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Animal Caretaker

Job Overview


Job Overview


Summary You too can make a difference in our world


. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts called Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength This is a TEMPORARY position not-to-exceed one (1) year with the Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, with a duty station located near Hagerman, Idaho. This position may be extended up to a maximum of two years for the entire appointment. The Hagerman National Fish Hatchery is one of the largest facilities in the national fish hatchery system, which includes 78 rearing raceways and two hatchery-rearing buildings with 60 rearing tanks. The hatchery annually produces approximately 1.36 million eight inch steelhead smolts, and 130,000 resident rainbow trout. Those new to the federal government will start at step 01, with a beginning salary of $12.11 per hour.


Duties The major duties for this position include:

  • Feeding, sorting, collecting, counting, measuring, weighing, and/or tagging fish.

  • Monitoring the appearance and behavior of fish for changes indicate of illness, disease, or stress.

  • Catching and handling fish, maintaining control and transferring them from one location to another.

  • Operating fish culture equipment which regulates water quantity and quality.

  • Performing a variety of maintenance tasks associated with fish rearing such as cleaning and disinfecting cages, pens, troughs, ponds, tanks, or raceways.

  • Performing ground maintenance tasks using simple hand tools and power equipment, such as picking up trash, emptying trash cans, mowing grass, and washing vehicles and checking fluid levels.

  • Loading and unloading materials, equipment, or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

Supervisory Status No


Promotion Potential


02 ### Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply


This job is open to


… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements


Job Requirements


Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship and Background Investigation

  • Valid driver's license

  • Must wear official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform

  • Work schedule may require working evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Direct deposit of salary payment to a financial institution

Qualifications You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by


11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. QUALIFICATIONS There is no specific amount of training or experience required. However, to be found qualified for this position, you must demonstrate, through experience or training shown in your resume, that you possess the ability to be reliable and dependable as an Animal Caretaker as well as sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities in the job elements identified below to successfully perform the work of this position. Failure to describe your experience or training adequately in your resume will result in a not qualified or lowered rating for this position.


Security Clearance Q

  • Nonsensitive Additional Information

Additional Information


What To Expect Next After you've successfully submitted the online Occupational Questionnaire


, you will automatically receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt. After the vacancy closes, your application will be reviewed. Within approximately 10 business days, we will notify you of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. REMINDER: It is your responsibility to maintain access to your e-mail account; undelivered e-mails may cause you to lose consideration or not receive information about your application. Be sure to include your full name and vacancy number (R1-17-1985977-RR-DE) in any inquiries regarding this job. Let us know if your contact information changes, or you decide you no longer wish to be considered for the position. If we're unable to contact you, or you do not respond to requests for information, it may be grounds for not selecting you.


BENEFITS Travel


, transportation, and relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Any moving expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information, visit Leave Administration. You will earn Social Security credit while working with the government.


Other Information This job originated on www


.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474195300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-12 to 2017-07-25 Salary: $12.11 to $14.10 / per hour Pay scale & grade: WG 02 Series: 5048 Animal Caretaking Appointment type: Temporary NTE One (1) Year Work schedule: Full Time Job announcement number: R1-17-1985977-RR-DE Control number: 474195300


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Animal Caretaker

The Corporate Advisory Services group helps operating companies and strategic investors identify, assess, and forecast political risks when entering into or expanding within international markets. Eurasia Group's integrated research platform can be customized for each client depending on its specific business model, risk tolerance, and industry sector.

Responsibilities

Prior animal hospital experience is not necessary, but at least 1 - 2 years of work experience is required.

This position assists Veterinarians, Technicians, Client Service Coordinators, Custodians, and Administrative staff in delivering the highest quality patient care with exceptional customer service.

Job duties include:

surgery nursing and monitoring, anesthesia monitoring, instrument and facility maintenance, safe and kind animal restraint, stocking inventory, and daily interaction with pet owners.

The Global Energy & Natural Resources group manages relationships with clients in the energy, utilities, mining, and agriculture sectors. We also originate and coordinate research in these areas, tailoring regional analysis into focused market intelligence, risk management, and strategic-planning support.


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Animal Caretaker Na-03

Job Overview


Job Overview


Summary The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain


"FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force. This position is located at The Family Pet Care Center at Fort Meade, Maryland.

The Family Pet Care Center is a small, pet-friendly facility that can accommodate 48 dogs and 11 cats. The "condo-like" quarters will make this "Your pet's home away from home." The grassy areas are fenced and dig-proof that has access to veterinarian 24 hours a day. This position is caring for animals and assists eligible patrons with their pet care needs.

Work Schedule:

Applicants must be willing to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

PLEASE NOTE:

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES. Applications received on or before the cut-off date will be referred to management for consideration.

Positions are filled/referred on a continuous basis. 1st Cut-Off Date: Monday June 5, 2017 2nd Cut-Off Date: Monday June 19, 2017 The pay for this position will be set at step 01 of the grade ($11.28PH). Applicants with previous NAF service may be eligible for a higher hourly rate upon verification of prior service and previous rate.

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is within the Local (Fort Meade) Commuting Area. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.) The Local (Fort Meade) Commuting Area includes the following: Washington Local Commuting Area: District of Columbia Maryland:

Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's and Washington. Virginia: Counties of Albermarle, Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Greene, King George, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. Pennsylvania: County of Adams.


Duties


Major Duties:

  1. Observes animals and notifies supervisor of abnormal appearance. 2. Feeds animals taking care to measure food portions according to feeding instructions. 3.

    Cleans and disinfects animal feeding utensils and pen areas and maintains stock of cleaning materials and other items used. 4. Mows grass and cleans yard of animal litter, clears drains in runs and empties garbage. 5. May be required to operate a motor vehicle to transport supplies and laboratory samples.

Supervisory Status No


Promotion Potential


3 ### Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply


This job is open to


… US Citizens and Non-Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements


Job Requirements


Key Requirements

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required

  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position

  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check * A one year probationary period may be required

Qualifications


Candidates Must:

  1. Be physically able to lift and carry heavy items weighing over 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.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click hereto view form). 2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements. 3.

    Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position. 4. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable installation record checks/credit check to determine suitability for this position. 5. May be subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment physical.

Security Clearance Not Applicable Additional Information


Additional Information


What To Expect Next Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met


. We appreciate your interest in this position! #### BENEFITS Review our benefits


Other Information


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date. * Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

  • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs.

  • Applications are valid for 90 day

  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

  • Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov.

    For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/470735100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-05-25 to 2017-07-31 Salary: $11.28 to $13.20 / per hour Pay scale & grade: NA 3 Series: 5048 Animal Caretaking Appointment type: Intermittent Work schedule: Intermittent Job announcement number: NCNAFBF1710014220SR Control number: 470735100



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Animal Caretaker

Do you love Animals? Do you want a great job helping take care of these critters?

A local employer is seeking to hire a full-time Animal Care Attendant / Shelter Support position. IMMEDIATE NEED!!!QUALIFICATIONS: Must be dependable and have a desire to care for animals, take directions easily and respectfully.DUTIES:

Scrubbing and cleaning kennels with brushes, cleaning cat rooms and litter boxes, and walking animals. Duties also include cleaning windows, mopping floors and customer service. This is a fast paced environment and requires a team player who is drug and alcohol free.Typical duties:

Feed, water, exercise, clean, disinfect or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, or birds. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged.

Days/Hours: Full-time - 40 hours per week

Wage: $8.15 per hour to start with a 3-month and 6-month review



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Animal Caretaker I - 7611

Classification Information University Title Animal Caretaker I - 7611 Pay Grade 204 Entry Hourly Rate 15.37 Job Category Merit Posting Details Posting Number 70124M Position Title Animal Caretaker I Advertised Employing Department Laboratory Animal Resources Work Unit Base of Employment E - Merit (paid monthly) Appointment Type Merit Permanent Pay Frequency Monthly Proposed Start Date As soon as possible AFSCME Contract Transfer Deadline Number of Months Employed Per Year 12 Full or Part Time Full-Time Shift 1st Work Schedule Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, however, weekend and holiday rotational hours are necessary to accommodate the needs of the animals Number of Hours per Week 40 Summary of Duties and Responsibilities Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR), under the Vice President for Research at Iowa State University, is accepting applications for an Animal Caretaker I to provide for the general care, husbandry, and enrichment of animals housed at LAR animal facilities. Animal Caretaker I duties include but are not limited to the following:
Observe animals for signs of disease and/or discomfort; Provide feed, water, and enrichment to animals; Clean/sanitize/disinfect animal facilities including animal enclosures and procedure areas; Input and maintain electronic and paper animal census, husbandry, and medical records; Operate and maintain cleaning and maintenance equipment; Operate and maintain ISU-owned vehicles for transporting animals, equipment, and supplies; Assist LAR Veterinary Medical Staff with medical procedures and treatments. Animal Caretaker I duties require the following abilities: Lift 50 lbs. from the floor; Bend, pull, push, and carry; Repetitive lifting and reaching including overhead; Twisting of upper trunk; Standing and walking on hard surfaces; Work on wet and slippery surfaces.
Required Qualifications 1. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions. 2. Possession of a valid state or commercial driver’s license, as required.
Special Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Previous animal husbandry experience Data entry experience Location (if other than Ames) Additional Information Department/Unit Website Application Instructions Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.If you have questions regarding the application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/26/2017 Pre-Employment Screening All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.
Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/27417 EO Statement Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.
Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s) Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s) Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles. Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s) Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s) One or more of the following certifications recognized by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS): Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)


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Animal Caretaker (Research Assistant) - Advanced Science Research Center - Two Vacancies

GENERAL DUTIES Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

  • May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.

  • Performs direct research tasks under supervision.

  • May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

  • May assist in preparing reports of research findings. CONTRACT TITLE Research Assistant FLSA Non-exempt CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION The City University of New York's newest facility, the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), boasts the success of the University's rich past, and the determination to become a national leader in visionary scientific research in the future. With a focus in the fields of Nanotechnology, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC operates as a nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges across the five boroughs. This state-of-the-art facility houses a staff of elite scientists and leaders who seek to break down the walls between disparate but increasingly inter-related disciplines of applied science. For more information on the ASRC, please visit asrc.cuny.edu. Reporting to the Animal Facilities Operations Manager, the Animal Caretaker in the Advance Science Research Center (ASRC) Vivarium will perform animal husbandry and sanitation as prescribed by the ASRC and federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, the Animal Caretaker may provide assistance with research-related activities (e.g. data collection and various experimental procedures such as the administration of injections, specimen collection, and animal observation as prescribed by research protocols). The Animal Caretaker is responsible for maintaining the animal facility according to standard facility operating procedures. There are two vacancies for this position. Duties include but are not limited to: * Reports any issues related to animal husbandry, facilities, or veterinary health issues to supervisor;

  • Monitors and observes animal behavior, maintaining accurate and detailed records regarding the identity, health and habits of various animal species;

  • Assists with animal husbandry to include the changing cages, feeding/watering animals using specialized techniques and equipment, and developing skills necessary to safely and humanely handle various animal species;

  • Assesses conditions of caging/equipment and makes recommendations for equipment repair or replacement;

  • Ensures preparation and proper sanitation of equipment;

  • Provides research assistance to the research staff and general technical assistance to other animal care staff, which may include the collection of biological samples for diagnostic testing and research purposes;

  • Maintains and records the distribution of specialized animal diets and logs environments following prescribed Standard Operating Procedures;

  • Assists in the research of, and the record keeping for, breeding colonies;

  • Follows all animal health and safety protocols;

  • Participates in on-the-job training required to develop new skills, learn new techniques and implement new policies;

  • Provides adequate quantities of clean feed and water to all animals on a daily basis;

  • Prepares cages and provides sufficient quantities of clean and bedded cages as well as other supplies and materials to animal holding rooms;

  • Independently operates any and all cage wash and sanitizing equipment and troubleshoots problems related to the equipment;

  • Tracks and maintains adequate supplies and inventory to support daily activities throughout facilities; provides to the supervisor routine supply/equipment orders (i.e. feed and bedding, disposable supplies, equipment repairs and service); * Maintains animal rooms in clean and odorless condition and maintains room census;

  • Weighs or restrains animals when required for various technical procedures; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS A preferred candidate should have: * AALAS certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT). * Prior experience in the caring and handling of animals.

  • Ability to learn how to use equipment.

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. COMPENSATION Salary commensurate with education and experience. BENEFITS CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria. HOW TO APPLY Click on "Apply Now" below which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization) by the closing date. Please upload all documents in Word or PDF format. CLOSING DATE July 26, 2017 JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Graduate Center Job Title: Animal Caretaker (Research Assistant) - Advanced Science Research Center - Two Vacancies Job ID: 17047 Regular/Temporary: Regular


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Animal Caretaker

Job Overview


Job Overview


Summary The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly


, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power.

That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. * * *

WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered.

Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50.

Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here. Internal Employees (Air Force Employee

  • Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service) Current Federal Employees (DoD Transfer

  • Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement) Schedule A – Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) Federal Employees (Non-DoD Transfer

  • OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment) 30% Disabled Veterans

Duties


SALARY WAGE: $14.95 – $17.42 PER HOUR

The primary purpose of this position is: The purpose of this position is to perform as a kennel attendant in the Kennel Management Element and to care for and handle Military Working Dogs (MWD) at 341st Training Squadron (341 TRS), Logistics Flight, in the most effective and humane manner in accordance with existing organizational and regulatory procedures.

  • Responsible for assigned kennel management, dog handler and support functions in the 341st Training Squadron.

  • Responsible for the health and welfare of assigned MWDs. Performs health checks on MWDs, observes the appearance and activity of dogs for signs of illness, wounds, disease, and discontent.

  • Prepares food, feeds and medicates MWDs in accordance with current procedures and written diet instructions as prescribed by veterinarians.

  • Maintains equipment and facilities as required. Operates associated equipment to include but not limited to lawn mowers/equipment, steam cleaners and dishwashers.

Supervisory Status No


Promotion Potential


05 ### Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply


This job is open to


… Federal Employees, Veterans, Individual with Disabilities. See Job Overview for further information on “Who May Apply”. Questions?

This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements


Job Requirements


Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program * A pre-employment physical examination will be required

  • This posn is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing

Qualifications


EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying.

Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is

Ability To Do The Work Of An Animal Caretaker Worker Without More Than Normal SupervisionKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Ability to provide care for large animals according to specific schedules and routine methods. 2. Ability to clean and maintain facilities housing large animals to maintain their health and welfare. 3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, and to work harmoniously with personnel and supervisors. 4. Ability to catch, handle, hold, and transfer large animals without injuring the animal or endangering self or others. 5. Knowledge of effective, feeding, grooming, and exercising large animals (working dogs preferred). 6. Ability to apply knowledge of the normal appearance and activities of large animals to recognize obvious changes such as excessive loss of fur, fighting, refusal to feed, malaise, etc. Knowledge of effective facility sanitation to prevent injury and illness in program animals. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE

:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

: 1. This is a Drug Testing Designated Position.

The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. 2. The incumbent must work rotational shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays, as duty requires. 3. The incumbent is subject to scratches, bites, parasites, unpleasant odors, and loud noises.

Incumbent must have spleen. 4. The incumbent must have and maintain a civilian driver's license, and be able to obtain and maintain a military driver's license. Incumbent is required to operate motor vehicles to transport dogs to medical appointments, emergency medical care, and to transfer them between kennel facilities. 5.

This is a key position. Incumbent must be removed from military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available. Incumbent may be subject to participation in mobilization or emergency exercises. 6.

Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to handle adverse conditions, to include adverse weather conditions and adverse conditions in the maintenance and cleaning of kennels. 7. The incumbent must be able to work with other animal caretakers in support of the 341 TRS MWD program. Physical Effort –At grade 5 they may use greater strength or agility to capture and restrain stronger or more active animals; must be able to lift 50 lbs. independently, or 100 lbs. with assistance. Working Conditions –At Grade 5 work may require contact with unpredictable or ill-natured animals which exposes them to grater possibility of injury from bites, scratches, and kicks.


Security Clearance Q

  • Nonsensitive Additional Information

Additional Information


What To Expect Next Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent


. If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


BENEFITS


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit:

All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Other Information


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):

Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474659800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-18 to 2017-07-24 Salary: $31,201 to $36,356 / per year Pay scale & grade: WG 05 Series: 5048 Animal Caretaking Appointment type: Permanent Work schedule: Full Time Job announcement number: 8Z-AFPC-1988438-959613-PLJ Control number: 474659800



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Animal Caretaker - Term Appointment

Job Overview


Job Overview


Summary About the Agency


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.

Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.

The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). America's Veterans need you! ### Duties NOTE: This is a

TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 4 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

This position is located at the Animal Research Facility of Research& Development Division at the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System located in Denver, Colorado. The Animal Caretaker performs various duties relating to the maintenance, operation and animal care within the Veterinary Medical Unit and assisting in animal care duties, cage washing duties and technical support. Major duties and responsibilities include: * Ensures sanitation of the Veterinary Medical Unit support areas using specialized chemical and techniques;

  • Observes laboratory animals and detects basic signs and/or symptoms of infectious disease and changes in appearance in activity;

  • Assists in the feeding and watering of research animals;

  • Keeps a daily log that includes room temperatures and humidity, animal census, supply inventory status and notifying the supervisor when changes occur;

  • Assists in handling and restraining a variety of research animals;

  • Assists in changing of animal cages;

  • Assists in the decontamination, sanitation and sterilization of animal cages and equipment; and

  • Removes dead research animals, completing forms and notifying designated individuals of the death prior to disposal; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized


Supervisory Status No


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply


This job is open to


… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements


Job Requirements


Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * May be required to serve a probationary period

  • Pre-employment physical may be required

Qualifications Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X


-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success.

Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: * Dexterity and Safety

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading) * Measuring Instruments

  • Technical Practices IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

    All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS:The work often requires lifting and carrying feed materials weighing up to 75 pounds and frequently handling such items as feed bags weighing up to 50 pounds. Animal Caretakers walk or stand for extended periods and frequently work in a bent position.

Light physical effort is required to lift or handle docile animals. Work is performed in the Veterinary Medical Unit. There is daily exposure to materials in a controlled environment that may be infectious and/or hazardous to one's health.

Proper protective equipment is issued and the employee will be trained in its proper use. In addition, the employee must perform when confronted with unpleasant conditions such as noise, heat, odors and sick animals.


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What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email


. After the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications per Category Rating procedures to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.


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Other Information Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process


. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.

This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (303) 399-8020. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474620000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-18 to 2017-07-24 Salary: $16.27 to $18.96 / per hour Pay scale & grade: WG 4 Series: 5048 Animal Caretaking Appointment type: Term - 4 Years Work schedule: Full-Time Job announcement number: CARZ-10028135-17-SER Control number: 474620000



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Animal Caretaker I

ANIMAL CARETAKER IRequisition # 020672Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.Position BasicsPosition Type:ServiceJob Type:RegularInitial Advertising Ends on:Saturday, July 22nd, 2017Organization:VP ResearchDepartment:Office of Animal ResourcesSub Department:PBDB, MERFSalaryMonthly Salary:$2,550Annual Salary:$30,597Pay Grade:04Work SchedulePart/Full TimeFull Time PositionHours:7:00 AM to 3:30 PMShift:1stWork Week:RegularDays Off: Sun,MonDetails:

Position works Tuesday - Saturday with Sunday and Monday off.Additional Hours:Position will have occasional mandatory overtime and works a rotating holiday schedule. Position may rotate to other facilities within OAR to fill in for absent staff.Job DetailsBackground Check:Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.Additional Information... For full info follow application link.The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.



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Animal Caretaker

Job Overview

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE"). America's Veterans need you!

Duties

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of WG-4.

At the lower grade grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of WG-4. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

Employee will serve as an Animal Caretaker assigned to the Animal Research Facility (ARF) within Office of Research and Development (ORD) located at the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) in Jamaica Plains, MA. The employee may be required to work at any of the VHA Boston Campuses as needed. This position is responsible for providing a variety of care, observation and assistant duties for animals being used in research programs. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:
Prepares feeding menus, which include special feeds; provides water for animal consumption.
Observes animals' conditions and make changes in the habitat to solve any problems. For problems not encountered before or presence of diseases or other abnormalities, brings to the attention of the appropriate personnel.
Cleans animals and cage areas; maintains the ARF areas using a wide variety of cleaning solutions, disinfectants, and tools and equipment.Insures proper disposal methods are followed.
Handles and restrains animals for procedures, tests, evaluations, etc. Administers medications to the animals. Monitors animals for post-surgical recovery.
Facilitates breeding programs by maintaining the proper conditions and habitats and preventing damages to the animals during this process.
Monitors cages and premises for proper heat, light, humidity, air conditioning, etc. requirements. WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. May include working weekends and holidays. Position requires occasional travel between VHA campuses.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

4

Travel Required

Occasional Travel
You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

No

Who May Apply

This job is open to
United States Citizens

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

Must be a U.S. citizen
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Pre-employment physical may be required

Qualifications

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C . For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success.

Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.

You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Dexterity and Safety
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
Materials
Measuring Instruments
Technical Practices
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision

IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS: Work may frequently require heavy lifting of feed and equipment over 50 pounds. Standing, bending, and walking for extended periods are required. There will be considerable are, hand, and body movements. Dexterity is required in the handling and catching of animals in their cages or penned areas. The work is performed in a laboratory setting but mostly in the Animal Research Facility. Conditions may be dirty at times due to the presence of the animals and their waste products. Position may involve exposure to animal bites, unpleasant odors, animal wastes, and noise, as well as, to cuts, abrasions, and injuries through the use of a variety of tools and equipment. Exposure to animals may promote allergic reactions and exposure to infectious disease.
Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications per Category Rating procedures to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met.

After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the .

BENEFITS

Other Information

Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at .

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an .

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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