Deputy Dog Warden Position Available

Deputy Dog Warden

Dog Shelter/Animal Control



Job Type: Full-time
Department: Dog Shelter/Animal Control
Job Number: 220000033
  • Carry out instructions in written, oral, or picture form; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form;
  • Effectively deal with difficult situations and individuals 
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations
  • Read, copy, and record figures accurately;
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; copy records precisely without error; 
  • Complete routine forms; prepare routine correspondence; compile and prepare reports; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials
Essential Functions
  • Impounds stray and unwanted dogs; rescues injured dogs and transports to veterinarian; controls aggressive dogs; quarantines dogs involved in bites; investigates animal claims and dog bite reports; tranquilizes and treats dogs; cares for impounded dogs, feeds dogs, cleans kennels; sells dog licenses and issues citations; euthanizes dogs as needed;
  • Answers radio and phones; dispatches and logs calls; maintains radio contact with and logs transport unit locations; calls bite dog owners and explains laws;
  • Works with prospective adopters; provides information to the public; adopts out dogs;
  • Prepares, maintains, and completes logs, files, reports and other documentation; 
  • Drives and maintains a county vehicle;
  • Establishes public points of contact to foster community awareness; Prepares flyers; calls newspapers to place ads and make announcements;
  • Maintains required licensures and certifications;
  • Demonstrates regular, predictable, and punctual attendance
Job Standards
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record;
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening;
  • Must possess a High School Diploma and have prior experience and/or vocational training in animal behavior or related field 
Knox County Ohio
117 East High Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050
(740) 830-6919