Lab Animal Care Tech II - NHP

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Posting NumberS03719PWorking TitleLab Animal Care Tech II - NHPDepartmentResearch Animal ResourcesAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Some nights, weekends and holidays as requested by supervisor

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date08/12/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/23/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleAnimal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This is an animal care position working in AAALAC accredited animal research
facilities operated by the Office of Vice President for Research – Animal Resources.
Incumbent will perform all aspects of animal care and husbandry in ABSL-1 and ABSL-2 environments utilizing multiple species of animals. This position will report to the Laboratory Animal Facilities Supervisor, Veterinary BioResources Facility. The incumbent will provide for the daily care and husbandry of animals including feeding, watering, sanitation, animal health surveillance, enrichment and environmental monitoring following established schedules and procedures. Monitors animals daily for overall health status. Work will include performing sanitization duties such as; cleaning, disinfection, preparation of cages, animal rooms, primary enclosures, ancillary areas and equipment following prescribed schedules and methods. Work includes the handling, restraint and transport of multiple species of animals.
Operates pressure washers, auto water systems, biological safety cabinets, and IVC HEPA racks. Maintains records such as animal room logs, census activity sheets, etc. Assist with the receiving, health assessment, and identification of animals as directed. Performs minor preventative maintenance duties and integrated pest management (IPM) tasks following established schedules. Assist in quality assurance and standard operating procedures development. Participates in staff meetings, continuing education and training classes as directed. Provides assistance to animal care staff and research personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to perform animal husbandry duties in an ABSL-1 & ABSL-2 research environment utilizing multiple laboratory animal and agricultural species. Knowledge of the Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals. Experience handling, restraining and transporting large livestock; including experience operating transport
trucks with goose neck type livestock trailers and livestock restraint equipment. Careful attention to detail; good communication and keen observational skills. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to promote and foster teamwork in order to meet program and research objectives.

Physical Demands

Withstand sustained periods of physical activity, such as, standing, bending, stooping, reaching above shoulder level and lift at least 50 pounds. Restrain and handle large livestock using equipment and mechanical devices. Work sometimes under challenging conditions (high humidity/temperature, unpleasant odors, animal excreta and noise). Work involves some exposure to biohazards, chemicals and/or physical risks, which involve following established safety procedures. Wear PPE (protective clothing, face shields, safety glasses, dust mask, respirators, and gloves) and stand on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time. Work may be physically demanding, involving the transport, relocation and positioning of supplies and caging equipment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Performs daily animal care and husbandry duties for animals in research vivariums; including feeding, watering, animal handling/transport, animal health checks, cage changing, providing enrichment and environmental monitoring. Assures animals are appropriately maintained and cared for in accordance with standard operating procedures and supervisors instructions.

Percentage of time65 Duties/Responsibilities


Cleans and sanitizes animal rooms, ancillary areas, primary enclosures and caging equipment following established procedures and schedules. Transports equipment and animals. Keeps work areas clean and organized. Performs preventative maintenance duties (seasonally) at research farm. Maintains supply inventories, performs minor preventative maintenance tasks and IPM duties as directed by supervisor.

Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities


Maintains essential records and logs. Assists in quality assurance and standard operating procedures development. May perform animal treatments. Participates in multiple training classes as prescribed and participates in UGA Occupational Health & Safety program. Performs work on weekends and holidays as scheduled. Participates in continuing education training and staff meetings. Provides assistance and resources to facility users and departmental staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

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      Posted: 8/15/2019
      Application Due: 10/14/2019
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