivalent, ex: SF50)



Army Ft Sam Houston NAF HRO
Phone: (210)221-0639
Agency Information:
Fort Hood Veterinary Treatment Facility
80th and Engineer Drive
Bldg 4909
Ft Hood, TX


Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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