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Smithsonian Institution Animal Keeper (Commissary) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary 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 zoo animals. Responsibilities Provides for the daily care of zoo animals in the collection. Actively participates in the training and enrichment programs for collection animals. Receives, inspects, stores, prepares, and issues food and dietary supplements, forage, and bedding materials; Monitors collection animals 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 zoo animals and other topics of interest. Assists professional and scientific personnel in carrying out studies of animal collections. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Physical Requirements: This position requires the physical ability to perform moderately heavy work including lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 100 lbs.; work outside in all weather conditions with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen and insects; climb ladders and stairs; and stand and walk for extended periods. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement. For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm. Qualifications In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/ Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.aspLeave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.aspLife Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.aspLong Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.comRetirement Program - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/