Animal Caretaker Leader NL-05 in Fort Belvoir, VA

US Army Installation Management Command


Passes on to other workers instructions received from supervisor, assigning immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the group led.
Checks work in progress and upon completion for compliance with the supervisor’s instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines, and urges or advises other employees to follow the instructions and to meet deadlines.
Obtains needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems that come up during the work. Provides information to supervisor on status and progress of work, causes of delays, and overall operations.
Provides care of all animals, including horses and various household pets kept at the stables, kennels and/or petting Zoo. Performs work according to established methods or follows special instructions.
Responsible for keeping stables, kennel and premises in a clean and sanitary condition, and for the security and welfare of all animals.

Conditions of Employment

Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
A one year probationary period may be required.
Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, para.2.
Incumbent may also be required to complete a Tier 1 background investigation for a Common Access Card for physical access to federally-controlled facilities.
This position has critical safety or security responsibilities and as such has been designated as a testing designated position (TOP).
As a condition of employment, incumbent of a TOP is subject to a random drug test that occurs without suspicion that a particular individual is using illegal drugs.


Standard Qualifications:
Knowledge of animals’ characteristics, needs and behavior, and skill in observing, handling and caring for animals. Able to follow complex instructions, ability to maintain records. Ability to inspect or lead the work of others

Highly Qualified:
Have two (2) year of Animal Caretaking experience.

Experience must be listed in Resume otherwise it will not be considered.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Area of Consideration:

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local (Within a 50-mile commuting radius of Fort Belvoir, Virginia). (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

Manual Applications:

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 3:00 pm EST by 09/28/2023 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.

Allowances, Incentives, and PCS Costs:

Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government’s interest.

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Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.


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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:

NAF Preference – Involuntarily Separated From the Military
NAF Preference – Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
NAF Priority Consideration – Business Based Action
NAF Priority Consideration – Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
NAF Priority Consideration – Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
NAF Priority Consideration – Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
NAF Priority Consideration – Parent of a Veteran (OAV)
NAF Priority Consideration – Spouse/Widow(er) of a Veteran (OAV)


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Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.
The following documents must be submitted with your application:


The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:

Cover Letter
DD-214/ Statement of Service
DA Form 3434
Other Documents Supporting Eligibilities
Separation Notice (RIF)
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

How to Apply

You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Number (VIN): 12104381. 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.

Agency contact information
Mohit Singh





Fort Belvoir, VA 22060


Next steps

Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Reasonable accommodation policy
Financial suitability
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
Signature and false statements
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Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:


The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:

Cover Letter
DD-214/ Statement of Service
DA Form 3434
Other Documents Supporting Eligibilities
Separation Notice (RIF)
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

This job is open to

The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency
U.S. Citizens and Non-U.S. Nationals who have resided in the U.S. or U.S. Territory for three (3) or more continuous years immediately preceding the start of Federal affiliation.