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Grade: 12
* 1.Choose the one answer that describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for biological science positions.
  1. I have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience that includes courses equivalent to a major of biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Do you have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position? This experience must be related to the work of the position and be at or equivalent to the Grade 11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position.
  1. I have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-11 level related to the work of this position. This specialized experience is defined as applying biological facts, principles, methods, techniques and procedures to the management of great apes and/or large exotic carnivores in a zoological park setting, especially in the areas of husbandry, reproduction and population management.

        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 have qualifying education – Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree as described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.

        BRANCHED: * 1.Describe your specific experience/education as it relates to this position.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  4. I do not have the experience or education described above.


Grade: All Grades
Due to the high volume of applications received for Smithsonian vacancies, we are unable to confirm receipt of online application packages including faxed documentation and may not be able to respond to your inquiry on the status of your application. After you complete the online application process, you will receive an automated email message as proof of receipt of application. You may view the status of any faxed supporting documentation by following the steps in the "How to Apply" section of the announcement. We appreciate your patience, as the staffing process to identify highly qualified candidates may take up to four weeks or more to complete. After the announcement closes and application reviews are done, you may be contacted by the hiring office if further evaluation or interviews are required. You will receive an e-mail notification on the final status of the vacancy.

* 1.Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position.
  1. Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. Job fair or informational session

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. Community or professional organization

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  6. Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.






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