University of Texas at San Antonio Animal Attendant II in San Antonio, Texas

Title of Position Animal Attendant II

Requisition Number BES20170365P

Department Posting Name Laboratory Animal Resources Center

Location Main Campus

Recruitment Type External

Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.

Grant Funded? No

Hours per week 40

If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Occasional weekends, extended hours and holidays.

If Temporary, Ending Date

Recruiting Rate $21,948 - $35,124/Annualized

Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes

Pay Basis Salary

Required Education Graduated High School or completed GED

Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No

Preferred Education Some College

Field of Study

Biological sciences or related field preferred.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Outlook

Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? Yes - Essential Function

Other Computer and Software Skills Required

NA.

Experience and Other Skills Required

One year of experience in the handling of animals commonly used in research.

Operation of cage and rack washers, tunnel-type cage washers, conventional and pass-through autoclaves and other allied equipment.

ALAT certified or ability to obtain ALAT Certification within 18 months of the date of employment

Ability to lift, up to 50 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No

Other Skills Preferred

MS Excel.

Experience working with animals in laboratory environment.

Operation of cage and rack washers, tunnel-type cage washers, conventional and pass-through autoclaves and other allied equipment.

Description of Job Duties

Function: To provide for the care of experimental animals with primary emphasis placed on minimizing experimental variables relating to animal health and sanitation.

Scope: Responsible for the care and cleaning of equipment and facilities along with the care and observation of the animals.

Typical Duties: 1. Provide daily husbandry of laboratory animals to include observation of animals, handling and restraint, feeding and watering, changing cages/racks, and sanitizing animals quarters and equipment in compliance with Federal regulations.

  1. Assists in performing necropsies and prepares animals for surgery.

  2. Provides daily record keeping for animals, room environments, and consumable supplies. Assists in preparing reports.

  3. Prepares and uses disinfectants and detergents; mixes medications according to specific instructions; and administers measured amount of laboratory diet to a variety of animal species.

  4. Closely observes animal behavior; applies identification on various species; obtains laboratory samples from newly arrived animals for parasitic and bacterial analysis; and transports animals, bulk feed and bedding material within the facility.

  5. Performs maintenance and repair of existing equipment.

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Posting Open Date 09/02/2017

Posting Close Date at midnight on

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 2: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 3: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 4: Ability to lift, up to 50 lbs with or without reasonable accommodation