NOW HIRING: The Athens County Dog Shelter is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Deputy Dog Warden. This position has a starting hourly pay rate of $15.52. The hired applicant will be provided a company vehicle and will have “on call” hours. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Applicants shall be a United States citizen; possess a valid Ohio State Driver’s License; have a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal history, physical agility and medical screening. The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to change the dates and locations of any portion of the selection process. 


Applications may be obtained by contacting Brynne Morris at or in person at:

Athens County Sheriff’s Office. 
13 W. Washington Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

JOB DESCRIPTION: The warden and deputies shall make a record of all dogs owned, kept, and harbored in their respective counties. They shall patrol their respective counties and seize and impound on sight all dogs found running at large and all dogs more than three months of age found not wearing a valid registration tag, except any dog that wears a valid registration tag and is: on the premises of its owner, keeper, or harborer, under the reasonable control of its owner or some other person, hunting with its owner or its handler at a field trial, kept constantly confined in a dog kennel registered under this chapter or one licensed under Chapter 956. of the Revised Code, or acquired by, and confined on the premises of, an institution or organization of the type described in section 955.16 of the Revised Code. A dog that wears a valid registration tag may be seized on the premises of its owner, keeper, or harborer and impounded only in the event of a natural disaster. In addition to the above listed duties, the Warden and deputies are to ensure the health and safety of the animals in their care. This would include providing a clean and sanitary kennel, feeding, dispensing medications, facilitating redemptions, taking surrenders, and assisting with adoptions to suitable candidates. Wardens and deputies may supervise volunteers aid and assist community service workers while such individuals are on the grounds of the Athens County Dog Shelter with dogs that are under the control and custody of the Athens County Dog Shelter or in the community during public events. Wardens and deputies may also be required to assist Shelter Staff as necessary in the performance of their duties.