$30.30-$38.80 Hourly / $2,272.23-$2,909.70 BiWeekly /
At the University of Connecticut Health Center, Center for Comparative Medicine this class is accountable for supervising a team engaged in the delivery of husbandry services.
Receives general direction from the Assistant Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Animal Care Technicians, laboratory personnel of lower grade and other staff as assigned.
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans laboratory work flow; assists in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of laboratory procedures; makes recommendations on the development of laboratory policies and standards; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; ensures unit operations are in compliance with federal, state and regulatory agency guidelines and regulations; oversees general care of laboratory animals and maintains compliance with animal care regulations; maintains animal, supply and personnel records; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret industry requirements as specified in the federal, state and regulatory agency guidelines; considerable knowledge of laboratory animal science and research protocols regarding the use and care of animals; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to interact and work cooperatively with various levels of staff and vendors; ability to independently plan and complete laboratory animal husbandry and technical procedures; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
Five (5) years of experience in animal care services in a laboratory animal care and/or academic setting.
College training in a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to communicable diseases, hazardous substances and to risk of injury from animals.
This replaces existing specification for the class of Animal Care Supervisor in Salary Group TC 20 approved effective February 21, 2003. (2013 SCOPE Review)