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The City of Naperville is hiring!

Job Description:  The City of Naperville seeks an Animal Control Officer. The Animal Control Unit is a part of the Naperville Police Department’s Patrol Division. This is a union, shift position, with the expected shift will be an afternoon/evening shift (determined per seniority) and will work 5 consecutive days to include working weekends and holidays.

Duties:  The Animal Control Officer (ACO) will be responsible for investigating a variety of complaints regarding animals and capturing, transporting and relocating wildlife as required. Additionally, the ACO will perform proper sanitation and maintenance of the animal retention facility and the animals housed, administer medication for the animals housed, and provide shelter enrichment for animals. This position acts as a customer service contact and will collect fees and perform office administration tasks, as necessary. The ACO will also participate in educational programs for the public and advise residents on wildlife problems.

Qualifications:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required, as is one to three years’ experience in the care of handling animals and in animal behavior (preferred candidates will have 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role). You must possess more than just an interest in animals! Preferred candidates will possess an Associate’s degree in an animal-related field; experience as a veterinary technician is also a preferred qualification. Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License is required. Humane euthanasia license is required within one year of hire. Strong communication skills and customer service skills are a must.
For Additional Information and to apply:  Job Opportunities | City of Naperville Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Peoria County Animal Protection Services is hiring!

Full Time Animal Control Officer

Ensures public safety through the enforcement of animal welfare and control codes and ordinances; enforcement of local, state, and federal animal cruelty laws; and conducting of animal bite, cruelty and neglect investigations as required. Must be able to work nights and/or weekends and be willing to live or relocate to comply with response time requirements during your scheduled on-call week.


Two years of experience in animal control or equivalent experience or education in law enforcement, investigation or animal care is required. A high school diploma or GED is also required. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable and experienced in the safe humane capture, restraint, transfer and confinement of animals. Valid driver's license required.

Special Requirements

Interested applicants please apply at www.peoriacounty.gov/jobs

Lake County Animal Care and Control is hiring!

Warden - EH - 12210

General Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

    Essential Functions
    • Functions as the Lake County Health Department's public contact with the community in the field regarding animal control issues.  Informs the public about the laws regarding animals, bites and strays.
    •  Issues violation notices, warnings and tickets as required.
    •  Is responsible for night and weekend calls in rotation as required.
    •  Receives training in the tools used for animal control and thereafter is responsible for proper utilization and care of these tools, including tranquilizing guns and medications.
    •  Responsible for maintaining equipment, uniforms and vehicles in good working condition.
    •  Prepares activity reports and records of inspections, investigations, transactions and correspondence.
    •  Participates in making recommendations that formulate service area policies and procedures.
    •  Investigates complaints involving possible violations, offers advice on solutions, and makes follow-up inspections.
    •  Offers solutions and follow up on corrections of ordinance and code violations.
    •  Makes reasonable and accurate interpretations of statutes and ordinances applicable to responsibilities.
    •  Educates the public on environmental health issues and the public health rationale for recommendations.
    •  Formulates goals and objectives, establishes appropriate timelines/deadlines and balances his or her workload when involved in multiple projects.
    •  Acts in concert with Department of Agriculture in matters relating to livestock and other domestic animals.
    •  Prepares and submits specimens suspected of rabies or other zoonoses, including West Nile specimens to the appropriate laboratory.
    •  Patrols area of responsibility.  Assists Lake County Sheriff and township officials when requested.
    •  Sets humane traps for animals when appropriate.
    •  Assists the public, community service officers, police departments, Lake County Sheriff, Lake County Forest Preserve Rangers and co-workers with impoundment and release of animals, and maintains accurate records of these transactions.
    •  Processes telephone inquiries and complaints from the public, other agencies and Health Department staff regarding strays, and relinquished, biting, and wild animals.
    •  Assists in the transfer of impounded animals to other animal control/adoption facilities.
    •  As required and assigned, acts as radio dispatcher, dispatching wardens to appropriate locations based upon complaints or requests from municipalities, the Sheriff’s Department, or private citizens.
    •  As required and assigned, conducts animal bite investigations, processes rabies registrations and works with the spay/neuter program.
    •  As required and assigned, assists in maintaining safe and sanitary animal housing areas.
    •  Assists at vaccination or micro-chip clinics.
    •  Performs humane euthanasia when needed.
    Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required
    • Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
    • Requires 1 year of experience as an animal warden or relevant experience.
    • Requires a valid driver's license with appropriate classification and a satisfactory driving record.
    • Requires ability to be licensed by the Department of Professional Regulation State of Illinois Certified Euthanasia Technician within 1 year of hire if not already licensed.

    Lake County Career Center | Career Opportunities (governmentjobs.com)

    A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville is hiring!

    Want to be part of a dedicated team making the world (or at least the Western Suburbs) a better place? Yes, we are growing and expanding our business and want to hire like-minded, driven, caring individuals seeking a rewarding career in a nonprofit enterprise where the community comes together to find homes for shelter animals. A.D.O.P.T. plans to expand our clinic/medical services segment of our business with a dedicated new clinic which will be used to support not only our shelter animal needs; but other shelter needs as well and individuals who qualify for low-cost high-quality wellness care for their beloved pets. Our focus will be to provide affordable spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines. For more information about our shelter, click here .

    Open positions available are:

    Development Coordinator: Full time (30+ hours)

    Pay Range: $22-28/hour plus an annual incentive plan and benefits; including health insurance and pet wellness care.
    Prefer experienced, CFRE licensed.

    Job Description:

    • Coordinate fundraising events and activities from start to finish
    • Identify new donors and take initiative to negotiate funding
    • Maintain well-organized donor records
    • Write grant proposals and develop gift opportunities
    • Take complete responsibility for various fundraising efforts such as product sales, procuring items for sale in auctions/raffles and sponsorship donations
    • Work with team to market fundraising activities and events using flyers, radio, social media, and website.
    • Track budgets and results for each anticipated fundraising event
    • Meet monthly with Fundraising Committee to update, engage and involve team members regarding events and activities

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

    • Demonstrate excellent judgment and decision-making skills for the purpose of earning money for A.D.O.P.T.
    • Possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with potential new and existing donors, board members and the community
    • Demonstrate creativity for new fundraising opportunities and detailed-oriented to follow through to successfully execute those opportunities
    • Possess the ability to work independently and within a team environment

    Veterinarian: Full time (30+ hours)

    Pay Range: $60-65/hour plus benefits; including health insurance and pet wellness care.

    Job Description:

    • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients including performing presurgical examinations and high-volume spay/neuter surgeries for  shelter animals, partner shelters and the general public qualifying for low-cost services
    • Promote health and wellness of animals by performing physical examinations, administering vaccinations and performing appropriate testing for clients visiting our wellness clinic
    • Record actions by documenting and updating forms, reports, animal records and reporting diseases to public health officials. Ensure compliance with veterinary procedures, ethics, policies, and relevant statutes
    • Operate diagnostic equipment like ultrasound and radiography machines and interpret the resulting images
    • Be familiar with current quarantine and testing procedures that combat the spread of diseases to humans and to other animals according to established government regulations
    • Perform euthanasia services for terminally ill, behaviorally unwell and sick and/or suffering animals

    Certified Veterinary Technician: Part time/Full Time (25-30+ hours)*
    * depending upon scheduling needs

    Pay Range: $15-17/hour depending upon experience plus benefits if deemed full time (30+ hours)

    Job Description:

    • Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients
    • Practice and perform reduced stress restraint for clinic patients
    • Efficiently pre-medicate, induce and intubate any and all patients as necessary
    • Ability to monitor anesthesia with a clear understanding of abnormal conditions
    • Ability to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency
    • Administer first aid for emergencies
    • Draw blood samples and process samples using in house analyzer
    • Effectively team lead displaying a positive attitude to all staff and volunteers
    • Create and maintain a clean and organized environment
    • Keep organized record of treatments and procedures for all clinic patients
    • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with clients
    • Maintain a high level of customer service
    • Ability to perform all job functions of a veterinary assistant and any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Controller: Part time/Full Time (20-30+ hours)

    Pay Range: $20/hour depending upon experience plus benefits if deemed full time (30+ hours); including health insurance and wellness pet care

    Job Descriptions: Our Controller is responsible for overseeing financial statements like balance sheets, income statements, invoices, accounts payable and accounts receivable for our two key businesses – Shelter and Clinic business (two P&Ls maintained on Quickbooks). Must have
    bachelor’s degree and be proficient in Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

    Duties and responsibilities would include:

    • Assist Executive Director, Treasurer, and Board with important financial decisions
    • Prepare financial documents such financial performance summaries, forecasts and budgets to understand the financial state of the business
    • Supervise employees who work under the controller in preparing the financial reports by managing day-to-day operations including invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payables, payroll, treasury management, procurement and general ledger accounting
    • Monitor financial reports comparing to previous years and budgets and determine ways to reduce costs
    • Keep up to date on financial markets to maximize income and find new expansion areas, such as the Clinic practice
    • Monitor Capital Expenditure budget and planned expenditures to remain within budget and capitalize those expenditures within useful life
    • Build and maintain an inventory management process, including physical inventory counts for all supplies especially medications.
    • Investigate and report any book to physical adjustments
    • Understand the financials in order to maintain and meet legal requirements of state and nonprofit status in accordance with GAAP
    • Coordinate with Treasurer year end audit with outside accounting firm and ensure limited finding and book any year end audit adjustments timely to internal financials and maintain internal controls
    • Enhance software capabilities to automate Statistical Reports which would dovetail into financial summary board deck
    • Work with Development Coordinator to select cash management tools which improve timely receipt of donations tied to events and activities and maximizes the net cash flow
    • Be the key contact for the Treasurer and Finance Committee







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