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Employment Opportunity: Animal Services

Title: Veterinary Technician

Posting No.: 1772

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Animal Services

Hours: Part-Time: 18 hours per week, Monday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour

DuPage County Animal Services is an immediate open admission shelter caring for more than 2,300 animals of varying species annually.  We are currently seeking a Veterinary Technician to assist the Administrator/Veterinarian in all aspects of medical and surgical rounds, practices, and procedures.  There is one part-time position open at this time.

Responsibilities include:
•    Monitors daily animal observation sheets, maintains health check list and surgical schedule for animals in shelter and in foster
•    Recognizes and communicates animal health concerns to veterinarian
•    Performs catheterization both urinary and venous and proficient at venipuncture
•    Cleans and bandages wounds as ordered by the veterinarian
•    Administers medication, (e.g. as injections, oral medications, topical treatments, etc.) as directed by Veterinarian
•    Administers euthanasia when instructed
•    Cleans instruments, wraps surgical packs and maintains medical equipment
•    Reviews vaccination records, prepares and administers vaccines according to vaccine protocol
•    Performs intake exams and administers intake vaccinations as per protocol
•    Provides medical support and facilitates routine check-ups for fosters
•    Performs in-house laboratory procedures or prepares samples for outside lab services
•    Induces, intubates, monitors and recovers patients under anesthesia
•    Provides critical care for sick and injured animals
•    Maintains pharmacy, surgical, controlled substance, anesthesia and laboratory records and inventory, and orders medical and surgical supplies when needed
•    Prepackages unit dose medications and refills bulk medications
•    Obtains vital signs of animals (e.g. temperature, pulse, respiration, etc.)
•    Injects microchips
•    Works with veterinarian to maintain complete and accurate medical records

Physical requirements and work environment:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to walk, reach with hands and/or arms and lift up to 50 lbs.
•    While performing the duties and responsibilities, the employee will be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, and will be subject to animal bites, scratches, and/or kicks
•    The employee will be exposed to supplies commonly used in a veterinary setting
•    The employee may be potentially exposed to zoonotic diseases, dangerous or fractious animals, infectious disease, and sharp objects
•    The employee may work in confined spaces while performing duties on the mobile veterinary vehicle

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Completion of an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology
•    Three years of experience as a Veterinary Technician with at least two of those years worked in a shelter setting; or a minimum of five years of experience as a Veterinary Technician
•    A valid Illinois Driver’s License
•    Ability to obtain certification as a Euthanasia Technician within 6 months of hire

A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Apply Here:  https://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/59124/

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Opportunity: Animal Services

Title: Animal Control Officer

Posting No.: 1712

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Animal Services

Hours: Full-Time: 37.5 hours per week, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5 days a week with varying days, and rotating on-call schedule

Salary: $38,000-$42,000 annually

There is one position open at this time.

Responsibilities include:
•    Investigates and processes dangerous/vicious dog reports and declarations
•    Records and maintains written logs related to animal bites
•    Performs follow-up work on bite reports, complaints, rabies observation requirements and ordinance compliance
•    Counsels and provides education for citizens in responsible pet ownership including dangerous dogs and basic humane care
•    Serves as a resource for citizens, veterinary community, and local authorities for questions pertaining to the Animal Control Act, Humane Care Act, and responsible pet ownership
•    Issues citations for violation of the Animal Control Act and Humane Care Acts and County ordinance
•    Testifies in court
•    Collects, prepares, documents and delivers specimens for rabies testing
•    Investigates and responds to stray, unwanted, neglected, sick and injured animals as required for rabies control and humane treatment
•    Investigates animal law violations, public safety concerns, alleged nuisances and humane complaints
•    Performs routine animal apprehension, rescue and control work
•    Handles and transports sick, injured and aggressive domestic animals and injured or sick wildlife
•    Performs euthanasia
•    Provides training education programs for the public, municipal agencies and veterinary clinics
•    Maintains work vehicle maintenance schedule and other assigned field equipment
•    Maintains records and prepares reports

Physical requirements and work environment:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to run, reach with hands and arms, operate physical restraint equipment, and lift up to 50 lbs.  
•    While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee will be exposed to animal bites and/or scratches, loud noises, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, exposure to human and animal remains in varying states of decomposition, varying weather conditions and situations

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Completion of a High School Diploma or general Equivalency Diploma equivalent
•    One (1) year of animal science or related course work
•    One (1) year of experience working as an officer in an animal control, animal shelter, community service or other law enforcement field; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

The preferred candidate will have:
•    Experience as a Community Service Officer, Enforcement Officer or other similar position in an open admission municipal shelter located in a metropolitan area
•    Level 1 and/or Level 2 training through National Animal Control Association, (NACA), National Animal Care & Control Association (NACHO), or similar coursework through Animal Control Training Services (ACTS)

A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications for this position accepted until position is filled.


DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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