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Lab Animal Care Attendant

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Lab Animal Health

Division Name
College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title
Lab Animal Care Attendant

Job Class Code
ID03 (A-C)

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a Lab Animal Care Attendant position. This individual is responsible for performing daily care of multiple animal species and for ensuring animal housing facilities are supplied appropriately for animal care, research and teaching activities. This is a kennel husbandry position with indoor/outdoor components.

Learn more about VET MED and check out our facilities here:

Why should YOU work for VET MED ?
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • Generous relocation allowance to make your move easier.
  • Competitive state retirement program offering vesting after 10 years of service.
  • How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays .
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
Need we say more? Probably not – but just in case:

About Auburn:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Why employees choose Auburn:
Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment:
Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Ensures animal cages and/or containment rooms are kept clean and orderly. Restocks supplies needed for cleaning rooms and meeting care animal needs.
  • May perform a variety of animal care duties including but not limited to feeding, watering, monitoring basic animal health and behavior, cage change out and cleaning of kennels.
  • May perform a variety of animal care facility services including but not limited to upkeep and maintenance of animal housing areas such as but not limited to sweeping, mopping, sanitization of walls, floors, tables, and equipment.
  • Assists with animal treatment and health needs on an as needed.
  • Assists with quality assurance and reports mechanical or physical plant issues.
  • May perform a variety of duties in animal support areas including but not limited to laundry, cleaning and sterilizing equipment and loading and unloading supply racks.
  • Adherence and understanding of biosecurity protocols including but not limited to wearing correct personal protective equipment ( PPE ), stocking of PPE, and maintaining footbaths.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Depending on the combination of education and experience, the selected finalist will be hired as an Attendant, Lab Animal Care and assigned level I, II, or III .

Level I requires a High school diploma or equivalent.

Level II requires a High school diploma or equivalent plus 2 years of experience in animal care and husbandry practices. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Level III
requires a High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of experience in animal care and husbandry practices. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Physical Requirements/ ADA
  • Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment. Work schedules, volume of work, or priorities seldom change; able to anticipate new work; minimum distractions or interruptions; seldom involves conflicting demands on time.
  • Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Job occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, and stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling.
  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically
Minimum Technology Skills
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to receive and respond to email.
Minimum License and Certifications
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Some positions may require Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician ( ALAT ), Laboratory Animal Technician ( LAT ), and/or Laboratory Animal Technologist ( LATG ).
  • Some positions may require the ability to obtain AALAS certifications once hired.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$31,200 - $39,800

Job Category
Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional
Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:45pm; Some holidays and every other weekend

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Posting Date

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other
  3. Other Documentation
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
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  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
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  4. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
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