Canine Instructor I/II/III

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Canine Performance Sciences

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Canine Instructor I/II/III

Job Class Code

HA05 A-C

Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

1 year

Job Summary

This is a one year limited-term appointment and continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding. Work days are 8 to 10 hours, 4 to 5 days per week and possibly weekends

Duties include canine handling, training, acclimation/socialization, welfare, and care; executing research and development protocols, data collection, data entry, assisting in equipment and procedure area preparation and upkeep; demonstration, instruction, technology transfer, and supervision of other personnel

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to: Canine handling, training, acclimation/socialization, welfare, and care of puppies, young adult, and adult dogs; applies basic principles of behavioral learning/conditioning in preparing dogs for varied, but primarily detection related, working and/or research tasks; observes, records, and assists in evaluating canine behavior and performance for production, research, and development activities; transports dogs locally for training/acclimation and to remote housing locations that requires interstate and, occasionally, overnight travel; assists in planning and developing training and acclimation/socialization programs.
Follows research and development protocols. Conducts demonstrations and may provide for technology transfer to other detection canine practitioners. Assists in the overall management of facilities and equipment utilized by the program. May guide/instruct trainees, students, or volunteers and perform other duties as necessary to support the operations of the Canine Performance Sciences Program

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

0 years of experience required for Level I

Area of Experience

Experience in basic animal behavior

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II – HS diploma or equivalent plus 3 years of relevant experience
Level III – HS diploma or equivalent plus 4 years for relevant experience

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Basic animal training and husbandry/care skills and ability to follow protocols, record observations and communicate effectively
Job may require frequent travel and possible extensive travel periods. Must have the ability to lift & carry up to 100 pounds and be willing to, at times, work weekends and atypical hours and work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Must be US Citizen at time of Hire

Minimum Technology Skills

Basic computer communications (i.e., e-mail) and data entry skills. Ability to tow a trailer.

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with, training, and caring for animals from birth to adulthood; educational (formal or informal) and practical background providing an understanding of basic principles of learning/conditioning and ability to both verbally describe and apply principles; Experience in public and/or customer service; comfortable making public presentations and leading collaborative activities; working effectively in collaborative teams as well as independently; ability to solve problems; good interpersonal communication skills; goal oriented, motivated to achieve success for themselves and, equally their co-workers and program; ability and experience in driving larger vehicles and towing trailers, especially animal transport vehicles and towing animal transport trailers. Operational detection canine experience. Leadership and instruction of groups/teams especially in military or other government service. Research. Relevant military, government agency, vocational, college coursework (behavior, psychology, animal science, biology etc.), bachelors or advanced degree.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$22,300 - $52,100

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

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EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must be US Citizen at time of hire

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