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Recurrent Staff Employee

Job Details

Extended Job Title

Recurrent Staff Employee

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7

272101 - LARC Admin Ama

Position Description

A job involving an appointment for infrequent temporary work where the employee is called in as needed.

Requisition ID


Travel Required


Pay Grade Maximum

Salary commensurate with education, experience and/or skills.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Employees in this position are primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the LARC cage washroom.
  • Operate mechanical cage washers and bulk autoclaves in accordance with departmental SOP's to clean, sanitize, and sterilize animal cages, water bottles, and related equipment, including operation of the cage washer, cabinet washer, bedding dump station, bedding fill station, autoclaves, water bottle filler, cage racks, rack recoil station, etc. Promptly report any equipment problems to supervisor, manager, or Associate Director.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all washroom equipment. Conduct daily, weekly, monthly, and other periodic maintenance on cage wash equipment, including: check/ change filters, screens, drains, etc; conducting and logging quality assurance tests, such as temperature indicators, and biological indicators according to SOP's, etc. Report any issues to supervisor, LARC Manager, or Associate Director.
  • Conduct general cleaning and housekeeping of the cage wash areas, including: washing floors, walls, equipment, air vents, sinks, door frames, and feed containers. Take out trash.
  • Transport animal cages, large equipment, water bottles, and feed and bedding supplies within the facility.
  • Maintain feed and bedding rooms. Rotate stock as needed.
  • Fill clean animal cages with proper amount and type of bedding and enrichment, Fill clean water bottles to appropriate levels. Autoclave as needed.
  • Responsible for the daily care of rodents, pigs, and/or frog as assigned in accordance with LARC SOP's. This includes observing, feeding, animal handling, changing cages, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and monitoring care of animals in a manner that is consistent with State, Federal, and Institutional regulations. Change any assigned rodent cages according to schedule, and daily spot changes as needed.
  • Conduct daily animal census counts and health checks as assigned. Accurately record animal census counts on log sheets. report health concerns to Veterinarian or designee. Maintains records of animal care, animal health, and animal room information to be in compliance with NIH, USDA, AAALAC, and animal care facility guidelines.
  • Sanitize facilities, animal housing units, and ancillary animal care equipment. Clean/organize animal rooms, procedure rooms, and hallways within facility as assigned. Remove trash, sweep, and mop floors.
  • Follow all safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) procedures regarding use of chemicals, biohazards, and equipment.
  • Observe and report all problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support systems to Associate Director, LARC Manager, or supervisor.
  • Provide customer service to faculty, students, and research personnel.
  • Available for weekend and holiday duties as assigned on a rotational basis. This includes animal feed and water checks, health checks, environmental checks, and facility checks. Report any issues to supervisor or Associate Director.
  • Operate departmental vehicles to retrieve animals and/or supplies as needed. Assist with vehicle cleaning/maintenance as needed. This includes taking vehicles to garage, gas station, or car wash.
  • Miscellaneous additional duties as requested by the supervisor, manager, and/or veterinarian/director.
Grant Funded?


Pay Grade Minimum

Salary commensurate with education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis


Schedule Details

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis will be required

Work Location


Preferred Qualifications
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
  • Previous experience/knowledge regarding animal husbandry preferred.
  • Mechanical skills/experience preferred.

HSC - Amarillo


LARC Admin Ama

Job Type

Part Time

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group

Seasonal and Temporary



EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

Due to the broad nature of work found in this job, minimum qualifications for a particular job will be determined by the hiring manager. The qualifications will be commensurate with level and nature of work to be performed.

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