Animal Caretaker Job in Beltsville, Maryland – Department of Agriculture



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Agriculture. The opening is for an Animal Caretaker in Beltsville, Maryland Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Animal Caretaker – Beltsville, Maryland
Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 341190
Start Date: 10/09/2020
End Date: 10/23/2020

Qualification Summary
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement:
10/23/2020Qualifications 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 Caretakerwithout 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 is often required 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 animals. Working Condition:
Incumbent works in dairy barns designed to house both growing and lactating cows in groups and individual tie and box stalls. Is required to work under all weather conditions or in situations where temperature variance is extreme as in passing from heated barns to outside areas. Subject to manure, urine, dust odors, chemicals, etc. There is exposure to personal injury resulting from kicks, butts, trampling, etc., from spirited or unruly animals, and from the operation of machinery.

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