ANIMAL TECHNICIAN (501381)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Animal Control or Services

Job Description

Description:
Job No: 501381; 07/22/2021

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN
Instructional Support Assistant I
Animal Care

Salary Range: $2,912 - $4,461/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; occasional evening or weekends may be required; temporary position, ends on or before one year from the date of hire; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: The Animal Technician performs routine rodent and aquatic husbandry, custodial care for the animal areas, and processes equipment. The incumbent will; provide care for all small animal species on a daily basis in accordance with standard operating procedures; evaluate animals' general health, report abnormalities to the small animal veterinary technologist or veterinarian for veterinary evaluation; perform preventive animal health care duties and administer treatments as prescribed; maintain accurate records of animal identification, veterinary treatments, animal census, facility housekeeping, and room parameters (e.g. daily temperature high and low); work on-call, weekend, evening, or holiday shifts as needed or as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to six months of experience performing support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and equipment; equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit; or equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment. Knowledge of animal care and facility husbandry, ensuring ability to care for a variety of animals, including rodent, amphibian and aquatic species; knowledge of procedures and practices related to providing support services; knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering, issue and inventory; ability to learn quickly the names, uses, and care of common types of materials, supplies, and equipment used in the instructional program to which assigned; ability to inspect materials, supplies, and equipment to determine their suitability for various uses; ability to prepare and follow schedules for providing service; ability to count and perform simple arithmetic calculations; ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job; good verbal and written English communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions that are presented in English; ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching and remain standing for long periods of time; ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment including scrubs, shoe covers, gowns ear plugs/muffs, face mask and eye protection.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in a university vivarium; experience using cage washers; and experience using autoclaves.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 8/5/2021 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: November 1, 2021

Job Address

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