Dog Law Enforcement Warden

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Full Time, Permanent $44,010 - $66,348 Per year PA Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 2301 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, United States Apply before 6/5/2024 11:59


Would you enjoy a career which allows you to create a healthier, brighter future for dogs and people by ensuring rules and regulations are followed? If you excel in multi-tasking, communication, computer skills, and are comfortable with conducting inspections and investigations, this may be the position for you! The Department of Agriculture is seeking a detail-oriented, diligent, and dedicated State Dog Warden to join the team. Take pride in knowing you are making a genuine difference while also creating an exciting career path, apply today!


As a State Dog Warden, you will be responsible for enforcing the PA Dog Law, Rabies law (Act 181), and any other applicable statues. You will inspect dogs to determine if they are licensed as required by the State Dog Law; investigate complaints pertaining to dogs running at large; investigate dog bites and place quarantines on dogs to ensure public safety; conduct investigations to settle claims for damages to livestock or poultry caused by dogs and prepare reports for payment of damages; conduct investigations of suspected illegal transportation or killing of dogs as well as out of state dealers; research and investigate illegal/unlicensed kennels; and receive complaints regarding illegal kennels, violations of the State Dog Law, and inhumane kennel conditions, conduct an investigation into the complaint, and issue a report.

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Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • This position will be home headquartered in Butler County. If applicant does not live in Butler County, the assigned state vehicle must be parked in Butler 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.