University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I (Open Rank) in Brownsville, Texas
Working TitleANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I (Open Rank)
Number of Vacancies2
DepartmentSchool of Medicine / Human Genetics
Scope of Job
Performs work in the handling, care, and treatment of animals used in experiments and, of animals maintained in breeding colonies that produce animals for use in experiments.
Description of Duties
Provides routine care of animals including feeding, and cleaning and sanitizing cages and environmental enrichment devices.
Assists in maintaining animal care, facilities and equipment. and with procedures.
Maintains records of the daily census of animal colonies and of diets, life history events, genealogy, weights, and health status of individual animals.
Follows special instructions for the care and experimental manipulation of laboratory animals, including instructions pertaining to prescribed preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures.
May administer special diets and medicines to animals.
May prepare animals for, and assists in conducting, experimental and clinical procedures, including blood sampling and surgery.
May perform post-operative care of animals, including administration of drugs, removal of sutures, and dressing of wounds.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Direct supervision from assigned supervisor.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred:As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Frequent travel and weekend work is required. Standard laboratory setting, exposure to bio-hazardous material, extreme temperatures, odors, noise, vibration, allergens and humidity. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and will include the use of personal protective equipment. Working conditions are an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to temperature variations, infectious diseases, and animals. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds while performing duties in the animal care facility.
This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.
Minimum SalaryCommensurate with Experience
Posted SalaryCommensurate with Experience
Position Available Date01/18/2022
Grant Funded PositionNo
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check ( CBC ). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Are you a current UTRGV employee?
- Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
- Please select your highest level of completed education.
6th grade education
10th grade education
High School Diploma or GED
Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
Masters Degree from an accredited university
Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
None of the above
- Please provide the field of study for your education:
(Open Ended Question)
- Please indicate the number of years of work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
Less than 1 year
Over 10 years
- Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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Certifications and Licenses
List of 3 References
Unofficial Transcripts 2
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Letter of Interest
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