Perform the functions of a
community service officer when needed.
Work closely with Kane and Cook
County animal control.
Work closely with area
veterinarians and/or animal hospitals which render aid for sick or injured
Work closely with the designated
animal facility for the city of Elgin.
Investigate cases involving
animal neglect/cruelty and pursue criminal charges as necessary.
Re-unite lost or stray animals
to their owners or to the designated animal facility.
Locate and capture loose dogs in
the city of Elgin.
Responds to issues as requested
Issue citations to owners of
animals for local ordinance violations.
Respond to citizen wildlife
Identify most small wild animals
and possess familiarization with their habits and cultures.
Prepare and conduct
presentations regarding animal control and animal safety for the community.
Prepare the appropriate reports
pertaining to call types and volume. Submit said reports to the appropriate
Prepare annual budget reports
for training and equipment.
Provide updates for the animal
control website pages as needed.
Maintain a current listing of
animal control contacts and equipment; and, ensure the repair/replacement of
Make recommendations to the
department's animal control policy and the city's Emergency Operations Plan as
it relates to animal control topics.
Train new officers and community
service officers on topics related to animal control.
The animal control officer,
although vested with police powers to enforce city code violations, shall not
carry, nor be authorized to use a firearm. However, the use of the
tranquilizer gun is authorized in animal control situations.
This is medium work requiring
the exertion of 80 pounds of force occasionally, up to 40 pound of force
frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Work requires climbing,
stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and
High School Diploma or GED
required; community service officer experience preferred.
Working knowledge of department
rules, regulations and city ordinances involving animals.
Knowledgeable regarding hunting
and trapping rules and regulations
Maintain a valid driver's
license and possess the ability to drive a small truck.
Possess the skill for handling
and caring for animals.
Ability to work without close
supervision and make independent, sound decisions.
Ability to deal with the public
in a courteous, tactful and impartial manner.
Ability to accurately record
information and prepare documentation in a legible manner.
Ability to establish and
maintain effective work relationships with supervisors and fellow employees.
Extensive and demonstrative
knowledge of computer applications and ability to utilize law enforcement data