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The IRD for this job is: 08-30-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Vivarium (the laboratory animal housing unit) provides support to researchers by housing and caring for laboratory animals. Under direct supervision of the Animal Resource Manager (ARM), the Assistant Animal Tech is responsible for the daily care of animals and performing duties, which include feeding and watering animals, sanitization, equipment operation and maintenance.
Involves conducting or assisting with routine, emergency and critical veterinary care and animal husbandry activities for clinical or laboratory animal patients. May be involved in conducting or assisting with research and teaching projects including development and design of animal protocols. May involve internal and public outreach. May include instructions of students, volunteers and clients.
Budgeted Salary: $19.20 - $20.79/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: All days of the week
Shift Includes: Day, Evening, Weekend
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: SX Union
Job Code Classification: 009526 (ANML TCHN AST)
Travel: Never or Rarely
45% - Sanitation
Maintain sanitary condition of the cages, accessories, racks, rooms and surrounding areas on a scheduled basis as outlined in established Special Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Responsible for environmental maintenance, basic animal care, employee safety and the proper discharge of procedures requested by supervisors or investigators.
30% - Equipment/Operation
Operate and maintain ancillary vivarium equipment, such as cage washer, autoclave, dumping stations, and laminar-flow units as outlined in established Special Operating Procedures (SOP's). May assist with identifying needs of equipment replacements or upgrades as assigned.
Monitor procedures and work habits to ensure a safe work environment.
15% - Care of Animals
Monitor, feed and water resident laboratory animals on a daily basis as outlined in established Special Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Assist in the observation of animal appearance and behavior. Report signs of obvious disease, departures from normal behavior, or general concerns to the Animal Resource Manager (ARM).
10% - Training
Participate in both on-the-job and AALAS training toward certification to improve existing skills as well as developing new skills.
High School Graduate and/or equivalent education and experience.
Ability to learn how to provide laboratory animal care.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Interpersonal skills to communicate clearly and effectively with support staff, faculty, research technicians, and students from a wide-variety of ethnic, socio-economic, professional and educational backgrounds.
Ability to problem-solve, with the capacity to learn and perform routine and repetitive tasks.
Ability to participate and be a part of the research and work relating to the experimental use of laboratory animals.
Ability and willingness to participate in training programs.
Ability to work using basic computing applications such as email, Excel, and Word.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Work under Animal Care & Use Occupational Health Program (ACUOHP) procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
May be required to wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, coveralls, gloves, masks, face shields, goggles, sleeves and head covers.
Must be able to work with animals and chemical agents with no known allergic reaction.
Must be able to move materials weighing up to 80 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Open-minded attitude toward the experimental use of laboratory animals.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhere.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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