Animal Control Warden
Date: July 24, 2014
Department: Animal Control
Location: Belvidere, Illinois
Pay: $12.50, DOQ
Pay Type: Hourly
Employment Type: Full Time; Part-time arrangement negotiable
This position enforces all County ordinances and applicable State of Illinois laws pertaining to animal control as designated by Boone County. The position also works with the public to identify, resolve, and improve upon animal control issues that arise. The County is seeking an individual who has impeccable communication and customer service skills. Additionally, the candidate must have a proven successful record of independent judgment and be flexible with working in a variety of environments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
This candidate will be responsible for variety of tasks including patrolling assigned areas to capture stray animals, receiving and responding to public complaints, issuance of citations, cleaning and maintaining kennel areas, feeding animals and operating animal control equipment. Other duties may be assigned. This is an on-call position. Candidates must be willing to work rotating weekends and some holidays. This position reports to the Operations Supervisor.
This position requires knowledge of animal behavior, animal control laws and animal handling skills. Requires skill driving animal control vehicle and handling of animal control equipment. Valid driver’s license is required. This person must have some animal handling experience and good public communication skills, work independently and also as a team player. This position requires extensive knowledge of animals, especially dogs. Experience working in a related position is a plus.
This position requires extensive physical demands. Job duties could require frequent standing, walking, and use of hands. Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Occasionally, candidate may be required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
A combination of office and field work. Exposure to disagreeable elements such as heat and cold.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Candidates must possess a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six months experience working with animals. Bilingual skills a plus.
This position is 40 hours per week with a starting wage of $12.50 per hour DOQ. This is a union position. Boone County offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, retirement, and vacation.
Please submit completed application, resume and cover letter to:
Boone County Administration Office
1212 Logan Avenue, Suite 102
Belvidere, IL 61008
Applications are available online at: http://www.boonecountyil.org/page/employment-opportunities.
Applications must be received by August 15, 2014.
Above is taken from: http://www.boonecountyil.org/page/employment-opportunities