<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the <strong>Fort Meade local commuting area.</strong> (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)<br /><br />Eligible applications received on or before the next <strong>cut-off date of 28 May 2019 </strong>will be referred to the selecting official(s) for consideration. <br /><br />For a full description of major duties and responsibilities of an Animal Caretaker; please click here <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Receives and shelters animals brought to the veterinarian clinic for treatment, temporary care or disposal.</li> <li>Observes animals and notifies supervisor of abnormal appearance.</li> <li>Feeds animals taking care to measure food portions according to feeding instructions.</li> <li>Cleans and disinfects animal feeding utensils and pen areas and maintains stock of cleaning materials and other items used.</li> <li>Mows grass and cleans yard of animal litter, clears drains in runs and empties garbage.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<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>Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required</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> <li>Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. In accordance with AR 215-3, 2-13, to includes a National Agency Check with Inquires (NACI).</li> <li>Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.</li> <li>Appointment is subject to successful completion and favorable results of fingerprints, health assessment (physical), and Installation Record Checks to determine suitability for this position.</li> <li>Physical Effort: Frequently lift and carry items and animals weighing over seventy (70) pounds. Moderate effort is required to operate power washing and mowing equipment.</li> <li>Working Conditions: Exposed to unpleasant odors and noises, animal bites, scratches and contagious diseases. May be required to wear protective equipment.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />1. Be physically able to lift and carry heavy items weighing over seventy (70) pounds.<br /> 2. Stand and walk for long periods of time.<br /> 3. Be able to follow complex written instructions.<br /> 4. Be able to maintain animal care records.<br /><br /><strong> Skills and Knowledge :</strong> Ability to recognize obvious changes to the normal appearance and activities of animals. Ability to handle animals and clean work areas.<br /><br /><strong>Reminder to Applicants:</strong> Your experience has to be clearly identified in your application package/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 performed, etc.) <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><strong> Manual Application: </strong> 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 3:00 PM 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 is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not 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. 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 ninety (90) 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 ($11.81 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>As of 9 April 2019 the salary range for this announcement has been amended from $11.54-$13.51 per hour to now reflect $11.81-$13.82 per hour, due to a recently published new Federal Wage Schedule effective 11 October 2018.<br /><br />As of 14 May 2019 Vacancy Announcement Closing Date has been amended from 15 May 2019 to 15 August 2019.</strong> <br /><br />**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** <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 /> No <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</li><li>DA Form 3434 or equivalent Agency Notification of Personnel Action, DA Form 3433, PCS Orders/Marriage Certificate if claiming Military Spouse Employment Preference (SEP), Professional References, etc</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-50</li></ul>

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