Our laboratory in Warrenton is currently recruiting for a necropsy technician. The position closes August 10th. If you all know of someone in the area who might be interested, please have them visit http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/jobs/01039.shtml, or they can call Dr. Jaime Weisman at the Warrenton RAHL to discuss (540-347-6385). I’m hoping to fill similar positions in Lynchburg and Harrisonburg soon as well- sometime this fall.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking a Necropsy (Autopsy) Technician for the Warrenton Regional Animal Health Laboratory to assist the veterinary pathologist in receiving and preparing animal carcasses for diagnostic examination. Duties include assisting with euthanasia; cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining the necropsy room and equipment; incineration of carcasses; collecting and preparing specimens for laboratory testing and shipment; sterilization of glassware; preparation of media; and assisting with other laboratory functions as needed.
Qualifications: Some knowledge of the normal anatomy of a variety of animal species as well as demonstrated knowledge of animal health, anatomy and disease control. Awareness of the general principles of sanitation and disease control. Familiarity with the care and maintenance of instruments and tools. Effective recordkeeping, organizational, customer service and computer skills. Verifiable ability to interpret and follow instructions and work harmoniously with others. Ability to distinguish colors; push, pull and lift large animals (including adult cattle and horses) using mechanical assistance; work with unpleasant odors and animal carcasses; and stand for long periods of time; and experience with laboratory processes to include sanitation, bio-security, and quality assurance procedures. Prefer: Graduation from high school or equivalent and additional training in general biology, anatomy or necropsy procedures; experience applying sterilization procedures in a biohazardous environment or any other related experience in a laboratory or autopsy room. Occasional after hours or weekend work may be required. Pay Band 2; Hiring Salary: $20,082-$25,000 annually.
In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the selected candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and complete a Statement of Economic Interests form upon starting employment, and thereafter annually, to identify potential conflict of interests.
To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/ by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2012. Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. Resumes may be attached, but are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. For more information or assistance you may contact the Human Resource Office, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Room 248, Richmond, VA 23219; Telephone: 804.371.8066; Hearing Impaired 1.800.828.1120; e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.