Salary:$11.49 per hour to Negotiable
High school diploma and two years of appropriate experience; or certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician or above by the Animal Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for required experience. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.
Experience working with animals preferred. Ability to multi-task and excellent attention to detail. Excellent observational skills. Typing and computer skills with Windows, Word, and Excel. Associate degree in animal science or veterinary technology preferred. AALAS Certification preferred. Two or more years of job related experience in a lab animal facility preferred. Certified veterinary technician also desirable.
This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.
State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
Note: Applicants MUST apply through www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications, resumes, cover letters
or emails will be accepted or considered for this OPS position. Cover letters, resumes, and other documents
can be attached through the www.jobswithucf.com
assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan
implementation is appreciated. The
University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the
information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic
information will be used only for affirmative action.
University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and
affirmative action employer.
Performs all activities associated with the care and welfare of animals maintained at the animal care facilities. Follow federal, state, and university guidelines and policies on animal welfare. Observe animals and document and communicate findings with animal care management, attending veterinarian, and researchers.
Performs all activities associated with the care of animals at the animal care facilities. Perform husbandry procedures daily. Abide by all guidelines from the guide for the care and use of lab animals and AAALAC standards for excellence.
Observes health conditions and behavior of animals, reports injuries and signs of disease and abnormal behavior to animal care management, Principle Investigator, and attending veterinarian.
Monitor environmental conditions and report changes.
Perform routine treatments as prescribed by attending Veterinarian. Provide assistance in animal care procedures.
Maintain cleanliness of work area and quality and safety standards. Operate specialized equipment including
ventilated rack system, cage washer, and autoclaves.
Assist in weekend and holiday operations and be on-call to advise and resolve issues.
On-call as Essential Personnel and available for work during emergency events, i.e. hurricanes.
Attend animal care training as required.
Other Duties as Assigned.