Requisition Number: 03024711 Final Filing Date: 09-13-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ASSISTANT ANIMAL TECHNICIAN Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $16.80-$19.97/Hr. Salary to commensurate with experience. Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed appointment. Schedule TBD Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under supervision, work in both indoor and outdoor animal areas to provide basic animal care and husbandry duties in the primate colony with responsibilities ranging from but not limited to feeding non-human primates according to prescribed diets; cleaning, hosing, raking, shoveling, recording health observations, implementing and supporting enrichment protocols related to the care and welfare of non-human primates; and providing technical assistance as needed. Pairing and unpairing, checking watering devices, squeegeeing and mopping.
Physical Demands: - Restrain animals for extended periods of time. - Handle, move, and transport a variety of animals weighing up to 40 pounds. - Lift and move a 25 pound sack of chow. Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs containers of enrichment (produce). - Move up to 70 lbs. of soil in a wheelbarrow (outdoor colonies). - Repeated lifting of cages that weigh 55-130 lbs. Lift and move loaded animal transfer cages weighing 35 lbs. to cage elevations 7 feet high. - Push and or pull racks weighing up to 600 lbs. - Handle diversified tasks that often require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping or standing. - Maneuver feeds and bedding materials. - Substantial contact with animals, including repeated capture of animals.
Work Environment: -Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. -Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements. -Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2, or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals. - Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers. - Work outdoors daily throughout the year, including rain, warmer temperatures, or cold weather that is consistent with Northern California climate. -Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular shifts, including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Work overtime, occasional weekends on short notice. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: - Skills to recognize changes in animal physical appearance or behavior. - Skills to enter and record data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice guidelines. - Knowledge to capture animals in a net within a half acre enclosure on uneven terrain.
Preferred Qualifications: - Animal husbandry experience. - Knowledge to handle laboratory animals in a manner that avoids injury to self or animals, and to exercise basic principles of animal health care related to disease control, sanitation and environmental enrichment. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. - Ability to learn emergency response protocols and location. - Ability to follow oral and written instructions given by shift supervisors, managers, and/or faculty/researchers.
The University of California 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 the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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