Marine Mammal Training Supervisor

Other / Technical


San Diego

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No remote/telework allowed
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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.


We are hiring a Marine Mammal Trainer Supervisor for a 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 will do:

  • Supervise, mentor, and provide technical guidance to a team of marine mammal trainers
  • Develop and implement effective training plans and curricula for marine mammals to prepare them for fleet deployments and operational scenarios
  • Ensure training adheres to established standards, protocols, and animal welfare guidelines
  • Oversee training evolutions and data collection to assess marine mammal proficiency
  • Manage training schedules, resources, and facilities
  • Lead training support for marine mammal deployments and operations
  • Collaborate with veterinarians and marine mammal personnel on animal care, health, and safety
  • Maintain accurate training records and documentation

What you'll need:

  • Clearance:  DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • Education:  High School Diploma and 6 years of experience
  • NMMP Continuing Education Courses I-IV required

Desired Skills:

  • Experience training bottlenose dolphins and/or California sea lions
  • Knowledge of marine mammal research techniques and scientific data collection
  • Deployment experience supporting Navy operations
  • Certified Professional Animal Training (CPAT) accreditation

Target Salary Range

$80,000 - $128,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

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At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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