HURON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:               Deputy Dog Warden I

Status:            Full-time, classified, non-exempt

Job Summary: This is a full-time, non-exempt, classified position reporting to and supervised by the Huron County Dog Warden.  The incumbent has responsibility for controlling the stray dog population and handling animal complaints within the jurisdiction of Huron County. This position requires the individual to clean kennels and caring for the stray population at the county facility. Also included in his or her responsibilities are duties required by State and local law, acquired knowledge and understanding of those laws, and other related assignments as requested. Hours of work may vary for individual being on on-call status. This position has a one year probationary period.

Essential Functions:

  • Cleans and sanitizes kennel area and cages.  Feeds and cares for dogs.
  • Responds to citizens’ questions and inquiries by phone and in person.
  • Performs various clerical tasks, including, but not limited to, maintaining records, filing documents, typing reports, logging location reports.
  • Completes statements of fact for use in court proceedings. Testifies in court to assist in criminal prosecutions.
  • Performs dispatching duties, including receiving complaints by telephone and in person.  Determines the nature of and prioritizes complaints and initiates the appropriate response.  Logs all complaints into the computer.
  • Completes all necessary forms and documents required for intake, adoption, and redemption of dogs, as well as for sale of dog tags.
  • Responds to situations or complaints to capture, confine, restrain, subdue, or neutralize vicious and dangerous dogs.
  • Patrols Huron County for stray dogs and performs license compliance checks.
  • Responds to calls regarding dogs hit by vehicles and responds in accordance with State laws and departmental policies.
  • Handles and transports vicious and dangerous dogs.
  • Investigates livestock kills/claims as required by law.  Attempts to determine cause of damage and takes appropriate action (I.e. ODA forms for coyotes and black vultures; internal procedure for dogs).
  • Assists with the euthanasia of dogs as directed by veterinarian or euthanasia technician.
  • Investigates reports of dog bites and completes and files necessary rabies quarantine paperwork.
  • Assists with office operations as directed.
  • Interacts with dogs to assess temperament and behavioral characteristics.
  • Identifies breeds, ages, and sex of dogs, as well as common dog diseases and injuries.
  • Assists the general public in the selection of dogs for adoption
  • Maintains inventory supplies.
  • Is available for on-call status and performs on-call duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Meets Ohio Revised Code 2923.211 requirements for carrying a handgun.
  • Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Completes all assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Some law enforcement training.
  • Ability to operate Microsoft software and other computer functions.
  • Firearms training.
  • Euthanasia training.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate/GED.
  • Possess or obtain valid Ohio driver’s license within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • Acceptable driving record for insurance and liability purposes.
  • Possess or obtain certification in firearms, including hand guns, shotguns and tasers within 30 days of appointment.

Equipment Operation:

All office equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, keyboards, telephone system equipment, copiers, scanners, and facsimile machines.

Work Environment:

Work may be performed in a climate controlled office setting. Heavy lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling and physical exertion may be required. Willingness to work under sometimes adverse weather conditions; operates or works in proximity to moving motor vehicles; exposure to loud noise. Must be able to handle vicious and/or uncontrolled dogs. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

Job Title: Deputy Dog Warden I – Full-time, classified, non-exempt

                        Wages: $10.50 per hour ($.50 increase after successful six month evaluation)

Job Duties and Responsibilities:      (not all inclusive)

This is a full-time, non-exempt, classified position reporting to and supervised by the Huron County Dog Warden.  The incumbent has responsibility for controlling the stray dog population and handling animal complaints within the jurisdiction of Huron County. This position requires the individual to clean kennels and caring for the stray population at the county facility. Also included in his or her responsibilities are duties required by State and local law, acquired knowledge and understanding of those laws, and other related assignments as requested. Hours of work may vary for individual being on on-call status.

Application and Selection Procedures:      

Candidates should submit Huron County Application for Employment, which can be found at

(http://www.hccommissioners.com), to the HR Office,12 E. Main St., Suite 513, Norwalk, OH 44857. Applications will also be accepted electronically at hrassist@hccommissioners.com. Full job description can also be found at the aforementioned site. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a driving record check and a full background investigation. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Position is open until filled.

Huron County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Applications are subject to public records law.