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Marine Mammal Assistant I

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Saic San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 4 months ago

Marine Mammal Assistant I (Job Number:439879)


SAIC has a current opening for Marine Mammal Assistant in San Diego, CA.


  • Personnel performing this position will be required to perform preparation of rations, and cleaning of food preparation areas, animal enclosures and commons areas, as well as maintaining and cleaning specialized equipment.

  • Personnel are also responsible for the operation and maintenance of small watercraft.

  • Personnel perform feeding and administration of food supplements, perform observation of marine mammals, and assist with basic husbandry.

  • The personnel in this position may be trained to become a designated secondary handler for specific animals.

  • As part of an integrated military function the MMA1 performs tasks related to the care and training of marine mammals for specific marine mammal projects.



  • *Must be able to obtain a 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.


  • 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 a secret level security clearance prior to starting work.

SAIC Overview:
SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAICs approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Sep 4, 2018, 6:03:22 PM

Primary Location: United States-CA-SAN DIEGO

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

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