Requisition Number: 03024745 Final Filing Date: 09-17-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ASSISTANT ANIMAL TECHNICIAN Number of Positions: 2 Salary: $16.80 - $19.97/HR. Appointment Type: Limited Appointment Description: 20% Variable, Schedule TBD, Start date: ASAP, Appoinmtent end one year from date of hire Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: DEPT OF CAMPUS RECREATION - 068037 Department Description: Campus Recreation is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that provides fitness, wellness and recreation programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Pavilion, Living Well Program, Rec Sports, Sports Clubs, Equestrian Center, Craft Center, Aquatics Program, Youth Programs, and the Cal Aggie Marching Band. Campus Recreation's mission is to benefit the campus community by promoting wellness, encouraging student and staff development, fostering diversity and developing supportive partnerships.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Clean and maintain stalls, stables, barns and corrals used by horses at the Equestrian Center; maintain and repair feeding equipment and waterers, animal housing areas, and pasture areas; feed and care for horses as needed.
Physical Demands: Respond to and access horses covering a 25 acre facility.
Bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces up to 7 hours/day.
Operate large equipment such as a tractor, cart, bins, manure spreader, gator and bobcat.
Work Environment: This is a part-time, 20% variable position. Regular work schedule is two days/total 8 hours a week plus holidays; occasional coverage for career Animal Technicians when ill, injured, or on vacation.
Work some weekends and holidays; work schedule subject to change with prior notification.
Subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Work performed in a dusty, dirty and odorous environments.
Tolerate foul odors, sights and substances.
Work with animal dander and hay.
Work in an area with potentially dangerous large animals.
Critical position and subject to a background check including criminal history and identity check.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Position may at times require the individual to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious disease are present. Specific hazards include but are not limited to: zoonoses, chemicals, pesticides, fuels and solvents.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Position is a mandatory reporter for known or suspected child abuse and requires that a statement acknowledging the requirement to report child abuse be signed.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with basic animal husbandry and handling of large animals such as horses.
Skill to recognize sick or injured animals and report condition to appropriate staff.
Skill to repair barns, fences, corrals and waterers.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of feeding, housing and space requirements for equines.
Knowledge of, and ability to safely operate, vehicles, equipment and hand tools.
Ability to work in a customer service environment and project a positive image of the department and its goals.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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