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    This position is located in the National Zoological Park (NZP).  The employee is responsible for performing a variety of duties that ensure the proper preparation and distribution of diets for all animals (Elephants, Primates, Wildlife Health Sciences, American Trail, and Pandas/Asia Trail) in the NZP collection.

    This position is Temporary NTE 2 years.

    The incumbent of this position may be assigned to any unit within Animal Care Sciences, including the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Wildlife Health Sciences, or Animal Programs. The incumbent will perform some or all of the following duties under the supervision of the responsible curator, Commissary Manager, or Clinical Veterinarian. Temporary duty at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, may be included as part of training in specific husbandry techniques for staff. 

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    • The employee is responsible for performing a variety of duties that ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of wild and exotic animals.
    • Monitors animals for symptoms of illness, injuries or other unusual conditions. 
    • Accurately prepares diets for the animals in the Zoo collection.
    • Harvesting bamboo and woody browse for animals in the NZP collection.
    • Monitors food for quality and safety.
    • Practices safe food handling, preparation, and sanitation.
    • Operates equipment and tools to move, prepare, and distribute diets to animals in the NZP collection.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
    Note:  Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #18R-LM-303980-MPA-NZP.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507414500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.