Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
02/05/2020 to 05/06/2020
Pay scale & grade
$12.46 to $14.51 per hour
Intermittent - 0 not to exceed 39 hours per week
1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Who May Apply? US Citizens currently residing within the commuting area of CHIEVRES, Belgium (not ordinarily resident in Belgium). US resident alien family members of US sponsors who are citizens of NATO countries other than Belgium.
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This position is located at USAG Benelux, DFMWR, Chievres Kennel, Chievres Air Base, Belgium.
- Provides food and water for all animals.
- Exercises animals by turning out or walking on a leash as required, or following a specific schedule.
- Observes animals to be continually aware of appearance, behavioral or health changes, takes corrective action and informs management, veterinarian personnel or owner as necessary.
- Cleans and sanitizes stalls, kennels, common areas and loft on a regular basis.
- Receives and signs for shipments delivered to stables and kennel.
- Performs various maintenance and repair tasks when necessary.
- Performs routine procedural, clerical, and administrative support work.
- PHYSICAL EFFORT: Duties involve considerable physical effort, including lifting various items such as animals, feed, or supplies occasionally weighing up to 70 pounds. Duties also involve bending, climbing, and working in tiring and awkward positions. May need to use greater strength or agility to capture and restrain stronger or more active animals.
Conditions Of Employment
- Possesses satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-13, to include a Child National Agency Check with written Inquiries (CNACI).
- Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
- Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
- A one year probationary period may be required
- Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
- 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.
- Successfully complete a health screening. Immunizations required as a condition of employment for the health and safety of those in the facility.
- THE TOUR OF DUTY REQUIRES ROTATING SHIFTWORK TO INCLUDE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
- Duties involve considerable physical effort including lifting various items such as animals, feed, or supplies, occasionally weighing up to 70 pounds, bending, climbing, and working in tiring and awkward positions
- 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.
- Exposed to dirt, dust, and height. Subject to cuts, bruises, kicks, electric shock, bites, scratches and ticks from animals.
- Knowledge of animal characteristics, needs and behavior, and skill in observing, handling and caring for animals.
- Able to follow complex instructions, ability to maintain records.
- Ability to use and perform routine maintenance on grounds maintenance and animal care equipment.
- Ability to recognize needed repairs to facilities and equipment.
- Ability to safely manage and use duty-related equipment and supplies.
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
- Knowledge and skill in basic computer operations (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet formulation).
HIGHLY PREFERRED: ONE YEAR OF EXPERIENCE WORKING OR VOLUNTEERING IN A PET AND BOARDING FACILITY, ANIMAL SHELTER OR VETERINARY CLINIC.
APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS THE HIGHLY PREFERRED in THEIR RESUME. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE HIGHLY PREFERRED CRITERIA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AMONG THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED.
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 noon (European time) 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.
- 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.
- Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
- Employment Overseas provides a lot of additional benefits & entitlements, for information click here
- Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program, for information click here
- Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view kit, click this URL: https://publicfileshare.chra.army.mil/index.php/s/uIDfgOMr6PWHHGS/download?path=/&files=NAF Applicant Information Kit.pdf ) (If URL does not work, copy and paste the URL into browser).
- Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
- Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.
- THE TOUR OF DUTY REQUIRES ROTATING SHIFTWORK TO INCLUDE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
Military Spouse Preference (SEP), Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP), Family Member Preference (FMP), Business Based Action (BBA), Current and Former NAF employees (CNE/FNE), Current APF employees (CAE), Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV), Spouse/Widow(er) Veteran (OAV (Spouse)), Parent of a Veteran (OAV ((Parent)), and Outside Applicant Non-Veteran (OANV). Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration
Under DoD guidelines, SEP is lost once a spouse obtains or declines a regular or permanent Appropriated Fund (APF) or Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) position whether the preference was applied or not (this includes AAFES positions).
Referral lists are based on the qualifications stated in the job announcement. Your qualifications MUST be fully described in your resume. In describing your experience, be clear and specific. NO ASSUMPTIONS WILL BE MADE REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Background checks and security clearance
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
- Diploma/ GED
- DA Form 3433
- PCS Orders
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
How to Apply
How to Apply
You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
- Electronically (preferred) at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for Vacancy Number (VIN): 10717702. Announcement closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date listed on this announcement.
- Manually: Please refer to the "Additional Information" section of this announcement for instructions.
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.
Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.
Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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