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Lake County, Illinois Animal Warden - EH in Libertyville, Illinois

Animal Warden - EH

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Job Description

Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference?The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Centeris 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!

About the Role:

With minimal supervision, acts to control rabies by handling animals, including tranquilizing, impounding and/or relocating wild animals, injured animals, vicious animals and stray animals as required. Conducts investigations into ordinance or statutory violations, and issues violation notices and tickets as appropriate. Interacts with the public and with other outside agencies and organizations representing the Lake County Health Department.

Location: 18736 W. Peterson Rd., Libertyville, IL

Hours: 37.5 hours a week;

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (9:00am-5:00pm)

  • Start/Stop times can vary based on schedule rotation. Evenings and holidays are required with rotating on-call.


Skills and Experience

  • 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.

  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • 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.

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit theHealth Departmentpage to get additional information on why you should work for us.

If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this shortvideo.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.

Job Location

Libertyville, Illinois, United States

Position Type


Applications will be accepted

Position is subject to close at any time.