Animal Caretaker


Vacancy ID: 886961   Announcement Number: R4-13-886961-PS-DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 343436200

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

04

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Animal Caretaker

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


052730005 Mountain Home, AR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below select the one response that best describes how your experience meets the ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision for this Animal Caretaker, WG-5048-04 position. Read all responses before making your selection. Mark only one response. If you select more than one response or leave the question blank you will be rated ineligible. Any skill that you indicate you have experience with in the following occupational questionnaire must be specifically documented in your resume or application.

A. I have worked as an Animal Caretaker performing such duties as taking fish eggs, sorting, spawning and caring for broodstock, and caring for eggs, fry and fish throughout the rearing and distribution cycle. I have independently monitored the appearance and activity of fish for obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent, and general conditions; and administered preventive and curative disease treatment. I am able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

B. I have worked as an Animal Caretaker and have assisted others in performing such duties as taking fish eggs, sorting, spawning and caring for broodstock, and caring for eggs, fry and fish throughout the rearing and distribution cycle. I have assisted others with monitoring the appearance and activity of fish for obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent, and general conditions; and assisted with administering preventive and curative disease treatment. I am able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

C. I have performed Animal Caretaker tasks such as taking fish eggs, sorting, spawning and caring for broodstock, and caring for eggs, fry and fish. I am able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 75 pounds.
D. I do not meet any of the above descriptions.

Ability to interpret instructions and specifications.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

2. Collect, measure, and record biological information such as species, size, weight, sex, age, and percentage mortalities.

3. Compute, compile, and summarize data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form (i.e. production reports, distribution reports).

4. Report unusual or unexpected results.

5. Follow oral instructions.

6. Follow written instructions.

7. Observe and apply safety regulations to work being done.

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

8. Operate fish equipment such as gates, pumps, valves, filters, and sterilizers.

9. Maintain fish trapping, sorting, counting, passage and distribution structures and equipment.

10. Operate and maintain motor vehicles.

11. Transport warm and cold fish species in a safe manner.

12. Prepare fish for shipment or distribution.

13. Assist with stocking activities.

14. Perform general facilities/grounds maintenance.

Dexterity and safety.

15. Lift and carry materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

16. Use proper lifting techniques so as to avoid injury.

17. Work safely in areas that have wet and/or slippery surfaces.