UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ANIMAL CARETAKER I in IOWA CITY, Iowa

ANIMAL CARETAKER IRequisition # 020841Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.Position BasicsPosition Type:ServiceJob Type:RegularInitial Advertising Ends on:Monday, August 21st, 2017Organization:VP ResearchDepartment:Office of Animal ResourcesSub Department:Med LabsBuilding:Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB)SalaryMonthly Salary:$2,550Annual Salary:$30,597Pay Grade:04Work SchedulePart/Full TimeFull Time PositionHours:7:00 AM to 3:30 PMShift:1stDetails: Position works Sunday - Thursday with Friday and Saturday offWork Week:RegularDays Off: Fri,SatAdditional Hours:Position will have occasional mandatory overtime and works a rotating holiday schedule. Position may rotate to other facilities within OAR to fill in for absent staff.Job DetailsBackground Check:Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.Additional Information:Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure RiskDesired Qualifications:Desire previous animal caretaking experience in laboratory research environment, veterinary office, or animal hospital. Desire previous experience using cleaning/sanitation equipment. Desire an application that is thorough including a complete work history listing specific duties and care performed. Have the ability to communicate effectively with others and to follow oral and written instructions. Be detail oriented.Duties:1. Feeds and waters animals including the mixing and preparing of feed for standard or special diets. Weighs animals, keeping records on weights of feed and animal in coordination with the feeding program. Grooms, handles, and restrains animals.2. Checks newly purchased animals for conformance to order specifications.3. Cleans and disinfects animal enclosures, isolation rooms, buildings, and equipment, adhering to established policies for maintaining pathogen free environments and containment of animals exposed to infectious diseases.4. Operates mechanical equipment, such as autoclaves, ventilated racks, and cage washers. Checks for and reports failures in heating and ventilation systems to supervisor.5. Observes animals for signs of phenotype, illness, injury, or stress. Reports observations to supervisor.6. Assists in routine veterinary treatments or restraint of animals for experimental purposes.7. Maintains and performs minor repairs to animal equipment, enclosures, and animal facility. Reports major building repairs or malfunctions to facility supervisor.8. Transports animals, equipment, and supplies using carts or motorized vehicles.9. In animal facility, may use ventilated racks and biological safety cabinets for isolation and containment activities. Under direction of properly trained personnel, may euthanize animals in accordance to standard procedures.10. Under direction of principal investigator and with adequate training may be responsible for maintaining breeding colonies.11. Maintains the following records: feed, animal inventory numbers, veterinary treatment, animal health status observations, animal room environment observations and other record keeping duties as assigned.MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:1. Ability to read, write, and follow directions.2. Possession of a valid state or commercial driver's license, as required.Before applying for the ANIMAL CARETAKER I position, please read the Minimum QualificationsBefore you can apply for a specific opening, you must have an ACTIVE ELECTRONIC MERIT EMPLOYMENT FILE with UI HR Employment Services. If you have already done so, please login. If you have not, please read our introductory page.APPLICANT CREDENTIALS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATIONBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.For information about applying for Officeand Clerical, Service, or Technical/Craft positions, please go to MeritApplication Procedures or contact