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Senr Laboratory Animal Caretaker
As a Senior Laboratory Animal Caretaker, you would schedule and make work assignments; provide on-the-job training and instructions in the care of animals; assist in the performance of non-routine/difficult tasks; maintain laboratory animal facility, including making daily inspections for animal care, feeding, and cleanliness; monitor for diseases; wash cages and other equipment; perform a variety of administrative activities such as maintaining records and supplies inventories, placing orders, and receiving shipments; and may assist in veterinary care activities. Additionally, you would supervise the work of other laboratory staff and monitor and maintain animal care equipment.
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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.
You must take and pass a civil service examination in order to be considered for this position.
There are two examinations for this position. Please note New York State employees may qualify for both.
For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as a Laboratory Animal Caretaker.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of examination, you must have:
Either 1: one year of full-time experience as a laboratory animal caretaker in a research facility including but not limited to hospitals, universities, institutions, or laboratories;
Or 2: two years of full-time experience in the handling and care of live vertebrate animals in other than a residential setting;
Or 3: 15 or more college semester credit hours in veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, veterinary technology, or animal science AND 18 months of full-time experience in the handling and care of live vertebrate animals in other than a residential setting;
Or 4: 30 or more college semester credit hours in veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, veterinary technology, or animal science AND one year of full-time experience in the handling and care of live vertebrate animals in other than a residential setting;
Or 5: certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician or higher by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science AND one year of full-time experience in the handling and care of live vertebrate animals in other than a residential setting.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-972 38-977
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.