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Grade: 05

1 This position requires physical exertion. Do you have the ability to apply physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling; and lifting and carrying heavy objects of 100 pounds or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have the ability to perform the duties of the Animal Keeper without more than normal supervision? Related abilities to includes but not limited to: feeding, and providing care for animals; cleaning enclosures, service area and adjacent public areas; and unloading and storing food supplies. Your ability must be detailed in your resume to receive credit. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following zoo or similar settings have you prepared food? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Centralized Zoo Commissary
  • Zoo Commissary
  • Zoo Restaurant
  • Other
  • None of the above
4

For which of the following zoo animals have you prepared food?

Answer to this question is required
  • Primates
  • Birds
  • Reptiles & amphibians
  • Hoof stock
  • Mammalian carnivores
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following activities have you performed in a zoological or similar setting? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Cut/ handle woody browse
  • Handled / cut food items
  • Handled / moved hay
  • Handled / portioned raw meat products
  • Cleaned/ sanitized dishes
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following settings have you best performed warehouse management functions? Answer to this question is required
  • Zoo commissary.
  • Zoo restaurant.
  • Zoo.
  • Other.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following items have you inspected or evaluated for quality? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • All listed below.
  • Whole prey/carcasses.
  • Meat.
  • Bulk dry feeds.
  • Pantry items (canned goods).
  • Produce.
  • None of the above.
8 Would you expect the quality/condition of produce (fruit/vegetable) to change with maturity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following zoo settings have you practiced safe food handling, preparation and sanitation practices, HACCP, and bio-security principles? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Zoo commissary.
  • Zoo restaurant.
  • Zoo.
  • Other.
  • None of the above.
10 Are you serv-safe or similar certified? (if you answer 'Yes' please indicate what certification and how current in attached materials) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 With which of the following programs are you operationally proficient? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Office Platform or similar office platform
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet program
  • Microsoft Word or similar word processing program
  • Inventory software
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following have you used in a food preparation operation in a zoo or similiar setting? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Computer
  • Scale/balance
  • Food processor/blender
  • Motorized vehicles/standard transmission
  • Forklift, pallet jack, lift gate
  • None of the above

Grade: 07

1 This position requires physical exertion. Do you have the ability to apply physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling; and lifting and carrying heavy objects of 100 pounds or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have the ability to perform the duties of the Animal Keeper without more than normal supervision? Related abilities to includes but not limited to: observing, handling, controlling, feeding, and providing care for animals; cleaning enclosures, service area and adjacent public areas; and inspecting stored items, ensuring rotation, and removing outdated/spoiled food. Your ability must be detailed in your resume to receive credit. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following zoo or similar settings have you prepared food? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Centralized Zoo Commissary
  • Zoo Commissary
  • Zoo Restaurant
  • Other
  • None of the above
4

For which of the following zoo animals have you prepared food?

Answer to this question is required
  • Primates
  • Birds
  • Reptiles & amphibians
  • Hoof stock
  • Mammalian carnivores
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following activities have you performed in a zoological setting? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Inspected foodstuffs.
  • Prepared food in a centralized commissary operation.
  • Handled/moved hay.
  • Handled/portioned raw meat products.
  • Cleaned/ sanitized dishes.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following settings have you best performed warehouse management functions? Answer to this question is required
  • Zoo commissary.
  • Zoo restaurant.
  • Zoo.
  • Other.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following items have you inspected or evaluated for quality? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • All listed below.
  • Whole prey/carcasses.
  • Meat.
  • Bulk dry feeds.
  • Pantry items (canned goods).
  • Produce.
  • None of the above.
8 Would you expect the quality/condition of produce (fruit/vegetable) to change with maturity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following zoo settings have you practiced safe food handling, preparation and sanitation practices, HACCP, and bio-security principles? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Zoo commissary.
  • Zoo restaurant.
  • Zoo.
  • Other.
  • None of the above.
10 Are you serv-safe or similar certified? (if you answer 'Yes' please indicate what certification and how current in attached materials) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following have you used in a food preparation operation in a zoo or similar setting? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Computer
  • Scale/balance
  • Food processor/blender
  • Motorized vehicles/forklifts
  • None of the above
12 With which of the following programs are you operationally proficient? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Office Platform or similar office platform
  • Microsoft Access or similar database program
  • Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet program
  • Microsoft Word or similar word processing program
  • Inventory software
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following have you used in a food preparation operation in a zoo or similiar setting? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Computer
  • Scale/balance
  • Food processor/blender
  • Motorized vehicles/standard transmission
  • Forklift, pallet jack, lift gate
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position.
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
  • Job fair or informational session
  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
  • Community or professional organization
  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)