The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a farrier to work in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 2 years as an active farrier. A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as proper licenses to drive and operate machinery associated with this position.

Typical duties include: performing corrective or therapeutic trimming and shoeing as well as regular shoeing and trimming; examining the horses for lameness; identifying causes of laminitis; collecting and recording information on each horse regarding treatment, etc.; maintaining a clean and inventoried work space; assisting in teaching farrier techniques to students; organizing demonstrations for open houses or other special occasions; providing invoices and receiving payment from clients for farrier services; and performing other duties as assigned.

This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible civil service position. The typical work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. The salary will be based on experience. Candidates must be willing to submit to a background check upon accepting an offer. Other pre-employment checks may be required.

In order to apply, candidates must submit a Civil Service application at and an exam request form for Farrier. Some documents that might be required for your application include: resumes, college transcripts (unofficial are fine), driver’s license, professional licenses and certifications. Exam scores will be based on materials submitted and not on a written exam. 

Current employees working within this classification should not apply. However, they may request to be added to the Transfer List

Applicants should watch their email, including spam or junk mail, for test messages and other correspondences from and  

For more information regarding application processes, please contact Staff Human Resources at (217) 333-2137 or

Applications will close Jan. 2, 2019.