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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Oversees the daily operations of an animal care facility including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment. Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates. Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures. Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication. Assists veterinarians with grooming and pre- and post-operative animal care. Collects blood, urine and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research. Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma or social instability. Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation. Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals. Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care. Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment. Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste and contaminants. Assists in training other animal care providers. May act in a lead capacity in the supervisor's absence. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent and three years of animal husbandry/care experience OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and three years of animal husbandry/care experience OR five years of animal husbandry/care experience. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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