Bear Center Manager

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, US
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Bear Center Manager


1185-NN - Animal Care Facility Manager

Business Title:

Bear Center Manager


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position is responsible for the managing the daily operations of the WSU Bear Research and Education Center and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and the attending veterinarian to schedule and provide daily care, including feeding, cleaning, and health monitoring and care, provides enrichment activities for the bears, assists in all aspects of the research, implements operating policies and procedures, trains bears for research purposes, repairs or coordinates repair of all facilities as needed, assists in laboratory studies aimed at supporting the Bear Center research mission, and maintains the webpage for the Bear Center.

Required Qualifications:

• Positions require a Bachelor's degree in zoology, animal science, or closely related field and three (3) years of experience in a laboratory animal care facility which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and progressively responsible animal care experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis. Certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist may be required within one (1) year of employment.

• Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver's license by time of hire.

• Must be able to work weekends, afterhours and holidays as needed and directed by supervisor.

• Ability to pass a background check (this person has access to controlled substances)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in a laboratory setting where detailed protocols must be followed, measurements taken, and data recorded.

• Previous experience training animals, working with large animals, and working in a research setting.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

FTE: 100%

Permanent/Temporary: Temporary

Position Term in months: 12 Months

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Screening Begin Date: March 31, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application

Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

To apply, visit

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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