$18.31-$23.05 Hourly / $1,373.57-$1,729.01 BiWeekly /
At the University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut Health Center this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in caring for various species of laboratory animals and related duties.
Receives training to perform tasks of feeding and watering animals, cleaning and sanitizing cages, animal rooms and related environment as necessary; receives training in performing physical examinations and laboratory tests and special handling techniques for researchers as required, and identifying animals as to sex, species or strain; collects animal facilities operation data for accurate reports and required records; may breed and wean animals; performs related duties as required.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; manual dexterity and physical ability sufficient for handling animals, feeds, supplies and equipment; some ability to utilize computer software.
Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy objects and may be exposed to communicable diseases, hazardous substances and to risk of injury from animals.
This class is intended to permit agencies to recruit and train employees for the class of Animal Care Technician. An employee may be appointed to this class for a period not to exceed two (2) years. No exceptions or extensions beyond the two (2) years will be granted.
The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Animal Care Technician Trainee in Salary Group TC 10 approved effective October 26, 2007. (2013 SCOPE Review)