Jefferson County Animal Control

107 E Perkins

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Job Title:                   Animal Control 1

Position Type:          Part Time

Department:            Jefferson Animal Control

Reports to:               Shelter Supervisor

Hours of Work:        8:00am to 12:00pm Monday - Friday

                                   Possibly 8:00AM To 4:00PM

                                   Thirty (30) minute lunch period  

Job Summary

This position is responsible for labor related duties to all aspects of the Animal Shelter, duties such as cleaning outside and inside all dog and cat pens daily. Mopping and cleaning all shelter floors, washing trays, bowls, and loading washer with any laundry needing done. Provide fresh water and food for all animals daily. Handle animals safely and effectively. Perform light maintenance at the animal shelter. This Position works under the direct supervision of the Shelter Supervisor. View animals with the public, and help with an adoption when necessary.  Correctly updates and/or maintains files as needed.  All other duties as deemed necessary.


Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent with prior work experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job
  • This position involves standing, walking, and general mobility to perform the duties of the position
  • Must have the ability to achieve goals individually and as a team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively complete assigned tasks with minimal direction
  • The ability to carry up to 50 pounds


Supervision Exercised

  • None


Language Skills

  • Ability to speak and relate courteously with the public.  Ability to effectively relay information in regards to an animal or animal related situation.


Residency Requirements

Residency within the limits of Jefferson County is required for all county employees.


Applications can be picked up and submitted to Jefferson County Animal Control. Applications can also be found and printed off the Jefferson County Website.



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