Compensation

Animal Technician 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

17725 (NE S SEIU 925 Non Supv)
22411 (NE H NI SEIU 925 Non Supv)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform animal care duties; provide care for animals and animal facilities.

BASIC FUNCTION

Independently perform routine husbandry tasks involved in the care and feeding of animals, and maintenance of animal facilities

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Perform basic preventive animal health maintenance duties and select administrative functions. Independently perform routine and advanced animal care duties.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform duties of Animal Technician 1;

Restrain animals for examination or injection; collect urine and/or fecal samples as directed;

Perform preventive animal health care duties;

Collect and evaluate water and environmental samples to record water quality, and support animal health and sanitation efficacy testing;

Assist in the installation and routine maintenance of caging systems and other non-fixed facility equipment;

Document equipment maintenance and repairs in accordance with facility guidelines;

Perform delegated administrative functions in support of animal facility management and operations;

May administer oral or topical medications;

May collect basic examination information such as temperature, pulse, respiration, weight; record as needed;

May assist in clinical or research experiment activities;

May assist in training and directing the work of new and lower level animal technicians and research technicians;

May euthanize laboratory animals;

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification.

One year of experience as an Animal Technician 1 or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 12-07-78
Revise Class: 10-22-84
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Civil Service Reform, job code changed from 4725 to 525F: 7-1-07
New to SEIU and assigned UW job code 7725: 7-1-08
Revise Class: 9-1-2020