The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services department is seeking a Vivarium Supervisor I to complete their team. This position will require someone who is customer service driven, a team player and has the ability to multi-task with attention to detail. They will report to the Vivarium Operations Manager.
Supervise work activities of subordinates; review and adjust daily workloads as needed;
Facilitate and schedule the care and feeding programs for all species;
Assist with oversight of the health and welfare of all species;
Inspect animal rooms for sanitation, proper operation of mechanical equipment and condition of cages; ensure compliance with federal, state, university and unit guidelines/policies;
Submit orders for feed, bedding, and other supplies as needed;
Coordinate time off of work schedules for husbandry staff according to union contract;
Coordinate transportation schedules of animals, supplies, and equipment;
Submit, review and track completion of maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment;
Oversee service requests submitted by research personnel; ensure appropriate billing of services and supplies;
Oversee bar coding and assist with training;
Assist in departmental planning of goals and objectives and development of policies and procedures for animal use, including SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards;
Prepare, review, and/or maintain various reports and files;
Assist in recruitment and training of new staff;
Assist with/conduct staff performance evaluations and when applicable, progressive discipline;
Report animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level;
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
A resume and cover letter is required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.
Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with two (2) years of experience; -OR- related professional certification with three (3) years of experience; -OR- four (4) years of experience. Experience must be in related field. One (1) year of supervisory experience required. Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). On-call rotation is a requirement for this position.
Demonstrates self-starting ability
Demonstrates good communication skills , willingly works with supervisor and accepts direction
Maintains a good attendance and punctuality record
Demonstrates the ability to effectively plan and organize work and set priorities
Works harmoniously with all and values diversity
Position Physical Requirements
May be subject to animal bites and disease
May have exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors
May have exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards (for example; carcinogens, radioactivity, acids, and cleaning agents)
Medium to heavy lifting 25 to 50 lbs
Demonstrate full range of motion for bending, stooping, pulling, pushing and lifting
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