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.
Perform routine tasks involved in the care and feeding of animals.
First-level class of series.
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;
Physical ability to do required work; ability to read and write.
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