Husbandry Technician II-Animal Resources

200038 Requisition #

This role performs first line basic care, feeding, and husbandry of all species of animals used in research at Creighton University in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards. Assists the Attending Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, or designee in the treatment of sick or injured animals. Responsible for the proper initiation and maintenance of required federal, state, local, and departmental records and documentation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching all day. The employee must frequently lift and move items up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

This position will work Monday to Friday; 7am-3:30pm, position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work (final candidate would be on "rotation" with other staff). 

High School diploma or equivalent required;
2-4 years of related experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Basic knowledge of the care and feeding of animals;
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
Ability to see details at close range;
Ability to listen and understand spoken information and ideas;
Ability to lift, push, pull or carry objects;
Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs;
Ability to work rotating weekends and holidays

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Must have a valid and current driver's license with a clean driving record for the last 3 years and no major violations within the last 5 years;
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification preferred;
Successful completion of Creighton University Animal Occupational Health and Safety Program

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75-100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 75-100 % (pound: 40 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Working with Animals: Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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