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Technical Officer- Animal Facilities

Agricultural Technicians
Contract Full Time
19 days ago
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Level HEW 4 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
About You
In this role, you will be working as an animal technician in a multi species facility. To be successful, you are motivated and committed to the welfare of all animals. You will either have experience working in an animal facility, an animal studies qualification or you are working towards qualifications in a related field. Your duties will include animal husbandry, ensuring that animals are healthy and hygiene is of a high standard throughout the facility, accurate record keeping, in addition to providing a high level of customer service to the research staff and students.
To be successful in this position, you’ll have :
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience working in animal facilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience operating in and maintaining animal living spaces.
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, including understanding and embracing a client focused framework.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S legislation with knowledge of other field or industry regulations or standards related to the field within the scope of the service area.
  • Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of working in accordance to the RMIT value statements or similar frameworks in other organisations.
  • A commitment to RMIT’s policies of supporting a diverse workplace along with zero tolerance towards harassment, bullying or discrimination in any form.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.
STEM College Office Professional Staff
The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College. The Learning, Teaching and Quality teams support:
  • Quality Enhancement
  • Learning and Teaching support
The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School across five distinct functions:
  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement
Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures. The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the STEM College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths
To Apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.
For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact
  • Technical Officer- Animal Facility.pdf
Applications Close:

14 Aug 2022 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.
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Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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