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Grade: 05
* 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 includes caring for wild exotic and/or endangered animals, in a zoological setting.

        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.Do you have a valid state or District of Columbia driver’s license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Which of the following describes your experience caring for animals in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium? (Check all that apply)
  1. I have experience caring for exotic animals in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  2. I have experience caring for domestic animals in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  3. I have experience caring for exotic animals in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  4. I have experience caring for domestic animals in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Which of the following describes your experience monitoring exotic animal behavior for social or medical reasons in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium? (Check all that apply)
  1. I have experience monitoring exotic or domestic animal behavior for social or medical reasons in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  2. I have experience monitoring exotic or domestic animal behavior for social or medical reasons in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  3. I have experience monitoring exotic or domestic animal behavior for social or medical reasons in a wildlife rehabilitation center, refuge, animal sanctuary, clinic, veterinary setting, ranch, or agricultural setting.
  4. I have experience monitoring exotic or domestic animal behavior for social or medical reasons in a laboratory or research setting.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following describes your experience with data collecting? (Check all that apply)
  1. I have experience collecting husbandry or research data (e.g., weights, food consumption, activity levels) on exotic or domestic animals in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  2. I have experience collecting husbandry or research data (e.g., weights, food consumption, activity levels) on exotic animals in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  3. I have experience collecting husbandry or research data (e.g., weights, food consumption, activity levels) on exotic animals in a research, medical, rehabilitation or agricultural setting.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Which of the following describes your experience conducting informal animal demonstrations, keeper talks, and tours? (Check all that apply)
  1. I have experience regularly conducting formal, scheduled animal demonstrations and/or tours at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  2. I have experience regularly conducting informal animal demonstrations and/or tours at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  3. I have experience regularly conducting formal, scheduled animal demonstrations and/or tours at an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  4. I have experience regularly conducting informal animal demonstrations and/or tours at an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  5. I have experience conducting talks or tours at an animal facility.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following describes your experience with animal enrichment and/or training devices? (Check all that apply)
  1. I have experience designing, constructing, and installing enrichment devices in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  2. I have experience assisting with designing, constructing, and installing enrichment devices in an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium.
  3. I have experience designing, constructing, and installing enrichment devices in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  4. I have experience assisting with designing, constructing, and installing enrichment devices in an unaccredited zoo or aquarium.
  5. I have experience designing, constructing, and installing enrichment devices for animals at an animal facility.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 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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