Animal Care Technician

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Logo Posting Number STA00305PO19 Classification Title Agricultural/Animal Assistant I Internal Title Animal Care Technician Campus Columbia Work County Richland College/Division Office of Research Department OOR Animal Research Band 2 Advertised Minimum Salary $18,229 Advertised Salary Range $18,229 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Work Schedule

8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and rotating weekends and holidays

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.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) South Carolina Retirement Yes State Insurance Programs Yes Annual Leave Yes Sick Leave Yes Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

This job is responsible for completing duties related to the care and management of research animal and their facilities for the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources at the University of South Carolina.

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. A working knowledge of common symptoms of disease in laboratory animals preferred. Must be able to handle and restrain a variety of animals. Requires considerable knowledge of environmental and nutritional requirements for laboratory animals, must posses ability to successfully complete certification requirements. Required to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 05/10/2019 Job Close Date 06/25/2019 Open Until Filled No 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 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.

We are only accepting applications submitted by June 25, 2019

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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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you willing to work weekend and holiday work hours required for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any issue handling mice, rats, and other rodents on a daily basis?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Letter of Recommendation 1
    3. Resume
    4. List of References and Contact Information




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    Posted: 5/12/2019
    Application Due: 6/15/2019
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