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Grade: 07
* 1.This position requires physical exertion such as extended periods of standing, walking, bending and stooping; and lifting and carrying heavy objects of 100 pounds or less. I am able to satisfy the physical requirements of this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have the ability to do the work of an experienced Animal Keeper without more than normal supervision demonstrated by experience performing a full range of specialized duties that contribute to the proper care, feeding, training, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of elephants.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous questions: i.e. agency/company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. I do NOT have experience as described above.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience caring for elephants in a zoological setting?
  1. I have experience caring for elephants in a zoological setting.
  2. I have experience caring for elephants in another setting.
  3. I have experience caring for other animals in a zoological setting.
  4. I have experience caring for other animals in another setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience with animal-related publications and presentations?
  1. I have experience sharing my animal care knowledge with peers by authoring and publishing animal-related articles for peer-reviewed publications or trade publications, and by giving presentations at conferences, workshops, or seminars.
  2. I have experience sharing my animal care knowledge with peers by authoring and publishing animal-related articles for peer-reviewed publications or trade publications, or by giving presentations at conferences, workshops, or seminars.
  3. I have experience sharing my animal care knowledge with co-workers by authoring and publishing animal-related articles for internal publications and by giving presentations at my facility.
  4. I have experience sharing my animal care knowledge with co-workers by authoring and publishing animal-related articles for internal publications or by giving presentations at my facility.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience monitoring elephants for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in a zoological setting?
  1. I have experience monitoring elephants for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in a zoological setting.
  2. I have experience monitoring elephants for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in another setting.
  3. I have experience monitoring other animals for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in a zoological setting.
  4. I have experience monitoring other animals for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in a wildlife rehabilitation center, refuge, animal sanctuary, clinic, veterinary setting, ranch, or agricultural setting.
  5. I have experience monitoring other animals for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions in a commercial setting such as a pet store or breeder.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following do you have experience observing elephant behaviors such as social interactions, breeding, aggression, etc. in a zoological setting?
  1. I have experience observing elephant behaviors such as social interactions, breeding, aggression, etc. in a zoological setting.
  2. I have experience observing elephant behaviors such as social interactions, breeding, aggression, etc. in another setting.
  3. I have experience observing other animal behaviors such as courtship, breeding, aggression, etc. in a zoological setting.
  4. I have experience observing other animal behaviors such as courtship, breeding, aggression, etc. in a wildlife rehabilitation center, refuge, animal sanctuary, clinic, veterinary setting, ranch, or agricultural setting.
  5. I have experience observing other animal behaviors such as courtship, breeding, aggression, etc. in a commercial setting such as pet store or breeder.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your elephant handling experience?
  1. I have experience handling elephants for demonstrations, veterinary care, or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  2. I have experience assisting with handling elephants for demonstrations, veterinary care, or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  3. I have experience handling wild or exotic animals for demonstrations, veterinary care, or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  4. I have experience assisting with handling wild or exotic animals for demonstrations, veterinary care, or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  5. I have experience handling domestic animals for demonstrations, veterinary care, or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience in restraining elephants?
  1. I have experience assisting assisted with elephant restraint for veterinary care or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  2. I have experience applying leg restraints on elephants to restrict movement for management needs in and animal care facility.
  3. I have experience using an elephant restraint device such as a hydraulic squeeze, a static restraint chute, etc.
  4. I have experience assisting with the capture and restraint of wildlife or exotic animals for veterinary care or other management needs in an animal care facility
  5. I have experience assisting with the capture and restraint of domestic animals for veterinary care or other management needs in an animal care facility.
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience conducting elephant demonstrations or shows?
  1. I have experience assisting with developing and presenting formal, scheduled elephant demonstrations or shows at an animal facility.
  2. I have experience through training to present formal, scheduled elephant demonstrations or shows at an animal facility.
  3. I have experience assisting with presenting formal, scheduled animal demonstrations or shows at an animal facility.
  4. I have experience serving as a narrator/interpreter for the visiting public during an elephant demonstration at an animal facility.
  5. I have not been involved with presenting formal, scheduled animal demonstrations or shows at an animal facility.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your experience conducting informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, and tours?
  1. I have experience regularly conducting informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, and tours at an animal facility.
  2. I have experience regularly conducting two of the following at an animal facility – informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, or tours.
  3. I have experience regularly conducting informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, or tours at an animal facility.
  4. I have experience assisting with conducting informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, and/or tours at an animal facility.
  5. I have experience conducting talks or tours at a non-animal facility.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your elephant enrichment experience?
  1. I have experience being responsible for the development and implementation of enrichment plans for animals in a zoological setting.
  2. I have experience designing, constructing and installing elephant appropriate enrichment devices.
  3. I have experience assisting with design, construction, and/or installation of elephant enrichment devices.
  4. I have experience designing enrichment opportunities for other animals in a zoological facility.
  5. I have experience implementing enrichment plans for animals at an animal facility.
  6. None of the above.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your elephant training experience?
  1. I have experience assisting with the conditioning of new behaviors with elephants at an animal facility.
  2. I have experience maintaining established behaviors with elephants at an animal facility.
  3. I have experience independently developing training plans and conditioned new behaviors with animals in a zoological setting, and have trained other staff on conditioning techniques.
  4. I have experience independently developing training plans and conditioning new behaviors with animals in a zoological setting.
  5. I have experience independently developing training plans and conditioning new behaviors with animals in another animal facility.
  6. None of the above.


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