The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Animal Attendant III - Animal Rehabilitator

Hiring department Marine Science Inst
Monthly salary $1,247+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 24.00 Variable
Posting number 17-08-14-01-4456
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Port Aransas, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position is located in Port Aransas, Texas.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


To assist in caring for the animals at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). Responsibilities include feeding the animals, cleaning their enclosures and tanks, record keeping, and collecting or receiving animals when necessary.

Essential Functions

Provide for the care of animals, relating to animal health and environmental conditions. Includes training and assisting numerous volunteers. Daily maintenance of animals including careful food preparation and cleaning and sanitization of housing and facilities. Receives, identifies and cages newly arrived animals and keeps simple records. Transfers or transports animals, feed and bedding materials. Cleans cages, pens and animal quarters. Prepares or mixes feed according to specific instructions and feeds and waters animals. Prepares and uses dips, sprays, detergents and disinfectants.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as needed.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in care and handling of animals. Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences substitutes for up to four years of the AMOUNT of experience above. However, the KIND of experience is required. Fifteen undergraduate hours substitute for six months of experience, up to three and one-half years. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer experience capturing and taking care of wild animals that are injured or abandoned. Previous experience as an Animal Attendant I a plus.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Work with injured animals and birds.

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