State of Washington Class Specification
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.
First-level class of series.
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;
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.
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.