UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7724 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

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

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform routine tasks involved in the care and feeding of animals.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First-level class of series.

TYPICAL WORK

Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instructions;

Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures;

Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas according to specified procedures;

Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations;

Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification;

May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within acceptable ranges; read and record data; report deviations;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Physical ability to do required work; ability to read and write.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 12-07-78
Revise Class: 10-22-84
CSR Class Conversion (mc) and change from job code 4724 to525E: 06-01-05
New to SEIU and assigned UW code 7724:  5-1-08