Job Details

Deputy Dog Warden I

Division: Animal Control
Contact Name: Chelsea Markert
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 740-670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 1/22/2021
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Position Location: Dog Leg Road, Newark, Ohio
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Position Description:


  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Patrols County and enforces statutes governing licensing and the regulation of dogs as required by the ORC; investigates calls and complaints regarding dogs running at large, dog bites, animal livestock kills, stray, hostile, injured, or sick dogs; seizes and impounds dogs (e.g., lifts, loads, transports, and unloads animals, etc.)
  • Assists other County Law Enforcement agencies in executing search warrants.
  • Maintains the bookkeeping and data entry for all dog bite reports, quarantine orders and rabies submission reports. Notified Health Department on status of all quarantined animals at Animal Shelter.
  • Prepares documents and statement of charges to present in a court of law; appear and testify in a court of law.
  • Seize and secure evidence in nuisance cases.
  • Performs tasks related to care of animals; cleans cages.   Performs custodial tasks involving physical labor and use of equipment.
  • Performs euthanasia and disposes of animals using certified methods and equipment as necessary.
  • Fills in for office clerical staff as necessary (assists in adoptions, issuance of licenses, etc.).
  • Totals and balances daily receipts at the end of each shift as needed.
  • Directs Community Service personnel in completion of tasks as needed.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.
Brief Description:

Serves County as Animal Control Officer. Provides customer service and administrative / clerical support for the Animal Control Office.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and one (1) to two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):

Understand House Bill 14. Deeming dogs as dangerous or vicious. Knowledge of interaction with volunteers or concerned citizens regarding various animal related issues.

Valid Ohio Driver’s license; *Oath of Office to serve as a Deputy Dog Warden; *Euthanasia Technician Certification. (*obtained within 12 months after hire or job placement.)

Application Procedure:

Employees within the current department wishing to apply for the posted vacancy shall submit a letter of interest. A letter of interest shall include a resume and a cover letter indicating qualifications in detail. All other applicants must submit a completed application, resume and cover letter. Please submit to the Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd. Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department or printed from the website at

Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Salary:        $15.75 per hour – PER UNION CONTRACT

About UFA:

Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly