Company: University of California- Irvine Medical Centers
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Updated: Jan 9, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Department: UNIVERSITY LAB ANIMAL RESOURCE
Recruitment Number: 4418
Working Title: Animal Technician
Cost Center: IR7125
Bargaining Unit: TX
Job Code: 009525
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 6am 2:30pm, M-F
This position provides animal husbandry services to research
animals housed in ULAR animal facilities for research, training or
teaching. Animal husbandry services include meeting environmental
and nutritional needs of a variety of animal species, in accordance
with established industry standards, ULAR s Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) and/or directed by facilities manager/supervisor.
Health maintenance responsibilities are at the direction of the
supervisor and veterinary staff. Other duties may be assigned. The
percentage of time at each of these duties may fluctuate according
to the respective demands of each area.
Hourly $20.69 - $22.79
Working knowledge of established animal husbandry practices to
include but not limited to: environmental and nutritional needs of
each species housed in the assigned facility, routine housekeeping
criteria and the supplies and equipment necessary, various methods
of animal restraint and ability to handle the various species
housed in these facilities.
Demonstrated ability to handle and move the variety of metal racks
with or without caging and other facility equipment. Proven ability
up to lift, push, pull and move up to 50 pounds. May be required to
lift, push, pull and move up to 75 pounds with or without
Minimum of 1 year experience working with animals in a laboratory
or academic setting, or hold an associate or bachelor's degree in
biology, zoology, animal science or other related fields.
Demonstrated ability to read, write and verbalize in English
sufficiently well in order to read cage cards, maintain legible
records, understand Standard Operating Procedures, and communicate
animal health information to appropriate personnel.
Demonstrated skill to communicate information clearly and tactfully
in English to a broad variety of people in person and by phone.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and redirect emphasis when
requested or required by special circumstances or additional
Proven ability to function effectively as a team member, follow
directions, work independently, or in shared assignment with
Proven ability to adhere to departmental attendance policies and
Basic computer skills, sufficient to enter data into computer
databases and to send and receive emails.
Certified by AALAS at the Assistant Animal Technician level.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental,
and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides
reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon
request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at
Crawl: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Frequently
Reach above Shoulder Level: Frequently
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Frequently
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Frequently
Perform Calculations: Occasionally
Communicate Orally: Frequently
Reason and Analyze: Frequently
Chemical/Biological Agent: Frequently
Construction Activities: Occasionally
Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently
Drive Motorized Equipment: Occasionally
Confined Spaces: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Occasionally
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Occasionally
Gas System: Occasionally
Other Working Conditions:
close proximity to animals and their bedding
Required to work weekends and holidays on rotation.
May be required to work overtime as needed.
Must wear protective clothing provided by ULAR.
Valid California driver's license required.
Constant exposure to possible allergens in the cage wash area,
including (but not limited to) animal waste from dirty cages, dirty
bedding, animal hair and dander, dust and steam. The work area is
enclosed with no direct access to open air.
Must attend technician training courses/meetings per ULAR s
Must participate in medical monitoring programs as prescribed by
the Occupational Health and Safety Program. This may include
preventive medical programs such as TB screening, tetanus booster,
blood testing, immunizations, medical surveillance and others to
meet the state, federal and UC requirements.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal
contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the
work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work
under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine 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
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