Dog Groomer NA-07

Expiring today

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located at the Fort Belvoir Patriot Kennels.
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  • Looks after the condition of dogs' coats by shampooing, clipping, trimming and grooming. Keeps dog comfortable, safe and secure at all times. Advises owners on their dog's coat care, 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. 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. May 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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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
  • 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.


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.
5. Requires basic clerical experience, making appointments, collecting fees and setting up and maintaining files.


Additional information

  • Manual Application: 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 3:30pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement 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.
  • Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
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  • Applications are valid for 90 days days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting official as additional vacancies occur.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Parent of a Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow(er) of a Veteran (OAV)

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) may be accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433
  • Marriage Certificate
  • PCS Orders
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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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