Kennel Attendant Position Available

Kennel Attendant

Dog Shelter/Animal Control


Salary: $12.00 Hourly
Location: Mount Vernon, OH
Job Type: Part-time
Department: Dog Shelter/Animal Control
Job Number: 220000015



Under direction of the Dog Warden, the Kennel Attendant is responsible for maintaining and cleaning the kennels and surrounding areas.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and cleans dog kennels; prepares dog food; maintains and cleans non-kennel areas; feeds, exercises, grooms and administers medications to animals as needed, etc.
  • Performs on-call duties
  • Maintains required licensures and certification, if any.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Job Standards

  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent (high school diploma or GED); must have experience working with animals; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of: *County, Department, and Division goals and objectives; *County, Department, and Division policies and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; state and federal regulations; customer service; office practice and procedures; public relations; dogs.

Skill in: computer operation; use of modern office equipment; organization; motor vehicle operation; animal handling; organization.

Ability to: carry out instructions; deal with many variables and determine specific action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; read, copy, and record figures accurately; develop and maintain effective working relationships; be self-motivated; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality; use personal computer, printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, and other standard business office equipment; and operate a motor vehicle safely.

(*indicates developed after employment)

Work schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Eight hours per day, flexible schedule.

This position is part-time, non-exempt.

The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); works in the vicinity of floor or wall openings, elevated platforms, and/or runways; is exposed to environmental conditions which may result in injury from fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, and/or poorly ventilated work areas; is exposed to possible injury from extremely noisy conditions above 85 db. (e.g. dogs barking, etc.); is exposed to possible injury from hazardous gases, chemicals, flammables, or air contaminants; is exposed to possible injury from hazardous waste; is exposed to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; has exposure to potentially vicious animals; has exposure to life-threatening situations; has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; has exposure to extreme non-weather related heat or cold; this is considered medium work and the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the physical demands required of the position in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s physical demands strength ratings.

In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.


Knox County Ohio

117 East High Street

Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050

(740) 830-6919