Animal Care Tech B

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 34022 University Title Animal Care Technician 2 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Animal Care Tech B Position Number 544040 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Animal Care Facility Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Conduct accurate observations and reporting of animal health and cage elements for multiple species housed within DAR vivaria (food, water, bedding). Provide basic animal husbandry (i.e., cage, water, food change), cage/animal census, and room/vivarium/cage wash housekeeping activities. Participate in staff training and employee health and safety programs. Follow the VCU Code of conduct to offer a consistently high quality of customer service.

Minimum Hiring Standards

High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to follow both oral and written instructions required. Must have some experience working with animals, either in laboratory or clinic, or have been responsible for personal pets. Must be able to lift 50 lbs easily; to stand for long periods of time up to one hour; to interact with animals for long periods of time; to handle animals safely; to coexist with animals; to disinfect walls, floors, and cages; to daily inspect rooms and determine when supplies are needed. Must be able to properly handle and apply chemicals safely during room cleaning processes; to wear any protective clothing or materials as needed; to observe and respond to situations in an appropriate manner. Individual needs to be able to work well with others and to meet deadlines. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

AALAS certification at ALAT level preferred.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $25,000-$33,100 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40+ Normal Work Days/Hours M-F/7:30 AM-4:00 PM Job Open Date 11/12/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your feeling concerning the use of animals in research

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * This position requires interaction with animals. Do you have any criminal convictions that would preclude you from being considered for this position? This may include crimes of moral turpitude such as animal abuse, animal neglect, animal fighting, etc. (A conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness, and the extent to which it is related to the job for which you are applying.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * This position requires long periods of standing in order to perform the job duties; are you able to stand for long periods of time?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe any work experience relevant to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Resume

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