Veterinary Technician II
Veterinary Technician IITNPRC Veterinary Medicine
Location: Covington, LASummary
Performs routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation. Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment. Observes animal behavior and conditions, collects specimens and provides technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel. Performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility.
May train and supervise new technicians (ACT Trainee to ACT Level I). Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Weekend work and overtime hours are a requirement of this position. Responsible for assessing and maintaining security of animals in their primary enclosure. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. If required to work during a closure, employee must provide accurate and current contact information and is responsible for maintaining communication with TNPRC.
Failure to report to work when requested by supervisor or manager will result in disciplinary action as outlined by the Staff Handbook.
Failure to meet established performance standards in the performance of the job duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description (or as otherwise assigned); and/or failure to interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, customers and/or vendors such that productivity or departmental morale suffers will result in management taking the appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Employee attendance must meet established work schedules. Faithfulness in coming to work, being on time, planning absences in advance when possible, and calling in when unavoidably detained from reporting for work is an essential requirement of the job.Required Qualifications
- High school diploma or equivalent and two years of animal husbandry or related animal care experience
- Bachelor's degree in a biological science
- Graduation from a two-year veterinary technician program
- One year of laboratory animal experience and certification as an AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)