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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. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
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  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
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  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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2 Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirement for Biological Sciences positions. Be prepared to submit a transcript on request for proof of education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed requirements for bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college/university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  • I have a combination of successfully completed college-level education that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirement for Geological Sciences positions. Be prepared to submit a transcript on request for proof of education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed requirements for bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college/ university in geology plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
  • I have a combination of successfully completed college-level education that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
4 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience/education as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position, specialized experience is defined as conducting research in the paleobiology of marine macro-invertebrate fossils; exhibits, educational outreach, advising, and/or consulting on areas of research expertise; organization and curation of fossil collections and related data as evidenced by peer-reviewed scientific research publications or their equivalent and experience securing external funding through peer-reviewed grant application process.
  • I have qualifying education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a qualifying combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not have the experience or education described above.