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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 525H
Category: Science & Engineering


Supervise animal technicians in the operation of a centralized animal facility.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Supervise a staff of animal technicians and support personnel; manage a centralized animal center.

Typical Work

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action; 

Direct and coordinate in-service training and education program for animal technicians; 

Monitor the use of surgical facilities and treatment rooms; ensure cleanliness, sanitation and vermin control; 

Maintain inventory of animal feed and supplies; initiate purchase requisitions as needed; 

Maintain animal records including records used for research purposes; 

Perform administrative tasks, e.g., preparation of cost schedules for animal care; 

Perform duties of Animal Technician 3; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as an Animal Technician 3 or equivalent; 


Eighteen months of experience as an Animal Technician 3 or equivalent and satisfactory completion of an applicable advanced animal technician training course comparable to the program required for certification as an animal technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences; 


Eighteen months of experience as an Animal Technician 3 or equivalent and two years of college with coursework in animal or life science; 


A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate discipline.

Class Specification History

New Class:  10/22/84
Revised new class code:  (formerly  4727)  effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 35 increased to 36.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.