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Animal Care Technician

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00188PO17
Classification Title Agricultural/Animal Assistant I
Internal Title Animal Care Technician
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division School of Medicine Columbia
Department School of Medicine Animal Resources
Band 2
Advertised Minimum Salary $18,229
Advertised Salary Range $21,874
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule
Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under general supervison, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties including the daily handling of laboratory rodents to ensure the care and management of research animals for the Animal Resource Facility of the University of South Carolina and School of Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma.

Weekend and holiday work hours are required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer training and/or experience in animal care.


Must be able to follow written and oral instructions. Must be able to handle and restrain a variety of animals. Must posses ability to learn about environmental and nutritional requirements for laboratory animals and successfully complete certification requirements. Required to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 08/23/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a high school diploma?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have any issue handling mice, rats, and other rodents on a daily basis?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents