Laboratory Animal Caretaker - Grade 05

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 78 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Laboratory Animal Caretaker
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Laboratory Animal Caretaker 05 $33,313 $41,328
Senr Laboratory Animal Caretaker 08 $39,215 $48,294
Prin Laboratory Animal Caretaker 11 $46,306 $56,743

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Job Duties

Laboratory Animal Caretakers handle, treat and observe animals used in laboratory experiments, biological tests and research. They handle laboratory animals in order to implement ongoing experiments; treat them to provide for the general health and comfort of the animals; and observe them to detect symptoms of disease and changes in condition. They come into contact with animals carrying a variety of communicable diseases including zoonosis, and may be exposed to the radiation used in the treatment of such animals. In handling, treating, feeding and all other contacts with such animals, incumbents use techniques designed to minimize the hazards of their own infection, as well as the contamination of uninfected stock or experimental animals. Laboratory Animal Caretakers are located at medical and biological research and testing facilities of the Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Health, and the State University of New York.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

There are no minimum education or experience qualifications for appointment to this title.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

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