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COUNTY employment opportunities

Animal Control Director/Zoning Consultant and Assistants

Animal Control Director and Zoning Consultant
We are looking for an individual with a dynamic personality to manage the animal control facility and to provide care, compassion and respect for the animals, pet owners and the general public.  This management position is proposed to overlap with the position of the county zoning consultant to issue building and special use permits, prepare Zoning Board of Appeals materials and ordinance compliance.  Successful candidates will have good communication and written skills, the latest electronic technical capabilities, a management background and knowledge of general office processes. The County offers an excellent benefit package for this Full time position.  



Additional applications will be accepted for Part time work at the animal control facility which includes meeting the public, care and interaction with the animals and other duties as needed. Work days and hours have some flexibility.


Submit job application and resume/cover letter to County Board Chairman’s Office on the second floor of the Christian County Courthouse, 101 S. Main, Taylorville by 4:00 pm on May 1.   


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

Job Title:          County Animal Control Director
Department:     County Animal Control [and overlapping with Zoning Consultant]
Reports To:       County Board Chairman
FLSA Status:     Full time management--Exempt
Residency:       Must live in Christian County within 6 months of employment 

                                                                                              
SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE FOR ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR:
Oversee and provide the daily duties necessary to maintain the County Animal Control facility and to provide care, compassion and respect for the animals, pet owners and general public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of all activities, statutes and county policies.
  • Maintain positive public image. Visits with schools and clubs.
  • Accurate record keeping following procedures for capture, confinement, adoption, maintain daily log book.
  • Responding promptly to phone inquiries or animal issues.
  • Must maintain kennels to pass State inspections.
  • Preparation of the budget, ordering supplies, paying bills-all office aspects.
  • Oversee Pet Adoption Program, Spay and Neuter Program, assisting volunteers who find “forever homes”.
  • Maintain yard and property: mowing etc.
  • Maintain order and distribution of rabies tags annually.
  • Schedule employees work hours, time sheets and pay sheet.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position exercises supervisor responsibility to manage employees of the department and may be responsible for the performance and management of those employees.  The AC Director will be involved in the hiring process of staff along with HR.

QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to:

  • perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • must have technical capabilities in word and excel (or equivalent)
  • must be compassionate and considerate
  • must have good communication and written skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • Prefer an associate’s degree, but must have high school diploma or equivalent certificate. 
  • Prefer supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to deal with people in a professional and understanding manner and possess good conflict resolution skills. 
  • Must possess ability and knowledge for general maintenance at the facility—both inside and outside including lawn maintenance.
  • Must be able to operate a truck safely and maintain an Illinois Drivers License. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents pertaining to the state and federal statutes. 
  • Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Must have the ability to effectively and professionally interact with other County personnel and non-County personnel.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 

  • Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License. 
  • Trainings as required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, smell, and use hands and fingers to handle/ feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and more than 120 pounds with a lift partner.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Unpleasant smells, conditions and circumstances are most likely during certain events associated with the position.  The environment may be extreme during certain events; both at the facility and off site on a call.

HOURS OF WORK:
In conjunction with the Zoning Officer position, the hours will be mixed during the work week which consists of Monday through Saturday based on a 40 hour work week.
Animal Control facility open hours may be part time with or without other staff during open hours.  This position will be on call for emergency animal bites or similar circumstances 24/7 with options of assigning staff on call hours.

OTHER DUTIES:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 2

Job Title:       County Animal Control Assistants and/or Pen Cleaners
Department:  County Animal Control [and overlapping with Zoning Consultant]
Reports To:   County Animal Control Director
FLSA Status:  Part time hourly (5-15 hours per week)
Residency:    Must live in Christian County within 6 months of employment                                                                                               
SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE FOR ANIMAL CONTROL ASSISTANTS:
Provide the daily duties necessary to maintain the County Animal Control facility and to provide care, compassion and respect for the animals, pet owners and general public. Assistants will work closely with the director and assist with research of new programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow State statutes and county policies.
  • Maintain positive public image.
  • Accurate record keeping following procedures for capture, confinement, adoption.
  • Responding promptly to phone inquiries or animal issues.
  • Must maintain kennels to pass State inspections.
  • Understand the Pet Adoption Program, Spay and Neuter Program and assist rescue volunteers.
  • Some yard work and property maintenance may be required: mowing etc.

QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to:

  • perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • must have technical capabilities and knowledge of  the internet and social media
  • must be compassionate and considerate
  • must have good communication and written skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent certificate. 
  • Must be able to deal with people in a professional and understanding manner and possess good conflict resolution skills. 
  • Must possess ability and knowledge for general maintenance at the facility—both inside and outside including lawn maintenance.
  • Must be able to operate a truck safely and maintain an Illinois Drivers License. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

  • Must have the ability to effectively and professionally interact with the public and  County personnel.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 

  • Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License. 
  • Trainings as required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, smell, and use hands and fingers to handle/ feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and more than 120 pounds with a lift partner.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Unpleasant smells, conditions and circumstances are most likely during certain events associated with the position.  The environment may be extreme during certain events; both at the facility and off site on a call.

HOURS OF WORK:
The hours will be mixed during the work week which consists of Monday through Saturday based on a 40 hour work week.  Flexible part time hours are available from five to 19 hours per week. Hours for Sundays and holidays will be necessary for pen cleaning duties.  Some on call hours for emergency animal bites or similar circumstances may be an option.

OTHER DUTIES:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 3

Job Title:            County Zoning Consultant
Department:       County Zoning Office [overlapping with Animal Control Director]
Reports To:        County Board Chairman
FLSA Status:       Exempt
Residency:         Must live in Christian County within 6 months of employment                                                                                               
SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE FOR ZONING CONSULTANT:
Oversee and administer all aspects of the County’s Zoning Ordinances, as written, without authority to deviate from these ordinances.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Zoning Administration

  • Must become thoroughly familiar with all zoning ordinances and appropriate forms.
  • Responsible for the overall administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinances.
  • Accept and reviews zoning permit applications. Determines compliance with the provisions of the appropriate Zoning Ordinance and completeness of the application.
  • Issue the appropriate land-use permit when all provisions of the appropriate Ordinance are in compliance and maintains a complete file of permits issued. Notifies applicant, in writing, if the proposed use is not in compliance with ordinance standards and assists with an appropriate alternative administrative remedy necessary to attain compliance.
  • Perform inspection duties to ensure land use changes are in compliance with the appropriate Zoning Ordinance. The use of check lists and instruction lists is required.
  • Attend Committee and Board meetings, as needed, to report on zoning issues and advise on issues related to zoning administration. Evening meetings can be expected.
  • Review, inspect, and approve all property (land divisions, platted subdivision splits and combinations, etc.).
  • Conduct technical reviews, site inspections, and makes reports to the Chairman’s office, appropriate committee and Zoning Board of Appeals on specific project proposals such as, but not limited to, special use permit applications, conditional use permit applications, zoning amendments, variances, and appeals.

Zoning Enforcement

  • Investigate alleged violations of the Ordinance and advises landowners/applicants of necessary corrective measures. Keeps an inventory of said violations, including dated photographs and/or other evidence.
  • Present case facts and explains decisions of the Zoning Officer’s office before the Board of Appeals.
  • Attend meetings and follows the directives of the Zoning Board of Appeals, usually at evening meetings.
  • Develop recommendations regarding zoning amendments, zoning permit fee structures, zoning forms; and may propose solutions to any problem encountered in administering the Zoning Ordinance.

Office Administration

  • Submit, at least monthly, (1) transmittal of zoning permit fees collected, (2) cash, and

(3) checks to the treasurer.

  • Submits one copy of the zoning permit applications to the tax assessor in a timely manner.
  • Administer and follows procedures and policies established for the office.
  • Keep the zoning map, text, and office records up-to-date by recording all amendments and retaining all official documents; and makes copies of the zoning ordinance available to the public.
  • Prepare, publish, post, send and/or deliver public notices and/or meetings and hearings.
  • Turn in written report (each month) to the legislative body, which itemizes mileage and expenses and hours worked.
  • Turns in written (annual, or more frequent) reports which includes: permit issues/denials, appeals, request for amendments, request for variances, and other pertinent zoning administration information.

Safety Trainer

  • Provide assistance and guidance to other departments regarding liability, risk issues and safety program certifications.
  • Perform random safety “walk thru” by building.
  • Participate in safety training sessions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position exercises supervisor responsibility to manage employees of the department and may be responsible for the performance and management of those employees applicable to the Zoning Department.  The Zoning Officer will be involved in the hiring process of staff along with HR.

QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to:

  • perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • must have technical capabilities in word and excel (or equivalent)
  • must have effective communication and written skills: Ability to write with clarity, to carry basic communications with permit applicants, related government agencies and other offices as necessary.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • Prefer an associate’s degree, but must have high school diploma or equivalent certificate. 
  • Must be able to deal with people in a professional and understanding manner and possess good conflict resolution skills. 
  • Must possess ability and knowledge for general maintenance at the facility—both inside and outside including lawn maintenance.
  • Must be able to safely operate a truck and maintain an Illinois Driver’s License. 
  • Prefer some background in OSHA, safety and/or work comp.  Will train.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents pertaining to the state and federal statutes. 
  • Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Must have the ability to effectively and professionally interact with other County personnel and non-County personnel.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 

  • Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License. 
  • Trainings as required.
  • Must become certified as a Weed Control Superintendent.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, smell, and use hands and fingers to handle/ feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
Outside of the office setting, inspecting permit sites or zoning issues may require the ability to walk on rough terrain and without access of a path or concrete.

HOURS OF WORK:
In conjunction with the Animal Control Director position, the hours will be mixed during the work week which consists of Monday through Saturday based on a 40 hour work week.
Animal Control facility open hours may be part time with or without other staff during open hours.  This position will be on call for emergency animal bites or similar circumstances 24/7 with options of assigning staff on call hours.  Part time staff shall not do site inspections.

OTHER DUTIES:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

 

 

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