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Job Title: Administrative Secretary at an Animal Care Facility

Description: Requires extensive knowledge of animals (especially lab animals) and familiarity with computers. Responsible for general office work as well as coordinating schedules and ordering supplies for MD's and PhD's and vet techs. This position requires a state veterinary technician's license.

Degree Required: AS

  • Associate's Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, and some four-year bachelor's degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Leadership abilities, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Managing material resources, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government, School, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$

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