Animal Technologist II
Posting Number: req17679
Department: Vet Med Administration
Location: Tucson Area Farms
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsSupports all aspects of routine animal husbandry including daily monitoring, recordkeeping, feeding, watering, cleaning, training, and care. Provides advanced animal care duties and performs technical procedures to aid in the care of animals. Ensures areas where animals are housed, both inside and outside, are properly equipped as well as cleaned using proper disinfection protocols. Supports students in curricular settings through oversight of animal handling and safety.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision
insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid
vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for
the employee and qualified family members; state and optional
retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and
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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain high standards for animal husbandry on-site, contributing to and overseeing the wellbeing and health of the veterinary teaching herds on a daily basis.
- On-site duties include feeding, behavioral training, enrichment, maintaining habitats, cleaning housing structures and pens, daily monitoring, record keeping, supply purchasing, and animal handling in accordance with University of Arizona Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) guidelines.
- Document animal activities for students, staff, and faculty interacting with the teaching herds to ensure staying within IACUC & USDA compliance.
- Support curricular needs by participating in hands-on animal labs as a handler or as a position of animal and student safety oversight.
- Work with animals to ensure appropriate behavior for hands-on curricular settings including light training and positive reinforcement aligning with "Fear Free" guidelines and as directed by the Animal Care Manager and attending veterinarian.
- Support student volunteers in extra-curricular animal handling activities to encourage skill and confidence development as directed by the Animal Care Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Knowledge of and practical working skills with the following species: cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs, and cats.
- Knowledge of working with farm management, animal husbandry, or healthcare.
- Skilled and able to work with horses.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience or a combination of education and experience.
- Driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Relevant work experience (farm management, animal husbandry, or healthcare).
- Experience working with the following species: cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs, and cats.
- Experience working with horses.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $42,282 - $52,851
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Veterinary & Animal Care
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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