• Full Time
  • Utah
Vivarium Supervisor
Position Summary 
The Vivarium Supervisor manages all operational aspects of the Company vivarium facility including personnel, training, regulatory compliance, facility cleanliness and organization, customer relations, supply levels, animal health, and work schedules.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Understands and ensures staff and facility users follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Policies.
  • Develops and fosters effective teamwork with husbandry staff, veterinary staff and management team.
  • Manages a team of Animal Care Technicians
  • Sets and clarifies goals for staff members; prioritizes and coordinates work schedules.
  • Uses imagination and creativity when seeking solutions to problems, considers the potential impact on other areas of the program.
  • Maintains and fosters good working relationships with clients on a daily basis.
  • Works with clients to provide resolutions to operational issues/concerns in a timely manner.
  • Reports all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command.
  • Assists with training of personnel and other animal users.
  • Assists with quality assurance reviews of the facility.
  • Author and review program SOPs.
  • Interviews potential applicants for open positions.
  • Assures that facilities have adequate supplies for routine operations, reports requests by clients for additional equipment in a timely manner
  • Conducts disciplinary sessions.
  • Conducts/participates in performance reviews.
  • Communicates animal health issues with veterinarians and alerts them to emergencies.
  • Assists in preparation for regulatory and routine facility inspections.
  • Maintains high standards of vivarium cleanliness and organization.
  • Provides new client facility tours and orientations.
  • Performs technical and husbandry tasks as needed.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50lbs; bend, stoop, climb, and stand for a prolonged period.
  • Leads by example in ways that exceed the expectation of the staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
  • Achievement Focus – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Business Acumen – Aligns work with strategic goals. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Displays orientation to profitability. Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Business Ethics – Inspires the trust of others. Keeps commitments. Treats people with respect. Upholds organizational values. Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Managing Customer Focus – Develops new approaches to meeting customer needs. Establishes customer service standards. Monitors customer satisfaction. Promotes customer focus. Provides training in customer service delivery.
  • Strategic Thinking – Adapts strategy to changing conditions. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Identifies external threats and opportunities. Understands the organization’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Visionary Leadership – Acts in accordance with vision. Communicates vision and gains commitment. Creates a clear, compelling vision. Displays passion and optimism. Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or at least 3-5 years of experience working in an animal facility.

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