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Animal Technician III

Job Description

TITLE: Animal Technician III

JOB CODE: 4452



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: To provide supervisory and advanced animal husbandry skills with respect to the care and management of special animal breeding colonies. Responsible for the development and maintenance of colonies of laboratory animals for experimental needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supervision over the current health of animals as instructed by a veterinarian, as well as animal care and janitorial services, as needed. Responsible for the procurement of supplies, equipment and assistance with animals. Conducts breeding programs, animal population counts and maintains colony records as well as inventory. Assists in planning future needs of the center. Assists in preparation of reports and cost analysis. Coordinates routine work assignments and assumes responsibility for completion of those assignments. Cooperates with maintenance personnel in both routine and emergency maintenance of physical and environmental control-related aspects of the animal facility. Performs related duties as required. Minor assistance in surgical and diagnostic procedures on animals. Performs additional duties requested by Biology and Psychology Chairpersons.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision by the Biology and Psychology Department Chairpersons or individuals delegated supervisory responsibility. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General supervision of all animal attendants and technical staff.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Two years of college with course work in the biological sciences. Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or equivalent.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Minimum of three years experience in an animal facility is required. LATG Certification is preferred. Knowledge and understanding along with the ability to meet and exceed the AWA, OLAW, and USDA guidelines. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Cage and bottle washing machine and incinerator. Working conditions may involve disagreeable elements. Prolonged standing, lifting and stooping. Some exposure to radioactive chemicals, bio-chemicals and microbes. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.