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Biologist (Assistant Curator)

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
High School 2 Year

The employer's lack of disclosure of salary means that you have bargaining power. One of the prerequisites for this job is that you have successfully completed High School. The Biologist (Assistant Curator) job opening was released on February 3, 2024, and it will be removed on March 2, 2024. To be eligible for this job, you need to have a minimum of 24 months of experience in the same field. The employer is looking for a skilled worker in Washington, but is open to considering applicants from other locations. Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is looking for internship candidates who are eager to learn. The work will be performed at Washington , DC , Washington , DC.

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Biologist (Assistant Curator)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024


The Biologist (Assistant Curator) will provide daily care of animals for the National Zoo. This involves, breeding, education, conservation, exhibition, collection planning and support of research for a collection.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide daily care of exotic/endangered animals in National Zoological and Conservation Biology Institute.

  • Develop and monitor plans to ensure the animals are maintained in a fashion that encourages naturalistic behaviors.

  • Assign and schedule work, coordinate programs, provide technical work direction, establishing priorities and deadlines.

  • Serve on a team comprising of NZCBI staff architects, designers, and contractors to help design and construct animal facilities.

  • Ensure accurate and complete information on animals is provided to the public in labeling, graphics, and other materials on the collection of animals.

  • Coordinate keeper training, and maintain commissary, supply in support of program goals.

  • Maintain accurate records on animals to ensure complete inventory of all animals.


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Experience Required

Degree: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to the basic qualification requirement above: Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as assisting with management, care, and training of a collection of living wild animals in a zoological setting; assisting with various administrative processes; and facilitating research or data collection. 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. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Or Education: To qualify at the GS-09 grade level based on education, applicants must successfully complete 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Education This position has a Positive Education Requirement


Comprehensive Benefits Package


$68,405 - $88,926 per year

How to Apply

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024                                                                                                                                           

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Announcement number: 24R-CW-310291-DEU-NZP

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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

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