Animal Care Technician

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Logo Posting Number STA00257PO18 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 $18,229 - $25,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Mon. - Fri. 8:00am – 4:30pm, with weekend rotation

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

This positions is responsible for providing appropriate husbandry,care and cleaning, for animals with a focus on the health and welfare.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma; prefer training and/or experience in animal care.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer coursework in the Purina Lab Animal Course. Prefer AALAS Certification.


Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to handle and restrain a variety of animals. Requires considerable knowledge of environmental and nutritional requirements for laboratory animals, must possess ability to successfully complete certification requirements. Prefer some experience working with laboratory animals. A working knowledge of common symptoms of disease in laboratory animals preferred. Ability to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 4 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/02/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have certification through the American Association of laboratory Animal Science?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any issue handling mice, rats, and other rodents on a daily basis?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
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    1. List of References and Contact Information





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/3/2018
    Application Due: 4/25/2018
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