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Animal Keeper (Small Mammal House)

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The closing date has been extended to September 29, 2017. This position is located in the National Zoological Park (NZP). The purpose of this position is to ensure the proper care, feeding, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores at the Small Mammal House. The incumbent of this position may be assigned to a unit within the departments of Animal Programs, Animal Nutrition, or Animal Health. The incumbent may rotate between Animal Programs and the Commissary as part of a training program or be reassigned to one of the three animal care departments depending on animal care requirements. The incumbent will perform some or all of the following duties under the supervision of the responsible curator, Commissary Manager, or clinical veterinarian. Temporary duty at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, may be included as part of training in specific husbandry techniques for staff whose permanent duty station is Washington, D. C. Similarly, staff hired to work at the Front Royal facility may be temporarily detailed to the Rock Creek Park facility. This is the entry-level position in a career ladder to WG-9; work is performed in a training capacity to prepare the incumbent to advance to the next level in the career ladder, Animal Keeper, WG-5001-7. Learn more about this agency


  • Provides for the daily care of primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores in the collection.

  • Actively participates in the training and enrichment programs for primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores.

  • Receives, inspects, stores, prepares, and issues food and dietary supplements, forage, and bedding materials.

  • Monitors primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores for symptoms of illness, injuries, or other unusual conditions; and reports observations.

  • Connects with visitors regarding animal natural history, conservation programs, natural habitats, care and feeding of primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores and other topics of interest.

  • Assists professional and scientific personnel in carrying out studies of animal collections.

Travel Required Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential

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This job is open to

… This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #17R-LM-303094-MPA-NZP. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 5001 Miscellaneous Plant And Animal Work

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Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.

  • May need to complete a Probationary Period.

  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


PHYSICAL EFFORT:The work requires the ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 100 pounds. The work also requires extended periods of standing, walking, bending, and stooping.

WORKING CONDITIONS:The work is performed indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. The incumbent is exposed to dust and to unpleasant odors and noises from the animals and to cleaning solutions and other chemicals. The work is performed on concrete floors and other hard surfaces. The work may be performed in closed or cramped spaces. The incumbent is exposed to bites, scratches, and animal waste, and may be exposed to animal parasites and zoonotic diseases.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:The incumbent must receive immunizations to guard against zoonotic diseases and is subject to regular medical screening. The incumbent may be assigned to any eight hour shift and is subject to call at any time, including weekends and holidays. The incumbent is considered to be emergency personnel for purposes of being on call during government shutdowns due to inclement weather, Code Red terrorism alerts, and other emergency situations, to ensure adequate animal care is provided as required. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement. For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM’s web site at

Qualifications In order to be rated qualified

, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. 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.


Additional information Flexible Spending Accounts

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How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above


How you will be evaluated: Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met: 1. Ability to do the work of an Animal Keeper by performing a full range of specialized duties that contribute to the proper care, feeding, training, exhibition, and propagation of a collection of primates, carnivores, insectivores, and frugivores. If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated: 2. Ability to care for exotic mammals in a zoological or similar setting. 3. Skill in observing animals to interpret unusual behavior, symptoms of illness, injury of exotic mammals. 4. Skill in handling wild or exotic animals in a safe and non-stressful manner; and following animal care procedures in feeding, cleaning enclosures, and capturing and transporting wild exotic and/or endangered animals. 5. Knowledge of the physical, environmental and behavior patterns of wild exotic and/or endangered animals. 6. Skill in using hand and mechanical tools in order to care for animals and to construct exhibits. 7. Ability to communicate in writing to maintain records, produce reports and record observations of animal behavior. 8. Ability to communicate orally in order to provide information to the public in an educational setting. 9. Skill in training animals. 10. Skill in implementing animal enrichment programs for wild or exotic mammals. Applicants who meet or exceed the screen-out element will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category

  • Meets the screen-out element and excels in most of the job related elements above. Better Category

  • Meets the screen-out element and satisfies most of the job related elements above. Good Category

  • Meets the screen-out element, but does not satisfy most of the job related elements above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here. Read more

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance Public Trust

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Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents: * Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

  • Proof of Veteran's Preference
  • DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits A career with the U

.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees

  • Healthcare insurance

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How to Apply

Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:

  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;

OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.

  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below. Read more

Agency contact information

Lily Mellor


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Next steps At the end of the application process

, you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully, which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.

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. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more

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  • New employee probationary period This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/07/2017 to 09/29/2017 Salary: $19.03 to $22.21 per hour Pay scale & grade: WG 05 Work schedule: Full-Time

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Book Keeper




  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups.


  • Must have experience in Fashion Accounting
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks.
  • Knowledge of Full Circle ERP is a plus.
  • Detailed Oriented. Organized and able to prioritize work load. Fast growing company capable of working in a demanding environment.
  • Strong Time Management Skills necessary. Must communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Accomplishes the result by performing the duty.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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Travel Account Manager And Book Keeper

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Virtual office, Work at Home - 25-35 hours per week. is a private tour company that creates and arranges multiday itineraries for clients visiting Paris. AC is seeking a Travel Account Manager and Book Keeper to work with other resources in the US and France. Can work from anywhere in the US.

Summary of Job Description

- Generate customer travel itineraries from itinerary outlines created by Sales

- Price customer itineraries

- Enter/maintain tour schedules on a shared online calendar

- Assign tasks to Paris administrator to make bookings, confirmation concierge/guide assignments, and transportation arrangements for client tours.

- Manage and maintain standardized tour descriptions and pricing

- Accept client charge payments for tour deposits and final costs

- Collect daily tour reports, tabulate tour costs, and identify additional expenses to be charged to client.

- Perform Monthly reconciliation of all tour revenues, expenses, fees, and salaries.

- General Book Keeping and working with company accountant on quarterly financial reviews and year end taxes.

- Attend

Skillsets / Tools

- Prior Book Keeping and accounting experience required

- Good communication skills for client contacts

- Some knowledge of the Travel industry preferred

- Significant Knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks

- Working knowledge of creating formatted Word documents and generating Adobe PDF files from word or excel files.

- Knowledge of maintaining online calendars (e.g. Outlook or Google Calendar)

- Working with shared online Documents such as Drop Box or Google Docs

Meetings and other working relationships

- Attend 3-4 work meetings per week

- Work with US Sales person and Paris Operations people for creating and organizing travel itineraries

- Work with Head of Operations in Paris for monthly financial reconciliation

Location / Time

- Can work remotely or from home

- Expected work time: 25 – 35 hrs per week based on season

- Work times for each day can be standardized but flexible. Some after-hours work may be needed for last minute client requests (maybe 3-4 hours per week).

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Book Keeper

Job Description

Our company is currently seeking ​a Book Keeper to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records, billing and collection of claims for our company. 


  • Obtain primary financial data for accounting records
  • Compute and record numerical data 
  • Check the accuracy of business transactions
  • Perform data entry and administrative duties 


  • Previous experience in accounting, finance, or other related fields
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP
  • Excellent knowledge of Quickbooks
  • MS office and Office 365
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Company Description

TeleSpecialists will provides a Turn Key solution for all On Call services for the Healthcare community.
Our physician leadership consists of physicians highly respected in their field, who help design clinical programs (such as critical care program or Stroke program) that best fits the objectives of hospital systems.
Within this clinical infrastructure, our IT experts help define functional equipment, and design technology systems which best fit your hospital system.
Originally founded as a start-up neurology telemedicine company, Virtual Neurology, in 2013, TeleSpecialists grew out of a collaboration of multiple board certified physicians including neurologists, psychiatrists, and critical care providers. Over time, TeleSpecialists has continued to expand in physician workforce, service lines, and hospital endpoints but has never lost sight of its primary focus, quality patient care and customer service. We have created a revolutionary solution to the growing physician shortage dilemma. Our comprehensive service not only guarantees 24/7/365 emergent and non-emergent consultations, but also allows the flexibility for local physicians to cover their own services with our on demand assistance.

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Book Keeper Accountant

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Apartment Grounds Keeper

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Apartment Porters and Groundskeepers
BG Staffing is hiring for porters and groundskeepers in in the Insert City here and surrounding areas. Both permanent and temporary positions are available. Immediate work available and weekly pay!

Job Responsibilities:
• Property Clean-up
• Trash pick-up/trash removal
• Pool cleaning
• Assisting Maintenance Team

Please call or respond by email with your resume and or contact information to promptly schedule an interview.
BG Staffing has been a leader in staffing for the multi-family apartment industry for over 25 years. Please feel free to visit our website at We are an equal opportunity employer and support a drug-free work environment.

BG Staffing's Candidate Commitment:

  • We are contacting you for a real job opportunity
  • We do not conduct fake interviews
  • We will not ask you for references unless you are being considered for a job
  • We will give you feedback the moment we get it from our client
  • We NEVER subcontract. All of our customers are the end user

Company Description

At BG Multifamily, we work with you to help you find the right job. From the moment you turn in your application until the moment you are placed, our professional recruiters will work hard to find the right opportunity for you.

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Book Keeper Advanced

Job Description

Our company is currently seeking ​a Book Keeper Advanced to join our team! You will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records for our company. 


  • Obtain primary financial data for accounting records
  • Compute and record numerical data 
  • Check the accuracy of business transactions
  • Perform data entry and administrative duties 


  • Previous experience in accounting, finance, or other related fields
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Company Description

Licensed Contractor

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Book Keeper

Job Description

Our company is currently seeking ​a Book Keeper to join our winning team! You will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records, invoicing, paying bills, accounts receivables and Quick Books.


  • Obtain primary financial data for accounting records
  • Compute and record numerical data
  • Check the accuracy of business transactions
  • Perform data entry and administrative duties
  • Filing
  • Tracking invoices and bill paying


  • Previous experience in accounting, finance, or other related fields
  • Fundamental knowledge of Quick Books
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Company Description

Lyons HR is a full-service staffing company providing quality employees to companies in the Automotive, Light Industrial and Professional industries. In 2016, as a company, Lyons HR serviced 15,000 work site employees across the Southeastern United States as well as assisted companies with Human Resource Services such as payroll, benefits, workers' compensation, and HR compliance.
Founded in 1995, the Staffing Division has 8 offices across the state of Alabama and has experienced rapid growth in the last 3 years. Lyons HR plans continued growth for both divisions, Staffing and PEO, by expanding office locations into new markets across the Southeast in the near future.

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Office Manager/Book Keeper

Job Description

Accountant/Office Manager

Contractor in business for 45 years needs accountant and all around office administrator. Well organized, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and provide high-level of accuracy. Great attitude with a strong desire to learn and improve, but yet maintains all office details – filing system, postage, ordering office supplies, etc.


Accounts Payable:

  • Receives all vendor invoices and W-9s (if applicable)

  • Codes vendor invoices to the proper general ledger accounts by job and class

  • Obtains required approvals for invoices and payment

  • Maintains vendor files

  • Weekly vendor invoice payment runs via check or wire transfer

  • Processes annual 1099 tax forms for applicable vendors

    Accounts Receivable:

  • Records all receipts to correct customer job

  • Review of aging and collection

  • Filing of state excise and sales tax with knowledge of use tax.


  • Record all time sheets in QuickBooks for hours – job – class.

  • Process payroll 

  • Responsible for all federal tax deposits and preparation of all quarterly tax reports, W’2s and W3

  • Medical Insurance allocation, garnishments and support payments

  • Maintains L&I claim files for owner

    General Ledger/Period Close:

  • Maintains schedule for prepaid expenses, fixed assets and depreciation, accruals, and prepares related-journal entries

  • Record journal entries and performs other assigned tasks related to month-end close

  • Reconciles all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis

  • Prepares financial statements at month end on a class basis

    Other Tasks:

  • Process new hire paperwork, Reporting to DSHS

  • Assist the Construction and Maintenance department on misc. tasks

  • Processing vehicle registration and coordinating vehicle repairs


  • High level of experience with QuickBooks using job costing and class allocation

  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook

  • 5+ years experience

  • BA in accounting or equivalent

  • Strong understanding of the general ledger, income statement and balance sheet

  • Competitive salary, medical and benefits

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Full Charge Book Keeper

Job Description

Our company is currently seeking ​an Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist to join our team! You will be responsible for the correct and timely entering of vendor invoices and the processing of customer payments for our company.


  • Timely processing of vendor invoices and customer payments
  • Communicating with customers regarding payment of overdue invoices
  • Working with vendors to resolve disputes including the aptitude to effectively research invoice issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain good vendor and customer relationships
  • Backup to Sales for answering customer phone calls


  • Previous Accounts Payable/Receivable experience. Bookkeeping experience a plus
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Some basic bookkeeping and accounting understanding
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Exhibits ability to solve problems
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Company Description

We are a fast growing Commercial Tool and Equipment Company for the Commercial Trades. Visit us at for more information.

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