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    This position is located in the National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Institution (SI).  The employee is responsible for performing a variety of duties that ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of Asian elephants.

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    • 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


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608704500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.