Animal Health Technician
Department of the Army - Fairchild AFB, WA

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US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Their mission is to provide military veterinary services in support of United States Army Medical Command and Department of Defense missions. The civilian function of the Veterinary Services is a supplemental mission which exists to assist soldiers and their families in the field of animal health and care.

This is a Flex 00 position at the Fairchild AFB, Veterinary Treatment Facility. Fairchild AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is a small animal clinic that is open 4 days a week, with animal care clinics 2 days a week. On a monthly basis, our clinic holds a spay/neuter or dental clinic. Our clinic day consists of animal vaccinations, preventative health care procedures, evaluation (s) and treatment of sick animals. Fairchild AFB offers a professional and courteous working environment. Our clinic is looking for a Compassionate, Dependable, Honest, Knowledgeable, and Courteous Animal Health Technician.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Direct Deposit is required

Social Security card is required

DUTIES:
Assists veterinary personnel in providing care, management, treatment, and sanitary conditions for animals in a veterinary treatment facility. Positions and restrains animals for examination and treatment. Obtains medical history from owners or other responsible individuals. Measures and records animals' weight, temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate. Performs general physical examination of animals to detect obvious abnormalities and records and reports results to the veterinarian. Collects, preserves, and prepares blood, urine, feces, skin scrapings, postmortem tissue specimens, etc., for shipment and/or laboratory examination. Performs routine diagnostic laboratory tests (e.g., fecal smears and flotations, urinalyses, blood counts, etc.) and records results. Prepares animal for surgery as directed and functions as scrub assistant during aseptic surgical procedures. Administers oral, topical, and parenteral medications, treatments, and immunizations as directed by the veterinarian. Provides owner/handler with prescribed medications and treatment instructions. Provides emergency treatment as required. Annotates appropriate information in animal records and maintains them as required.

Performs a variety of administrative and clerical functions. Utilizes office automation program for the daily operation of the clinic. Answers the telephone and schedules appointments in the appropriate time slots for vaccinations, sick call, and surgery. Greets and receives clients. Initiates, maintains, and files animal health records. Receives and processes Government of Japan Quarantine paperwork. Calculates charges and receives monies from clients. Maintains an accurate accountability of all monies and completes daily activity reports. Responds to customer inquiries and concerns, providing general information. Directs animal health questions to the veterinarian. Assists in inventory control and ordering as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Work experience directly related to the duties required in the position and which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform successfully the duties identified.

Conditions of employment :
1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

3. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position; to include a health assessment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Best Qualified Criteria, Skill in Veterinary Processess, Verbal Communication, and Written Communication.

Best Qualified Criteria: Possess experience working in a veterinary clinic or equivalent.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Applicants meeting the best qualified criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned with no selection.

Applicants that have indicated they are not available for the weekend/shift duty outlined in this announcement will not be referred and considered ineligible for consideration.

BENEFITS:
Flexible positions do not entitle an employee to Army NAF Benefits.

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION:
To successfully claim veteran's preference , your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders. Upload Sponsor Orders and Marriage Certificate under Other.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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