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7/28 - Announcement updated with new application link.
The Smithsonian National Zoo is hiring for an Elephant Keeper. The position is responsible for performing a variety of duties that ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of Asian elephants.
-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.
How you will be evaluated:
Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:
If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:
Do work w/o more than normal supervision
Conducting Animal Demonstrations
Monitor Animal Behavior
$20.63 to $32.35 per hour
All candidates are required to apply through USAJobs.gov:
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Smithsonian National Zoological Park3001 Connecticut Avenue NWWashington, DC
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