Laboratory Animal Care Supervisor - Biologic Resources Laboratory (Job ID #142545)

Updated: about 14 hours ago

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications Required

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

  • High school graduation or GED (Must attach a copy of your High School Diploma / GED or transcript)
  • Any combination totaling four (4) years  from the following categories:
    • Progressively more responsible laboratory animal care experience performing duties comparable to those listed for the Laboratory Animal Care Technician and/or Laboratory Animal Care Specialist
    • Vocational training specifically related to the classification (such as community college or vocational programs). Note: Only a maximum of two years can be counted for vocational training/course work.
      • College course work related to animal care (such as veterinary technology) or to basic animal sciences (such as biological sciences or animal science) as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent Note: Only a maximum of three (3) years can be applied as college course work:
        • 60 semester hours equals one year
        • 90 semester hours equals two years
        • 120 semester hours equals three years
      • One of the following AALAS certifications:
        Note – The letter “R” listed prior to a AALAS certification acronym (such as RALAT, RLAT, and RLATG) indicates this AALAS member is both a certified (successfully completed the examination) and a registered technician (keeps current to the laboratory animal field through continuing education). This applicant is entitled to the same consideration as those who are certified with ALAT, LAT, and LATG credentials.
        • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification or an equivalent certification
        • Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification or an equivalent or higher certification
        • Note – Certifications can be measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent
        • LATG certification or an equivalent certification equals three years of experience
        • CMAR certification or an equivalent or higher certification equals four years of experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Thorough knowledge of basic biology and care of laboratory animals
    • Knowledge of federal regulations affecting animal care facilities
    • Requires thorough knowledge of good laboratory animal care principles and proven knowledge of the biology and care of common laboratory animals, appropriate means of sanitizing animal rooms and cages, principles of disease control and prevention and environmental monitoring. 
    • Ability to supervise lower level personnel and maintain accurate records. 
    • Ability to train, instruct, or discuss animal care procedures with caretakers, staff, or faculty. 
    • Strong communication, leadership, and supervisory skills required.
    • Effective judgement required to set priorities based on needs of specific animals, projects, and the colony as a whole with ability to respond to emergency situations
    • Ability to make decisions and take appropriate corrective action essential to job.
    • Ability to evaluate sanitation practices and animal care procedures in the animal facility.
    • Ability to evaluate animal facility records and to prepare reports on facility activities.

    Knowlwdge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

    • Possession of attributes listed for lower levels of this series
    • Strong communication, leadership, and supervisory skills
    • Thorough knowledge of basic biology and care of laboratory animals
    • Knowledge of federal regulations affecting animal care facilities
    • Knowledge and experience with computers
    • Ability to evaluate sanitation practices and animal care procedures in the animal facility
    • Willingness and ability to effectively communicate oral and written instructions
    • Ability to evaluate animal facility records and to prepare reports on facility activities
    • Ability to train, instruct, or discuss animal care procedures with caretakers, staff, or faculty

    To Apply:

    For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

    Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application.

    All civil service positions require an exam. You will be required to report in person for this exam.

    Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

    You will be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date. When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application.

    Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

    If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.

    Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

    If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to twilbon@uic.edu.

    If your educational institution doesn’t provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Recruitment and Staffing

    Human Resources Building Room 109

    715 S. Wood Street M/C 862 Chicago IL 60612

    Attn: CD7046 - Laboratory Animal Caretaker Supervisor - TW

    If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied.

    For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Monday May 17, 2021.

    We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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