Dog Law Enforcement WardenLuzerne County

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Full-time$41,917 – $63,179 a year38 minutes ago
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Military leave
  • Flexible schedule
  • Customer service
  • Driver’s License
  • Computer skills
  • Law enforcement
  • Communication skills
  • High school diploma or GED
Full Job Description

Do you have an interest in being a public servant within a fast-paced work environment, and working with a diverse group of people? Are you good with multi-tasking, customer service, communication, computer skills, and comfortable with conducting inspections and investigations? Are you a self-starter that can work independently and as part of a team? If so, this position may be a good fit for you!


Dog Wardens are responsible for enforcing the PA Dog Law (Act 119), Rabies law (Act 181) and any other applicable statues. This position inspects dogs to determine if they are licensed as required by the State Dog Law; investigates complaints pertaining to dogs running at large; investigates dog bites, and places quarantines on dogs to ensure public safety; conducts investigations to settle claims for damages to livestock or poultry caused by dogs and prepares reports for payment of damages; conducts investigations of suspected illegal transportation or killing of dogs as well as out of state dealers; researches and investigates illegal/unlicensed kennels; and receives complaints regarding illegal kennels, violations of the State Dog Law, and inhumane kennel conditions, conducts an investigation into the complaint and issues a report.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Full-time employment.

Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

This position will be home headquartered in Luzerne County.

Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
Two years of experience in dog law enforcement work and graduation from high school; or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license; or ability to gain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within the probationary period.

Additional Requirements:
You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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