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Equine Facilities & Equipment Manager

Company: U.S. Army Military District of Washington
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Summary About the Position: Serve as the Equine Facilities and Equipment Manager for the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, 1st Battalion, 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Responsible for the development and implementation of management strategies pertaining to the operations and upkeep of equine facilities, pastures, and tack. Responsibilities Direct facilities maintenance and upkeep in accordance with all federal, state, installation, and Army policies and regulations. Manage all aspects of maintenance and upkeep for the horse areas including pastures, hay barn, grain shed, and other similar areas. Ensure the equine grazing areas are clean and organized and kept at a high standard of professional appearance. Implement and maintain a pasture management plan which includes pasture renovation and management, pasture and grazing management, soil fertility and weed control, and mowing and compost spreading. Maintain sanitary conditions in all components of the pasture and training arena, including the horse stables facility, handling, and treatment areas. Oversee repairs of fences and gates to ensure safety of horses, staff, and guests. Manage the Caisson Platoon leather shop and serve as subject matter expert for all tack fabrication, utilization, and accountability issues. Provide training and instruction; demonstrates proper work methods; and ensures required plans, material and tools are available to three or more Soldiers in accomplishing their trade. Develop leather shop budget and provide guidance on priority and procurement ensuring needed stock is obtained from supply locations. Work with the equine veterinarian to ensure horses receive proper nutrition from grass and hay. Oversees all administrative supply operations, policies, and procedures; execution of supply requisitioning and receipt actions and excess property turn-in procedures; and inventory and stock control functions and property accountability procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: maintenance and upkeep of equine facilities; pasture management; equine tack; harness fabrication and maintenance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Animal Husbandry Contract Management Leadership Education Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job you must meet the qualification requirement using experience - no substitution for experience is permitted. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Management position. You may claim military spouse preference. If an MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. This is a Mission Essential position: if this area experiences severe weather conditions that result in the installation being closed for normal business operations, you are still required to report for or remain on duty to maintain infrastructure operations, health, safety, and security. This is a Key position: This position shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the agency to function effectively. Because of the essential nature of this position, shall require that it NOT be filled by members of the National Guard, Ready Reservists or military retirees with recall obligations to preclude such position from being vacated during a mobilization.

Keywords: U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Arlington , Equine Facilities & Equipment Manager, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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