Student Assistant

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Posting NumberG/R09958PWorking TitleStudent AssistantDepartmentVPR-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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date09/21/2020Posting Date09/02/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Duties/Responsibilities

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Position Details

Classification TitleStudent AssistantFLSANon-ExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE.50Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

This position involves the care and husbandry of laboratory animals. Duties include but are not limited to providing feed, water and the daily care for multiple species of animals in support of research. Incumbent performs sanitation duties such as; cleaning cages, animal rooms and ancillary areas. Observes animals daily for signs of sickness, abnormal behavior, social environment and overall health status. Records environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and lighting conditions. Advises supervisor regarding facility maintenance problems to assure equipment and facilities are functioning properly and animals are maintained appropriately. May operate mechanical cage washers, biological safety cabinets, pressure washers and other animal care equipment. Follows all safety procedures and wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed. Maintains daily logs/records, animal census and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Participates in staff meetings, continuing education and training classes as directed. All duties assigned must follow established applicable Standard Operating Procedures. Will participate in UGA’s Occupational Health & Safety Program and may include vaccinations, spirometry and respirator fit testing.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

High School diploma

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Upon completion of a prescribed training and instruction program the incumbent should have the ability to perform routine husbandry and sanitation tasks following standard operating procedures. Should be comfortable handling and caring for rodents and small animals. Have the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and researchers in a professional and courteous manner. This position involves the ability to understand and follow oral/written instructions. Excellent observation skills are very important.

Physical Demands

Candidate will withstand sustained periods of physical activity such as standing, bending, stooping, reaching above shoulder level and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Job involves sometimes working under demanding conditions (high humidity, unpleasant odors, animal excreta and noise). Work environment involves some exposure to biohazards and/or physical risks, which involve following established safety procedures. Job may involve wearing PPE (protective clothing, safety glasses, face shields, steel toed safety shoes/boots, respirators, gloves, etc.) and stand on hard surfaces. Candidate will restrain, handle, and treat multiple species of animals.

Is this a Position of Trust?NoDoes 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? NoIs driving a requirement 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, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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      Posted: 9/8/2020
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