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Animal Caretaker Leader

Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, United States
Employer Description
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.
Job Description
This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), in Beltsville, MD. The incumbent is responsible for leading and instructing employees in the care, feeding, handling, restraint, and breeding of dairy cows; establish work priorities, and use equipment including tractors and skid loaders.
Job Requirements
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement:

12/11/2019Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. (For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a, Animal Caretaker Leaderwithout more than normal supervision (Screen Out)). Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration. PHYSICAL EFFORTS:

The work requires frequent bending, stooping, standing and walking. The incumbent is often required to exert very heavy physical effort to lift and carry feed and other materials weighing 50 to 100 pounds. Frequently, light to heavy physical effort is required in the handling and restraint of dairy animals. Requires frequent arm and leg movement to manipulate farm tractor controls, as well as implement/ attachment controls for certain tractor implements. WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works outside in pastures and fields and inside in heated dairy barns designed to house dairy heifers and cows. Works under all weather conditions. Subject to manure, urine,dust, odors, pesticides and other chemicals, etc. Must exercise caution and good judgment when working around animals in confined areas, so as to avoid injury or fright to animals. There is exposure to personal injury resulting from kicks, butts, trampling,etc., from spirited or unruly animals; from the heavy physical labor involved; and from the operation of machinery, trucks, and tractors.

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27 November 2019
11 December 2019
23.91 – 27.91
Animal Science