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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 525E
Category: Science & Engineering

Class Series Concept

Perform animal care duties; provide custodial care for animals and animal facilities.


Perform routine tasks involved in the care and feeding of animals.

Distinguishing Characteristics

First-level class of series.

Typical Work

Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instruc­tions; 

Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to main­tain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures; 

Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas accord­ing to specified procedures; 

Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations; 

Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification;  

May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment; 

Perform related duties as required. 

Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within accept­able ranges; read and record data; report deviations;

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

Physical ability to do required work; ability to read and write.

Class Specification History

New class, effective January 3, 1973.
Revised December 7, 1978.
Revised October 22, 1984. 
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 25 increased to 27.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.