Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the <strong>Fort Detrick local area and surrounding communities within 50 miles of the installation</strong>. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)<br /><br />To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Observes animals to be continually aware of appearance, behavioral or health changes, takes corrective action and informs management, veterinarian personnel or owner as necessary.</li> <li>Administers medication to animals as prescribed by the Veterinarian. Cleans and sanitizes stalls, kennels, petting zoo, common areas and loft on a regular basis to assure clean and sanitary conditions at all times.</li> <li>Performs various maintenance and repair tasks when necessary. Reports major repairs, and assures adequate corrective action. Provides adequate security at all times for animals and premises.</li> <li>Responsible for the health and security of animals at all times. Responsible for adequate supplies and maintenance of correct schedule for care of animals. Responsible for adequate maintenance and clean, sanitary condition of animals and premises.</li> <li>Exercises animals by turning out or walking on a leash as required, or following a specific schedule.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Appointment is subject to successful completion and favorable results of fingerprints, health assessment (physical), Installation Record Checks, and drug test to determine suitability for this position</li> <li>DRUG TEST REQUIREMENT: This position has critical safety or security responsibilities and as such has been designated as a testing designated position (TDP)</li> <li>DRUG TEST REQUIREMENT: As a condition of employment, incumbent of a TDP is subject to a random drug test that occurs without suspicion that a particular individual is using illegal drugs</li> <li>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Duties involve considerable physical effort including lifting various items such as animals, feed, or supplies, occasionally weighing up to seventy (70) pounds, bending, climbing, and working in tiring and awkward positions.</li> <li>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: May use greater strength or agility to capture and restrain stronger or more active animals</li> <li>WORKING CONDITIONS: Works inside in often poorly lighted or insulated areas, and outside exposed to extreme weather conditions. Inside work often exposes animal caretakers to unpleasant odors and noises</li> <li>WORKING CONDITIONS: Climbs to loft and occasionally uses ladder to accomplish repairs. Exposed to dirt, dust, and height. Subject to cuts, bruises, kicks, electric shock, bites, scratches and ticks from animals.</li> <li>WORK SCHEDULE: Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as required</li> <li>Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required</li> <li>Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-15j. – Tier 1 background investigation.</li> <li>A one year probationary period may be required</li> <li>Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check</li> <li>Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Eligible applications received on or before the <strong> cut-off date of 5 August 2019 </strong> will be referred to the selecting official(s) for consideration.<br /><br /><b>Select to view the full Position Description of an Animal Caretaker NA-5048-05</b> <br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:</strong> <br /> 1. Knowledge of animals' characteristics, needs and behavior, and skill in observing, handling and caring for animals.<br /> 2. Able to follow complex instructions, ability to maintain records.<br /><br /><strong>SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE:</strong> Incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the care, grooming, feeding, and maintenance of animals, must be able to quickly detect signs of ill health of animals by observing changes in behavior or appearance and to take emergency action until veterinary help is available. They are familiar with special feed requirements, different types of feed and feed supplements, and apply this knowledge to increase and decrease the amounts of feed for over or underweight animals or to change diets for young, pregnant, or nursing animals. Must be able to perform routine maintenance required on the stalls, kennels or premises.<br /><br /><strong>HIGHLY PREFERRED CRITERIA:</strong> <br /> 1. Possess six (6) months work experience caring for animals including household pets.<br /> 2. Possess six (6) months work experience in cleaning and sanitary requirements for pet kennel operations.<br /><br /><strong> **NOTE: Those qualified applicants who meet both the minimum qualification requirement(s) and highly preferred criteria(s) will be considered best qualified for this position and will be referred to the selecting official(s) first for consideration. All other applicants will be referred as needed and requested by the selecting official(s).** </strong><br /><br /><b> Reminder to Applicants: </b> Your experience has to be clearly identified in your resume in order to receive consideration. If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. <br />( Format example: Employer name, position title, beginning and ending dates of employment, with summary of duties, etc.) <br /><br />Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Manual Application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than <strong>3:00 PM Eastern Time (EST)</strong> on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.</li> <li>Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.</li> <li>Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs <strong>is not authorized</strong>, based on a determination that a PCS move <strong>is not</strong> in the Government's interest.</li> <li>Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click here to view kit or copy this URL: https: acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/NAF_applicant_info_kit.pdf</li> <li>Applications are valid for <strong>ninety (90)</strong> days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.</li> </ul> <strong> The pay for this position will be set at step 01 of the grade ($13.53 per hour). Applicants with previous NAF service may be eligible for a higher hourly rate upon verification of prior service and previous rate. </strong><br /><br /><strong>**THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE EXTENDED OR CLOSED PRIOR TO THE CURRENT CLOSING DATE. APPLICANTS WILL BE REFERRED TO THE SELECTING OFFICIAL AS VACANCIES OCCUR. POSITIONS ARE FILLED/REFERRED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS**</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Applicants can claim the following eligibilities: <ul><li>NAF Preference – Involuntarily Separated From the Military</li><li>NAF Preference – Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)</li><li>NAF Priority Consideration – Business Based Action</li><li>NAF Priority Consideration – Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)</li><li>NAF Priority Consideration – Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)</li><li>NAF Priority Consideration – Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)</li><li>NAF Priority Consideration – Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong> The following documents must be submitted with your application: </strong><br /> <ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /> <strong>Optional:</strong> Job Application (DA Form 3433) will be accepted in place of a Resume.<br /><br /><strong>The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:</strong> <br /> <ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214/ Statement of Service</li><li>DA Form 3433</li><li>DA Form 3434 or equivalent Agency Notification of Personnel Action</li><li>Professional References</li><li>PCS Orders</li><li>Proof of Marriage Status</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action</li></ul>


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