Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Deputy Dog Warden

Job Title: Deputy Dog Warden

Job Description: The job position patrols the county and enforces statutes governing licensing and regulation of dogs with owners (conducts license checks during complaint calls, warns owners in violation, issues citations, seizes and impounds dogs, investigates neglect and cruelty relating to dogs, etc.) Investigate bite cases in conjunction with the County Board of Health, quarantines dogs, investigates claims for damage to animals (fowl, sheep, calves, etc.) determines if damage is done by dogs; appears in court as subpoenaed, attends arraignments and assists prosecutor for upcoming pre-trials; receives and responds to telephone complaints; conducts door to door dog license checks; files dog licenses, maintain shelters, cares for dogs and conditions; maintains walkways during bad weather events. Prepares and maintains records, reports and other documentation. READ MORE

Minimum Qualifications (Required Education, Experience and Skills, Licensure, Certification):
High School Diploma or GED, ability to learn the Ohio Revised Code as it relates to dog control; proper methods of handling and caring for dogs, animal euthanasia, animal behavior; records management. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and a good driving record. Good communication skills and judgment.
Preferred Qualifications (Education, Experience and Skills, Licensure, Certification):
Thorough understanding of welfare of dogs. Determine characteristics of dog relating to the safety of the public. Current on Certification relating to dog handling. Investigate incidents and write clear and detailed fact based reports. Strong ability to work with uncooperative individuals during tense times. Basic computer skills. Maintain strong work ethic, safe working environment and standards.


Business Name: Clinton County

Business Address: 1330 Fife Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Contact Name: Wendy Eddlemon

Contact Phone: 937-383-1170

Contact Email: Eddlemon.Wendy@clintoncountyohio.us