Animal Care Technician

Columbia, SC
Aug 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00188PO17 Classification Title Agricultural/Animal Assistant I Internal Title Animal Care Technician Campus Columbia 01 College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department School of Medicine Animal Resources Band 2 Advertised Minimum Salary $18,229 Advertised Salary Range $21,874 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under general supervison, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties including the daily handling of laboratory rodents to ensure the care and management of research animals for the Animal Resource Facility of the University of South Carolina and School of Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma.

Weekend and holiday work hours are required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer training and/or experience in animal care.


Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to handle and restrain a variety of animals. Must posses ability to learn about environmental and nutritional requirements for laboratory animals and successfully complete certification requirements. Required to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 08/23/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have any issue handling mice, rats, and other rodents on a daily basis?
    • Yes
    • No

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