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Animal Technician II (Phoenix, AZ)

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Animal Technician II (Phoenix, AZ)   

JOB TITLE:

Animal Technician II (Phoenix, AZ)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Phoenix Arizona United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Posting Number: req18439

Department: University Animal Care

Location: UAHS - Phoenix

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

University Animal Care (UAC) at the University of Arizona is in search of an Animal Technician II.
This is an entry level position.
The position is distinguished from the Anima Care Technician III in that incumbents are expected to be in cage wash and facility cleaning for most of the day.
The incumbent will be trained in animal care and will be assigned to cover time off and vacations for the facilities Animal Tech IIIs.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to.
This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty.

Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.
For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please arizona.
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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dirty side cage wash duties - Incumbent is expected to break down cages that are no longer in use, cleaning equipment that is rotated out of animal spaces, including using an air compressor.
    They will be expected to wrap and move pallets for recycling and assist with the pickup of the dirty pallets.
    Assists with removal of facility trash.
    Operate dump stations, tunnel washers, rack washers, autoclaves, and bedding dispensers.
  • Cleaning and Sterilization - Incumbent will be assigned procedure and behavior rooms that will be expected to be cleaned per our SOP.
    They will run sterilization on supplies that are used in animal cages and procedures per out SOPs.
    Report problems or equipment malfunctions.
    May perform quality assurance tasks as directed.
  • Clean side cage wash duties - Incumbent is expected to make cages for Lab staff used for breeding, weaning, and experiments.
    Incumbent will make cages for animals incoming into the facility.
    Prepare caging and load for sanitization and sterilization.
  • Animal care - Incumbent will be trained in animal care per SOPs and will be assigned to cover time off and vacation of the Animal Care Tech IIIs at the facility.
    As the census grows, incumbent might be assigned to an animal room and will be responsible for daily servicing and caging of that room.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Problems encountered are varied, but generally with precedent.
    Resolution may require some analysis and interpretation, requiring innovation and creativity.
    Expected to independently propose solutions to problems for manager review, requiring innovation and creativity.
    Responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of programs, projects, or systems within own group / function, and making necessary adjustments.
  • Routinely interacts with peers and direct management.
    Exchanges information with other departments or external contacts to perform role and achieve objectives.
    May coordinate own work with that of other work groups.
  • Work is performed under supervision and receives detailed instructions to perform tasks.
    Follows priorities provided to them for performing work.
    Impact is focused on own job function (generalists) or specific work area (specialists).
  • Applies general knowledge of the organization, job content, practices and procedures.
    Has acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to be proficient in all aspects of job.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move/lift/transport up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to maneuver cages, carts, and racks within the facility, which are on wheels and can weigh over 150 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALAT certification.
  • Cage wash or animal husbandry experience.
  • 5-7 year experience in a related field.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.
0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15.
50 - $17.
69

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

2

Career Stream and Level

OC2

Job Family

Animal Care

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Trish Bridges edu\">pkbridges27@arizona.
edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.
As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies.
Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

17.69 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707244182-d986bd82541fb19ea25ee34f89db10d5

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Phoenix

Job Origin:

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Posting Number: req18439

Department: University Animal Care

Location: UAHS - Phoenix

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

University Animal Care (UAC) at the University of Arizona is in search of an Animal Technician II. This is an entry level position. The position is distinguished from the Anima Care Technician III in that incumbents are expected to be in cage wash and facility cleaning for most of the day. The incumbent will be trained in animal care and will be assigned to cover time off and vacations for the facilities Animal Tech IIIs.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty.

Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dirty side cage wash duties - Incumbent is expected to break down cages that are no longer in use, cleaning equipment that is rotated out of animal spaces, including using an air compressor. They will be expected to wrap and move pallets for recycling and assist with the pickup of the dirty pallets. Assists with removal of facility trash. Operate dump stations, tunnel washers, rack washers, autoclaves, and bedding dispensers.
  • Cleaning and Sterilization - Incumbent will be assigned procedure and behavior rooms that will be expected to be cleaned per our SOP. They will run sterilization on supplies that are used in animal cages and procedures per out SOPs. Report problems or equipment malfunctions. May perform quality assurance tasks as directed.
  • Clean side cage wash duties - Incumbent is expected to make cages for Lab staff used for breeding, weaning, and experiments. Incumbent will make cages for animals incoming into the facility. Prepare caging and load for sanitization and sterilization.
  • Animal care - Incumbent will be trained in animal care per SOPs and will be assigned to cover time off and vacation of the Animal Care Tech IIIs at the facility. As the census grows, incumbent might be assigned to an animal room and will be responsible for daily servicing and caging of that room.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Problems encountered are varied, but generally with precedent. Resolution may require some analysis and interpretation, requiring innovation and creativity. Expected to independently propose solutions to problems for manager review, requiring innovation and creativity. Responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of programs, projects, or systems within own group / function, and making necessary adjustments.
  • Routinely interacts with peers and direct management. Exchanges information with other departments or external contacts to perform role and achieve objectives. May coordinate own work with that of other work groups.
  • Work is performed under supervision and receives detailed instructions to perform tasks. Follows priorities provided to them for performing work. Impact is focused on own job function (generalists) or specific work area (specialists).
  • Applies general knowledge of the organization, job content, practices and procedures. Has acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to be proficient in all aspects of job.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move/lift/transport up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to maneuver cages, carts, and racks within the facility, which are on wheels and can weigh over 150 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALAT certification.
  • Cage wash or animal husbandry experience.
  • 5-7 year experience in a related field.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15.50 - $17.69

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

2

Career Stream and Level

OC2

Job Family

Animal Care

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Trish Bridges pkbridges27@arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


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