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Animal Caretaker

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
These positions are located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Beltsville, MD. The incumbents of these positions are responsible for the care and maintenance of a group of animals (cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, guinea pigs, etc.) being raised for or used in scientific experiments with animal diseases or parasitic conditions and in this capacity performs work in connection with the propagation and feeding, care and handling of the animals.
Job Requirements
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement:

12/12/2019 Qualifications 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 without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)). Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration. PHYSICAL EFFORTS:

The incumbent may use greater strength or agility to handle cantankerous or more active animals. Incumbent's work frequently requires lifting and carrying feed and materials weighing 80 lbs. WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works in closely confined rooms and areas or in outside areas. May be required to work in all kinds of weather or in situations where temperature variance is considerable. Incumbent is also subject to disagreeable odors and contagious diseases. There is also a greater degree of exposure to injury from bites and kicks since incumbent personally handles sick or ill-natured animals. Incumbent is subject to danger of falls on damp, wet,and slippery barn floors. Subject to injury from equipment and vehicle operation.

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27 November 2019
12 December 2019
19.92 – 23.24
Animal Science