Education: Graduation from a two year AmericanVeterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technician program.
Experience: Two (2) years of relevant experience preferablyin a veterinary practice or research environment. To qualify for the Specialist, candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Veterinary Technician inthe state of Maryland is preferred. AdditionalAmerican Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certifications arepreferred.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field ispreferred. Previousexperience handling swine and/or rabbits is preferred. Previousexperience working in preclinical toxicology in a regulated environment (GLP)is preferred.
Conditions ofEmployment: Candidates selected for employmentmay be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determineability to perform the job. May be required to have current tetanus and/ordiphtheria shots.
Mayrequire training related to occupational safety and health, environmentalcompliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
Except for qualifications established by law,additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained theknowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work ofthe job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement ona year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year ofexperience.
Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of appropriate handling of allspecies of laboratory animals position requirements. Ability to understand andutilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and writtencommunications. Skill in animal husbandry care and handling with variety ofspecies, including rodents. Ability to perform position in compliance with allrequirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards withthe work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumespersonal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions;and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in statisticalinterpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well asspreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to use measurable andverifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
- Ability to effectively communicate bothverbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understandswritten information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbalcues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to network with, and provideinformation to key groups and individuals.
- Ability to work cooperatively withothers and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteousbehavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly andpositively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up withcustomers.
Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience.
Ifaccommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing &Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. MarylandRelay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionEmployer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.