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Job Title:  Animal Health Technician
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  NCNAFFR13932676

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$8.71 to $10.75 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, July 25, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
NF-0704-02
POSITION INFORMATION:
Part Time 20 hours - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
02
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Lejeune, NC 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 Part-time position with the Camp Lejeune Veterinary Treatment Facility. The Camp Lejeune VTF is a rapidly expanding clinic that focuses on wellness care and minor sickcall. We are looking for an outgoing, hardworking individual that places heavy emphasis on client communication and generating a healthy, positive working environment. The individual will oversee all supply and retail ordering, monthly inventory, end-of-day activities and all associated paperwork. 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”. Work schedule to be determined after hire. VTF is operational from 0800-1600 M-F. No TDY, weekends, shift work, or holidays.

 

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureEdge/A3433.XFDL to apply):

 

1.  Preferred - Apply electronically via USAJOBS - https://usajobs.gov/. 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 USAJOBS.gov 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.

 

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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. 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. 

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. 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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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. 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, Best Qualified Criteria, Skill in Animal Health, Experience in Veterinary Processes, Verbal Communication, and Written Communication.

 

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


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx.

 


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.  

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. 

**Spousal Preference Info**

SEP eligibles may accept or decline an unlimited number of non-continuing positions without loss of their military spouse preference. There is no limit to the number of times a military spouse may apply for and accept positions that are temporary, intermittent or flexible. Military spouses shall be referred using this preference until such time as they accept or decline a regular part time or regular full time position (this includes being converted from FLEX to regular part time or regular full time). Also, refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, K.S.A'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. The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

 


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 - https://www.usajobs.gov/.

 

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

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 932676.

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 (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) 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 - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/Application%20Manager%20Help%20for%20Applicant~466.pdf

Applicant checklist - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/applicantchecklist~466.doc

Applicant brochure - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/USAS%20Applicant%20Brochure~466.pdf


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

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 PCS Orders, Marriage Certificate, DA Form 3434,)
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

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)

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Army Ft Sam Houston NAF HRO
Phone: (210)221-0639
Email: USARMY.JBSA.HQDA-CPAC.MBX.NAF@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Camp LeJeune Veterinary Treatment Facility
2459 Iwo Jima Blvd
Tararwa Terrace , NC
28543

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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


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