Marine Mammal Trainer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Requisition ID
Position Category
Other / Technical
Defense Mission & Health Solutions


We are hiring a Marine Mammal Trainer for  new program in San Diego, CA. Work will be performed onsite.  


This role will have the opportunity deal with Naval Marine Mammal programs.  Training dolphins and sealions to assist the Navy with mine counter measures.


What you'll do:

  • serve as a designated primary handler for multiple animals who require advanced training.
  • Serves in a team leadership capacity for multiple trainers or animals.
  • Conducts behavior modification and shaping of behaviors, while carrying out a variety of complex training plans.
  • Responsible for the development of training plans or tasks.
  • May lead a boat team.
  • Provide oversight and technical direction, in a non-supervisory capacity, to Marine Mammal Trainer II positions.
  • This position may require diving.


What you'll need:

  • Education:  0 years with a BS//BA or HS education and 4 years experience
  • Clearance:  US Citizen and ability to obtain DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • 4 years marine mammal training experience


Desired Experience:

  • Free release experience

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$39,000 - $62,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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