Full Job Description
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the Fort Meade local commuting area. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
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Receives and shelters animals brought to the veterinarian clinic for treatment, temporary care or disposal.
Observes animals and notifies supervisor of abnormal appearance.
Feeds animals taking care to measure food portions according to feeding instructions.
Cleans and disinfects animal feeding utensils and pen areas and maintains stock of cleaning materials and other items used.
Mows grass and cleans yard of animal litter, clears drains in runs and empties garbage.
Job family (Series)
5048 Animal Caretaking
Conditions of Employment
Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
A one year probationary period may be required.
Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty.
Must be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Appointment is subject to successful completion and favorable results of fingerprints, health assessment (physical), and Installation Record Checks to determine suitability for this position.
Incumbent may also be required to complete a Tier 1 background investigation for a Common Access Card for physical access to federally-controlled facilities.
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.
Working Conditions: Exposed to unpleasant odors and noises, animal bites, scratches and contagious diseases. May be required to wear protective equipment.
Eligible applications received before or on the cut-off date of 14 April 2020 will be referred to the selecting official(s) for consideration.
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1. Be physically able to lift and carry heavy items weighing over seventy (70) pounds.
2. Stand and walk for long periods of time.
3. Be able to follow complex written instructions.
4. Be able to maintain animal care records.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to recognize obvious changes to the normal appearance and activities of animals. Ability to handle animals and clean work areas.
Reminder to Applicants: 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.
(Format example: Employer name, position title, beginning and ending dates of employment, with summary of duties performed, etc.)
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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 3:00PM EST 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.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
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.
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Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
NAF Priority Consideration - Parent of a Veteran (OAV)
NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow(er) of a Veteran (OAV)
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
The following documents must be submitted with your application:
Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will be accepted in place of a Resume.
The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
DD-214/ Statement of Service
DA Form 3434 or equivalent Agency Notification of Personnel Action
DA Form 3433
Proof of Marriage Status
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
U.S. and Non-U.S. Citizens within the Fort Meade local commuting area