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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNICIAN 1 provides routine care (food, water, bedding, housing) for a variety of laboratory research animals (e.g., rodents, rabbits, pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, poultry).
This is the first level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the higher level by reduced responsibility for providing animal care and procedures under specialized projects which require increased attention to research criteria. At this level there is a concentration on routine care and feeding and greater supervision is provided.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have occasional contact with research investigators and research staff through written instructions or in-person contact in order to receive instructions on animal care.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from a Laboratory Animal Technician Supervisor or a research assistant who provides work assignments, verbally and in writing. Work is reviewed by informal observation and upon completion for conformance to agency procedures, policies, and established timeliness. Employees in this class use procedure sheets to perform their jobs and have familiarity with rules and regulations concerning the care and welfare of research animals.
Positions in this class are primarily found in higher education institutions and facilities working in animal research. They require the willingness to maintain a proper attitude toward the purpose of animal research and the treatment and use of animals in that environment. Some positions require the willingness to perform or assist in animal euthanasia.