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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Animal Control

Title: Animal Control Officer

Posting No.: 1402

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Animal Care and Control

Hours: Full-Time: 37.5 hours per week; Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., including weekends, holidays, and after hours on-call

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

There is one position open at this time.

Responsibilities include:
•    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
•    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
•    Performs euthanasia
•    Collects, prepares, documents and delivers specimens for rabies testing
•    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 accepted until position is filled.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer