U.S. Army Medical Command Animal Health Assistant, NF-03 in Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

U.S. Army Medical Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Work Schedule is Intermittent 00 hours - Intermittent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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.

The Wright-Patterson AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is looking for an experienced Animal Health Assistant to join our team! As an Animal Health Assistant at the Wright-Patterson AFB VTF, you will be an essential part of the team and its mission and will have the opportunity to refine your existing skills, while being challenged to develop and sharpen new ones.

For instructions regarding submission of your application for Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) vacancy announcements, please review the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

The Wright-Patterson AFB Veterinary Treatment facility is located in Dayton, Ohio. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 0800-1600, unless otherwise posted. The work schedule may vary based on mission needs.

This is a FLEX/Intermittent position.

Flexible employees serve in a continuing position on a scheduled or as-needed basis. No weekends, U.S. Federal Holidays, shift work, or travel will be required.

Salary is pro-rated based on a 40 hour work week. Hourly pay is $13.25 - $15.33.


Responsible for the appearance, sanitation, supplies, and patient flow for one or more designated exam rooms. Verifies patient reason for visit and prepares supplies for veterinarian examination. Obtains patient history and records vital signs, to include blood pressure, temperature, and pulse into the veterinary treatment record.

May assist veterinarian during surgical procedures, to include preparing surgery packs, scalpel blades, and suture material, monitoring a patient using an anesthetic machine. Prepares and administers vaccinations, oral and topical medications to patient as prescribed by the veterinarian. Applies knowledge of preventive care, disease prevention, lifestyle risks, and veterinary care to provide individualized wellness counseling to clients.

To view the full list of duties, visit NAF FASCLASS PD# 14986 at:https://acpol2.army.mil/ako/naf/searchfs/pdoutput.aspx?id=772148

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security Card is required

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 1. At least six (6) months of work experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the duties of an Animal Health Assistant (such duties would include assisting veterinarian to prepare for surgical procedures; obtaining samples from skin scrapings, venous blood, fecal and urine; etc.) *Minimum Qualifications must be listed on submitted resume and will be validated during the applicant review and rating.*

Best Qualified Criteria:** 1. At least one (1) year experience working as an animal health technician or assistant. 2. Good oral and written communication.

  1. Ability to grasp instructions and concepts quickly.

  2. Licensed Veterinary Technician or Registered Veterinary Technician (license or transcripts must be uploaded with application).

  3. Experience in administering and monitoring anethesia.

  4. Experience in restraining animals. *Best Qualifying Criteria must be outlined in submitted resume. Applicants meeting the best qualified criteria will be referred to the Selecting Official first. All other applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned with no selection.*

Conditions of Employment:

  1. A one-year probationary period may be required.
  2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
  3. A completed and signed copy DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty.
  4. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
  5. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation (to include a NACI - National Agency Check w/Inquiries) to determine suitability for this position.

  6. Satisfactorily complete a physical examination prior to entrance on duty.

  7. Valid social security card and photo ID are required prior to entrance on duty.
  8. Must not have an aversion to animals, blood, bodily fluids, animal tissues, strong odors, needles, or sharp instruments.
  9. Long periods of standing, restraining, kneeling, reaching and sitting, etc.
  10. If required, must be able to receive all mandated immunizations to work in a veterinary environment.

NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

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!


Flex employees are not entitled to benefits unless converted to regular full-time or regular part-time.

Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include employee benefits. For additional benefits information go to http://www.armymwr.com/naf-benefits.aspx

Other Information

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

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is worldwide. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

Any individual who was required to register with Selective Service and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before the requirement terminated or became inapplicable to the individual, will not be appointed.

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.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures for a RFT or RPT position (for example, interview, and so forth) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor.

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 notify your servicing NAF Human Resources Division (HRD). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Salary Range: $27,650.00 to $32,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NF-0704-03/03

Promotion Potential: 03

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens

Control Number: 453665900

Job Announcement Number: NENAFAG161826225