Requisition Number: 03024322 Final Filing Date: 07-26-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ANIMAL TECHNICIAN Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $19.21 - $22.60 / HR Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 50% variable career, effective 08/01/2019 to indefinite Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: CNTR FOR HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT - 061812 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under supervision, provide basic animal care and husbandry for laboratory animals at the Center for Health and the Environment (CHE). Ensure that daily operations of the unit are in compliance with federal, state and University guidelines.
Responsible for performing routine husbandry for laboratory animals including washing and disinfecting animal cages, water bottles, and related equipment; and disinfecting and setting-up animal rooms for new arrivals.
Provide daily animal care in compliance with federal, state, and University guidelines regarding animal facilities. observing animal appearance and behavior and reporting subtle differences to supervisor. Responsible for keeping accurate records of the number of animals housed on a daily basis and submitting these records to supervisor each month.
Physical Demands: Lift/move cages and cage racks, diets, food supplies, and other objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
Work Environment: Subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Work flexible schedule including overtime on evenings/nights, as well as weekends and holidays to meet operational needs
Work in an environment where animals are used in research.
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Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge in the field of animal husbandry and health care requirements and practices, and applicable federal and state regulations and accreditation.
Skills to analyze and interpret federal, state, University, and campus policies and procedures in relation to the maintenance of animal facilities.
Knowledge of basic health parameters for common laboratory animal species and animal identification techniques to recognize signs of illness.
Knowledge of basic animal room and facility requirements to recognize when problems exist.
Skills in sanitation and disinfection practices for laboratory animal cages and related equipment.
Interpersonal and communication skills to work courteously and effectively with the public, Center, campus personnel; and to interact in a pleasant, helpful, effective and informative manner in person and on the telephone with a wide variety of people.
Skills to operate and maintain cage washing machinery.
Knowledge of day-to-day animal facility utilization to accommodate a variety of requests on short notice.
Organizational skills to prioritize workload, to maintain accurate animal records and inventories, and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of employee health and safety regulations.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of University regulations and accreditation related to animal husbandry, health care requirements and practices, and maintenance of research animal colonies.
Knowledge of EH&S safety requirements regarding work with hazardous materials including radiation.
Experience developing protocols and standard operating procedures and communicate guidelines to individuals using the facility.
Experience performing perform tissue dissections, prepare animals for necropsy, and euthanize animals, and manage large numbers of samples.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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