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Job Title:

Animal Control Officer

Closing Date:

When Filled

Salary Range:

$16.78/hour (minimum of range) - $18.99hour (first quartile of range), commensurate with experience

Job Type:



Police Department - 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, Illinois


Police Department


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 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. This position will become a union position upon contract ratification.




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.




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.


Additional Information:


The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 146,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago.  Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live.  The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area.  It’s also a great place to work!  Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories.  In return for your “great service all the time,” we’ll provide you with a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.




The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) is seeking an experienced animal control professional to serve as the organization's Director.

This position is responsible for the planning, directing, organizing, and administering of animal and rabies control programs; providing leadership and direction to the organization and PCAPS staff; and interpreting the goals and policies of Peoria County under the direction of the Peoria County Administrator.

If you or someone you know has experience in animal control or veterinary care; a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Veterinary Science, or a related field; and four to six years of supervisory experience, please visit our website for additional details and to apply!

Applications must be submitted through the Peoria County Job Applicant Center (online) for consideration.

Apply via the Peoria County Job Applicant Center here:



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