Job Title: Supervisory BiologistJob Announcement Number: 13A-LG-298945-MPA-NZP
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 to
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time, Permanent -
FEW vacancies -
Washington, DC, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
This position is located in the Animal Care Sciences, of the National Zoological Park (NZP). The incumbent serves as the Curator of Primates and is responsible for maintaining excellence in all aspects of the care and welfare of the animals in these areas, including gorillas, orangutans and an assortment of other exotic animals. The incumbent supervises a staff of animal caretakers.
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- Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
- May need to complete a Probationary Period
- Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All applicants must meet these Basic Requirements: (You must submit unofficial school transcripts)
Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If your education was completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
In addition to meeting Basic Requirements above, applicants must have one year of full-time specialized experience. For this position specialized experience is defined as applying biological facts, principles, methods, techniques and procedures to the management of great apes and/or large exotic carnivores in a zoological park setting, especially in the areas of husbandry, reproduction and population management.. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Or Education: PH.D. or eqivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the experience requirements. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Note: Your specialized experience must have been in a position(s) equivalent to duties for the occupation at the next lower grade level for the position being filled as defined by applicable Federal standards.
Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applicants that meet the basic qualifications will have their resume evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Ability to supervise a diverse Animal Care Staff.
- Ability to oversee a complex animal care and management program for great apes.
- Ability to plan and direct exhibit maintenance, improvements and design.
- Ability to collect husbandry and management data and to facilitate and promote research.
- Ability to communicate to the media and general public.
The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.