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Dog Groomer NA-07

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Closing date
Aug 20, 2022

  • Incumbent looks after the condition of dogs' coats by shampooing, clipping, trimming and grooming. Advises owners on their dog's coat care, grooming and diet. Discusses with the dog's owner what type of grooming is needed.
  • Shampoos, dries, brushes, combs dog's coat to get rid of tangles. Trims dog with electric clippers or stripping knife into the right shape for its bread and styles with scissors. Clips dog's claws, cleans teeth and ears.
  • Maintains cleanliness of kennels and crates. Keeps dog comfortable, safe and secure at all times. Cleans and sanitizes tools and equipment, keeping both in good working condition.
  • Duties involve considerable physical effort including lifting animals weighing up 130 pounds, stretching, bending and working in awkward positions. My use greater strength or agility to restrain stronger or more active animals.
  • Schedules dog grooming appointments, coordinate with Kennel manager, calculate kennel and grooming fees, collect fees and completes appropriate paperwork. Performs other duties as assigned.


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
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Duties involve considerable physical effort including lifting animals weighing up 130 pounds, stretching, bending and working in awkward positions. My use greater strength or agility to restrain stronger or more active animals.
  • 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.
  • Shift work required Mon-Fri between 6:00am - 6:00pm, to include occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Works indoors. Incumbent is exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste, cleaning products, cuts, scrapes and bruises from animal and tools.


1. Requires thorough techniques, knowledge and experience in dog grooming.
2. Knowledge of animal's characteristics, and behavior.
3. Requires skill in handling dogs and apply this skill to transfer dogs into and out of kennels and cages without injuring animals or getting bitten or scratched.
4. Skillful in using corrects tools for grooming. Requires basic clerical experience, making appointments, collecting fees and setting up and maintaining files.

Applicants with at least 2 years of dog grooming experience will be referred to management first. The experience will have to be clearly identified in the resume submitted with application. Grooming certification must be attached.

Additional information

Area of Consideration:
  • The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (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 3:00pm by close date 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 not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.

Temporary Telework due to COVID-19
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending on the terms of the agency's telework policy.
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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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