Texas Tech University

Classified TTU Pay Plan

FT Position CodeS0505
PT Position CodeP0505
Position Class TitleAnimal Health Technician
Position Description
Provides advanced veterinary technical skills with respect to the care, management and documentation of care provided to animals used in biomedical research and serving as a surgical technician during LARC surgical procedures by performing the following duties. This job may supervise laboratory animal attendants. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbent must be willing and able to follow-up on all animal health issues on a daily basis. This will at times require weekend and holiday care of sick animals. Incumbent must be able to use appropriate safety measures in dealing with possible exposure to zoonotic diseases, hazardous chemicals or biological agents.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent required. Two years experience working in a laboratory animal facility, animal research studies with animals or a veterinary hospital; or B.S. degree in Zoology, Biology or Animal Science. Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Must be able to communicate regularly with research investigators and laboratory personnel. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to figure dosages of medication for a variety of research animals. Reasoning Ability: The ability to perform work of considerable complexity which involves working independently toward general results, devising new work methods, interpreting policy or meeting new conditions necessitating a high degree of ingenuity, initiative and judgment. Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Certification as an Assistant Lab Animal Technician (ALAT) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Incumbent is required to pass the ALAT exam through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science within 12 months of hire date and the LAT exam within 24 months of hire date. Other Skills and Abilities: Experience with record keeping of veterinary medical charts
Employee ClassN1, N0
EEO50 - Technical and Paraprofessional
ORP EligibleNo
Pay Grade511
Annual Pay Range30,124 - 45,186 - 67,553