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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)

Illinois Department of Agriculture is hiring!

Animal & Animal Products Investigator - Cook Co  

Date:  Oct 13, 2022


Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  17602

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Closing Date/Time: 10/26/2022
Salary: $4,318-$6,101/anticipated monthly starting salary
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook; DuPage; Kane; Lake; McHenry; Will
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC029 

Position Overview

The Department of Agriculture is seeking to hire an Animal and Animal Products Investigator in the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare. This position performs specialized inspections and/or investigations of establishments licensed by the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare. We invite qualified applicants to apply for this position to help the Department of Agriculture prevent livestock disease and ensure humane care of animals.

IDOA is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.  IDOA is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs initial inspections of establishments applying for licensure by the Bureau under a variety of acts including the Illinois Animal Welfare Act and Illinois Livestock Auction Market Law.
  2. Performs annual inspections of licensed establishments.
  3. Investigates alleged complaints of inhuman treatment or improper care of animals
  4. Enforces the rules and statues for which the Bureau has responsibility pertaining to dead animal disposal.
  5. Investigates unlicensed establishments to determine if there is a necessity to license 
  6. Prepares and submits inspection reports and follows up on any investigation initiated by employee or assigned by the Bureau.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of two years of college with coursework in animal husbandry or law enforcement or a related field.
  2. Requires one year of professional experience in a compliance enforcement capacity in an agricultural industry or evidence of completion of an approved agency training program.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers working knowledge of procedures utilized in gathering and assembling evidence, in determining compliance and in initiating formal corrective action on violations.
  2. Prefers working knowledge of licenses, health records and certificates and record keeping practices required for the operation of a business entity.
  3. Prefers elementary knowledge of agency policies and procedures regarding the inspection of animals and the investigation of complaints and suspected violations.
  4. Prefers experience applying the various laws, rules, and regulations to determine noncompliance and prepare and maintain routine records and reports.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver's license and the ability to operate a state vehicle in performance of duties.
  2. Must reside in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, or Will County.
  3. Requires the ability to successfully pass a background check. 

Work Hours:  8:00-4:30/Monday-Friday (work hours may vary)

Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813

Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources

Email: AGR.HumanResources@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Family:  Legal and Compliance

Interested applicants please apply here.

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:

    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







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