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University of Ottawa: Assistant Manager, Animal Care Operations

University of Ottawa

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted November 9, 2020.

Salary(Grade:10) Hiring salary range $68960-$87,110 Position Purpose Allocate and manage the human resource assignments for animal care and use activities at the uOttawa animal facilities.

Contribute to (in-vivo) research viability and success by liaising with members of ACVS staff, researchers, students and members of other departments or institutes as required to assure training and skill sets of ACVS staff meet institutional needs.

Assist the Manager, Animal Care Operations to ensure that animal facility equipment and overall facility operations are adequate to assure institutional compliance with the regulatory requirements and to promote excellence in the conduct of animal based academic and experimental research protocol execution.

Essential Qualifications Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of applied veterinary technical and surgical nursing normally acquired through a formal post-secondary technical training program and 5 years’ experience managing or supervising activities in an animal research environment.

Training can be acquired through a diploma from a CVMA recognized Veterinary Technical program or a Bachelor of Science degree from a relevant discipline and ideally the incumbent will hold an RLAT certification with the Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS).Experience in human resource policy administration and team/ conflict management.

Demonstrate an ability to gain consensus and achieve collaborations.

Experienced with the development of complex work schedulesComprehensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of standard operational procedures for an animal research facility, including bio-exclusion, bio containment methods.Commitment to client service through excellence in interpersonal and communication skills and service deliveryCommitment to ensuring a safe working environment through ongoing inspections, staff training and review of safety standards.Experience using computer systems and various software such as Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, e-calendars, databases, email and InternetAbility and willingness to work after hours, weekends and statutory holidays as assignedAbility and willingness to be on-call on a rotational basis as part of standard scheduleExcellent communications skills in both official languages Key Competencies Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project.

Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results.

Be proactive and self-starting.

Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.

(Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal.

Accept and give constructive feedback.

Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer.

We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons.

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first.

Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies.

The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations.

Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview.

Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.E.

J0000-0000, in the title of your document).