Laborer (Stables)

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
Jul 14, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Naval Support Activity, Regional Support Services Program, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department. The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of routine duties in support of the Stables Program. This position is located at the Stables located on Oceana Naval Air Station, in Virginia Beach, Va.
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This position performs some or all of the following duties:

Greets each guest checking Identification Cards (ID) to ensure only authorized patrons utilize the program and are properly signed in. Accepts reservations and answers questions either in person or via telephone in regards to hours of operation, upcoming events. barnd fees, etc. Operates a csh register, ringin sales for barn fees, trail rides, riding lessions, etc. providing correct change to the customer. At end of shift, completes the Daily Activit Report (DAR), ensures all cash handling/reporting/securign requirements are met, verifies the amount of money collected and drops the cahier bag into the drop safe. Accompanies guests on trail rides and pony rides. Grooms, tacks horses, feeds hays, and waters horses. Briefly observes horses and reports any illness or injuries to the supervisor immediately. Responsible for cleaning stalls, buildings, and grounds and assisting with minor repair of buildings, simple farm equipment, pastures, trails and woodlands. This may include but is not limited to painting, replacing fences, seeding, mowing, clearing, etc. Performs basic cleaning duties to maintain a constant and clean working area (both inside and outside the facility) to ensure all current safety and sanitaiton requirements are followed and maintained. Sweep/mops floors, cleans stalls and restrooms ensuring they are clean, orderly and sanitary. Performs a variety of simple maintenance (mowing, plowing, etc) using a variety of farm equipment. Reports all equipment malfunctions to supervisor for corrective action. Upon closure of he facility, completes fire and safety checks, secures all doors, windows, storerooms, stalls, ect. and briefly oserves horses. Notifies the "trouble desk" of the Public Works Department (CWPD) of any emergencies that may occur. Prepares and submits daily report of night operations, to include both minor and serious incidents. This includes equipment breakdown or repairs, leaks, personnel/staffing problems related to work situations and any other infromation that may affect the operation of the facility and/or managment decisions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be willing and able to perform a background check.


Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • This position is subject to an irregular tour of duty, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • A valid state driver's license is strongly perferred as the incumbent may be required to pick up supplies and/or equipment off-site.
  • Must possess fluent command of the English language and be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be skilled in customer service techniques, tack and good judgment.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • USAJobs Resume
  • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
  • If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.
  • If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.
  • If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.
  • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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