The Office of Animal Resources at the University of Iowa is seeking an Animal Caretaker II. In the role of an Animal Caretaker II, you will join a team of veterinarians, vet techs, and other animal caretakers where you will provide feeding and care of animals. Animal Caretakers do not conduct research, are provided training and encouraged to become certified. This position functions under general supervision, handles, feeds, and cares for animals and animal facilities in compliance with federal, state, and/or university regulations. Provides functional supervision to other employees as required. Position has mandatory overtime and works a rotating holiday schedule. Position may rotate to other OAR facilities to provide coverage.
About the Office of Animal Resources The University of Iowa provides a centralized animal care program through the Office of Animal Resources which reports to the Vice President for Research. The program includes animal housing facilities in the Colleges of Medicine, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Health. Additional sites affiliated with this program are the State Hygienic Laboratory in Ankeny, IA, the Iowa Raptor Project located near Lake MacBride, and the Lakeside Laboratory located near Lake Okoboji in Western Iowa.
The Office of Animal Resources (OAR) provides the expertise, care, and resources necessary for the maintenance of research animals. The OAR's mission is preservation of the University's animal research privilege and maintenance of a quality animal care and use program.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.
Two years experience and/or education in animal care work, or demonstrated ability in the required skills, or
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science full certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician with a minimum of one year applicable work experience.
Possession of a valid state or commercial driver's license, and the ability to meet University Fleet Safety Standards.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must include your driver's license information under the Experience & Credentials section, as a license.
Applicants are invited to upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission, if they would like them included for consideration:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, and verification of the ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For a complete list of job requirements, see post 20004418 at jobs.uiowa.edu.
Internal Number: 20004418_1609774704
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.