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    Summary

    This position is located in the National Zoological Park (NZP). The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties that ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of Asian elephants.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs a variety of duties that ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of Asian elephants.

    WG-5:

    • Provides for the daily care of Asian elephants in the collection.
    • Actively participates in the training and enrichment programs for Asian elephants.
    • Receives, inspects, stores, prepares, and issues food and dietary supplements, forage, and bedding materials;
    • Monitors Asian elephants for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions; and reports observations.
    WG-7: In addition to the WG-5 duties:
    • Connects with visitors regarding animal natural history, conservation programs, natural habitats, status in the wild, care and feeding of Asian elephants and other topics of interest.
    • Assists professional and scientific personnel in carrying out studies of animal collections.
    WG-9:
    • Provides for the daily care of Asian elephants in the collection.
    • Actively participates in the training and enrichment programs for Asian elephants.
    • Receives, inspects, stores, prepares, and issues food and dietary supplements, forage, and bedding materials;
    • Monitors Asian elephants for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions; and reports observations.
    • Connects with visitors regarding animal natural history, conservation programs, natural habitats, status in the wild, care and feeding of Asian elephants and other topics of interest.
    • Assists professional and scientific personnel in carrying out studies of animal collections.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488206000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.