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You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.

Position Information

Posting Number:06001398
Position Title:Veterinary Technician Program Assistant (Part Time, Temporary Hourly, Non-Benefited)
Posting Date:09/18/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled (notes):Open for academic Year
Length of Position:Temporary, as Needed Basis
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type:Temporary PT Hourly
FTE:< .50 FTE
Salary Level:Irregular Wage Salary Schedule
Starting Minimum Pay:$18.00/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Starting Maximum Pay:$18.00/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Hours per Week:10-15 hours per week
Work Schedule:Work Schedule may Vary
Days of the Week:Days of the Week may Vary
Job Summary/Purpose:

Responsible for working under the direction of and providing support to the Veterinary Technician Faculty by preparing labs, organizing supplies and equipment, monitoring the health of the lab animals, providing lab animal care and observing student performance and testing.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (<.50 FTE) Temporary Hourly/Non-Benefited position
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district when needed.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

1. Prepare laboratory environments for instruction by assembling necessary resources.
2. Assist faculty with demonstrations, observation, and evaluation of student essential skills performance.
3. Maintain records of activities undertaken in the laboratory which may include typing forms, inputting data or otherwise retaining information regarding students and their progress in meeting instructional goals.
4. Reinforce knowledge and skills introduced by the course faculty.
5. Handle animals for lab use.
6. Monitor the health and wellbeing of the mice, rats and rabbits on the weekends.
7. Clean, maintain and feed the mice rats and rabbits.
8. Clean and maintain instructional lab equipment.
9. Cleanup of laboratory sessions.
10. Support department faculty with copying class materials, stapling, and hole-punching; sort papers and/or supplies.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Must be well-organized, self-motivated, and dependable.
2. Well-developed verbal skills are required to present and exchange technical or complex information.
3. Must be personable, have good interpersonal skills, be able to work in a team environment, have a willingness to teach and be proactive.
4. Have mathematical abilities sufficient to perform duties.
5. Communicate effectively.
6. Have sensory and physical requirements related to performing the essential functions of a veterinary technician
7. Experience with veterinary equipment and ordering of equipment and supplies.
8. Good customer service skills.
9. Ability to perform a variety of tasks daily.
10. Ability to work with minimal supervision and must be able to work independently and accurately prioritize tasks.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Working hours are regular, per the established work schedule. Work is performed in an ordinary office, mostly sitting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting under ten pounds for 15 percent of the time. Computer screen is used more than 75 percent of the time. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

All individuals are required to be able to perform essential functions without a significant risk of injury or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.

Small mammals are housed in the Vet Tech Lab in Redmond. Weekend care hours will be mandatory. The Instructional Support Technician will need to provide their own transportation to and from the labs

Equal Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Associates Degree from a AVMA Accredited Veterinary Technology Program.
2. Hold a current license as a Veterinary Technician by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
3. Minimum of 2 years of experience working with the handling and management of animals. Species worked with include: dogs, cats, mice, rats, rabbits, horse, cows.
4. Thorough knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology and/or Veterinary Technician Training.
5. Must pass a criminal background check.

Special Qualifications:

1. Continuing education or courses in a related field.
2. Prior work experience of approximately 5 years, where veterinary technician skills have been applied and practiced.
3. Experience in teaching, coaching, or assisting in a laboratory setting.
4. CPR/First Aid Certificate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:


NOTE: You may be required to upload required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required?Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required?No
Open Until FilledYes

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