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Position Description

Kennel Tech, Full Time
Location McHenry County Public Health Dept
# of openings 1
Pay Range $12.50 per hour
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DIVISION:  Animal Control

HOURS:  37.5 hours per week, including some weekend and holidays

SALARY:  $12.50 per hour



Provide coordination and general day-to-day care for animals housed in shelter that is sanitary and a safe environment. Team oriented environment.



Responsibilities include: cleaning and sanitizing cages, kennels and runs, feeding animals and observing and assisting with medical problems and euthanasia. Assisting the Animal Control Administrator in the determination of disposition of sheltered animals.  Responsibilities also include performing temperament testing, assisting with adoptions, providing medical care, preparation of rabies specimens and other office duties. Assist the public with adoptions, lost and found animals, and inquiries.


  • Licensed veterinary technician preferred.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Euthanasia Certification (through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation) is required within 9 months.
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs.
  • Position subject to a background check including fingerprinting.




Medical/Dental/Vision/Accident Insurance, Health Savings Account, IMRF Pension Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan, Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal and Sick Days.


No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.  McHenry County is an equal opportunity employer.






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