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Animal Training Support I

Job ID: 198870
Location: SILVERDALE, WA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2019
Category: Training
Subcategory: Animal Training Support
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an Animal Trainer Assistant to join our talented team in Silverdale, WA. The ideal candidate shall perform preparation of rations, cleaning of food preparation areas, animal enclosures and common areas, as well as maintaining and cleaning specialized equipment. 

He/She shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of small watercraft, feeding and administration of food supplements, perform observation of marine mammals, and assist with basic husbandry.

The selected candidate may be trained to become a designated secondary handler for specific animals. As part of an integrated military function the selected candidate shall perform tasks related to the care and training of marine mammals for specific marine mammal projects.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain an interim secret level security clearance prior to starting work.
  • This position will require scuba diving. Advanced scuba skills are a plus.
  • Job will require working outdoors, on boats in adverse weather conditions.
  • All new hires will have to pass a swim & dive test in addition to possessing at minimum, a basic scuba certification.
  • Personnel must be able to work flexible work hours (shift work) including weekends and holidays.
  • A requirement for this position includes the ability to travel with animals for extended periods of time anywhere in the world, to include potentially harsh environmental and high risk locations, within 72 hours’ notice. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Basic SCUBA, High school diploma (or equivalent), and one of the following:
    • One (1) year animal training experience -or- Operational and navigation experience on small boats (30’ or under), USCG license (operator of un-inspected passenger vessels/6pac – 46 CFR 10.467) or higher/U.S. Navy Coxswain’s certification, and Operational experience using maritime navigational devices -or- Advanced scuba diving certifications (i.e. dive master, instructor, commercial diver certification, 1st or 2nd class Navy Diver classification), and current First Aid and CPR certification, -or- Two (2) years of college and 3 months experience as a marine mammal custodian
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must be able to obtain an interim secret level security clearance prior to starting work.

Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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