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Kankakee County, IL
Kennel Technician (Part-time)

Responsibilities include : feeding and caring for animals; cleaning and disinfecting kennels and other animal enclosures; examination and monitoring of animals for injuries/illness; record keeping; lab work (fecal analysis, inoculation, euthanasia (upon licensing)); working with volunteers; assisting animal control officers; and customer service (adoptions, phone calls, fee collection).  

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and at least 6 months experience working with animals. Must be able to lift heavy objects and may be required to work independently on weekends and holidays.  

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Position will be open until filled.

Applications may be obtained at the Kankakee Administration Building, 189 E. Court Street, Ste 502, Kankakee, IL 60901

Urbana, IL

The Champaign County Humane Society is now accepting Applications for full-time Medical Care Staff.  This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and data entry.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public.  Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Full time employee benefits include paid vacation, holiday comp time, and employee health insurance and Simple IRA plans.  Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.  Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Medical Care Manager, at karen@cuhumane.org.

Naperville, IL
Humane Education Manager

The Naperville Area Humane Society seeks a full-time Humane Education Manager to supervise and manage all components of the Humane Education department including summer camp, after school club, Paws for Tales reading program, birthday parties, tours, internship programs, and humane education volunteers.  Effective written and oral presentation skills are required with the ability to provide engaging and professional presentations to all ages.  Interaction with all components of the Society's constituency - adopters, donors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, community leaders, directors and staff - is basic to the job.  A flexible schedule is needed as some nights and weekends are required.  This position has the goal of inspiring children and adults to demonstrate compassionate attitudes and respect toward all animals.

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Naperville, IL
Animal Control Officer

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 certified 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.

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.




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