Job Description

The primary purpose of the Deputy Dog Warden classification is to enforce Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 955 within the county.
Job Duties:
Enforce statutes regulating licensing, ownership and control of animals. Investigate citizen and conduct investigations of animal bite/scratch cases. Conduct preliminary assessment of sick and injured dogs and impound and transport animals to animal shelter, if necessary. Impound and transport dogs, cats, raccoons, bats or other animals when rabies exposure is suspected. Prepare and issue notices of violation and criminal complaints to dog owners for violations of ORC Chapter 955. Take livestock loss reports. Set and retrieve animal traps as needed. Receive service requests from the radio dispatcher. Investigate possible designations of dogs as nuisance, dangerous or vicious by collecting photographic and physical evidence and witness statements.

Patrol assigned area to check for loose dogs and other ORC Chapter 955 violations and assist law enforcement agencies when warrants are served regarding ORC Chapter 955 violations. Check dog license and rabies tags for date and validity. Transport animals to other agencies as needed. Establish public contact to promote community awareness. Function as a Radio Dispatcher in a backup capacity. Perform other related animal shelter support as assigned. Perform community relations duties as directed. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

These duties are illustrative only and you may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED with two (2) years previous animal handling experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Additional Requirements:
Required to maintain a valid Ohio driver's license.

Supervisory Responsibilities
None required.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Ellen French
Sr. HR Administrator

Closing Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021

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