UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/17/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego career employees who have passed their trial period will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, act as Animal Procurement Coordinator. Review and place orders under the UCSD animal procurement agreements. This includes assuring that all animal purchases are made in compliance with appropriate Federal, State and local guidelines. Prepare analytical reports for internal and external agencies. Serve as primary UCSD contact with animal vendors.
Serve as back up to Animal Transfer Coordinator. This position requires diplomacy, tact, and a strong willingness to assist Investigators in the selection and ordering of their animals. Strong communication skills are necessary to coordinate animal shipments with veterinary and husbandry staff regarding the health requirements of incoming animals, quarantine, space, and use availability.
Possess knowledge and experience with purchase functions and accepted business practices. Proven ability to quickly review requests for procurement and place orders as required. Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping principles.
Proven familiarity with 1) Animal Welfare Regulations; 2) International, Federal and State laws and regulations pertaining to animal importation, transportation & possession; 3) NIH Policy; 4) All sections of the Animal Welfare Act as enforced by USDA and APHIS; 5) All state regulations & permits implemented by Department of Public Health, State of California pertaining to animals in research; 6) Criteria for ACP approval as an animal vendor.
Demonstrated skill in computer-based applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database design and use.
AALAS certification or lab animal experience.
Demonstrated ability to work with in-depth detail and preciseness. Proven ability to express oneself verbally and in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and management. This includes written and oral communications pertaining to animal health, procurement, finances, etc.
Ability to integrate electronic mail, fax, and letters using computer programs. Ability to work with software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Familiar with general database design and implementation. Ability to work with Microsoft Access-all aspects of data management.
Ability to exercise judgement, analyze business situations and make sound decisions based on information available. This includes decisions on animal procurement, budgets, transportation, and more.
Must be capable of preparing and maintaining fully documented procurement files that reflect knowledge of established policies and procedures to meet University requirements.
Proven skill to research information and prepare concise, well-formatted reports within prescribed deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse group of people with various backgrounds and personalities. Demonstrated ability to direct professional efforts towards a desired goal.
Knowledge of University, State, Federal, and International procurement regulations.
Proven knowledge of UCSD financial information systems (IFIS) and UCSD purchasing policies.
- A background check is required.