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Job Title:  Animal Health Technician
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  NCNAFFR141036742SR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25,023.00 to $29,615.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Redstone Arsenal, AL View Map
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ View Map
Fort Carson, CO View Map
Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL View Map
Fort Leavenworth, KS View Map
More Locations  (8)
US Citizens and Eligible Non-US Citizens
Not Applicable


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 standing register used to fill positions at Veterinary Services locations as vacancies occur. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position. Eligible applicants will be referred to management as requests to recruit are received. Referral lists will be issued as vacancies occur, and/or every two weeks.


Vacancies may be multiple appointment types and multiple schedules. Flexible/Intermittent employees serve in a continuing position on a scheduled or as-needed basis. Regular employees serve in a continuing position on a scheduled basis. The minimum workweek for a RPT employee is 20 hours. The guaranteed workweek for a RFT employee is 40 hours.


Salary is pro-rated based on a 40 hour work week. Hourly pay is $11.99 to $14.19.


Work schedule to be determined after hire. No TDY, 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 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.




  • Not Required


  • No


  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Social Security Card Required
  • Physical examination is required after selection


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Responsible for the appearance, sanitation, supplies, and patient flow for one or more designated exam rooms. Verifies patient reason for visit and prepares supplies for veterinarian examination. Obtains patient history and records vital signs, to include blood pressure, temperature, and pulse into the veterinary treatment record. Obtains samples and completes diagnostic testing. May assist veterinarian during surgical procedures, to include preparing surgery packs, scalpel blades, and suture material, monitoring a patient using an anesthetic machine. May serve as scrubbed surgical assistant. Continuously informs medical staff of the changes in general condition of patient during surgical procedures. Prepares and administers vaccinations, oral and topical medications to patient. Assist the facility in obtaining local credentialing for surgical, anesthetic, dental, and diagnostic procedures. May provide training to lower level staff.


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Minimum Qualifications
Possess 6 months of work experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability in providing care to animals
Possess 6 months of work experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability in positioning and restraining animals
Possess 6 months of work experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability to perform general physical examinations
Possess 6 months of work experience demonstrating ability to perform routine diagnostic laboratory tests (e.g. fecal smears, flotations, urinalyses, blood counts, etc)
Possess 6 months of work experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability to perform a variety of administrative and clerical functions

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 and a Picture I.D. must be presented at time of appointment.

5. Saturday shifts may be required.

6. A physical examination is required after selection.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:  Minimum Qualifications, Skill in Veterinary Processes, Physical Requirements, Verbal Communication and Written Communication.

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


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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Flexible positions are not eligible for participation in Army NAF Benefits programs.

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

Conversion of employment category may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.



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 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.

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).

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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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. Applications remain valid for 90 days. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact our office to re-activate their resume for further consideration.


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 Vacancy ID 1036742.

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:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (DA Form 3434, Sponsors PCS Orders, Marriage Certificate)

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:
US CSTR Veterinary Treatment Facilities
2438 Stanley Road
Suite B
Fort Sam Houston, TX


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

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Redstone Arsenal, AL View Map
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ View Map
Fort Carson, CO View Map
Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL View Map
Fort Leavenworth, KS View Map
Fort Sill, OK View Map
Fort Campbell, TN View Map
Millington, TN View Map
Corpus Christi, TX View Map
Fort Bliss, TX View Map
Fort Hood, TX View Map
Fort Sam Houston, TX View Map
Fort Worth, TX View Map

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