Dog Groomer NA-07

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Full Time

  • 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.


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 is 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 06:30am - 06:00pm, to include occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:


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.

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.

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.
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