DOG TRAINER in Panama City, FL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
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Job Description

Facility: Bay Correctional Center

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position provides dog obedience and service dog task training to selected inmates handlers; coaches and supports weekend puppy raisers’ socialization activities and maintains obedience training in an effort to maximize each dog’s potential success as a service or guide dog.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screens and selects suitable inmate handlers based on the program and facility’s rules and regulations.
  • Instructs inmate handlers dog behavior, socialization, obedience, and service dog task training.  Prepares and follows up on inmate handlers’ weekly training records and assignments. 
  • Interviews and selects applicants for weekend puppy raiser homes.  Conducts home visit as part of selection process.  Meets with weekend puppy raisers twice a month or as needed.  Conducts and documents periodic evaluations and home visits. 
  • Reports on progress of the dog training and socialization for the purpose of assessing physical and temperament development of them to potentially serve as service dogs.
  • Participates in other projects and special tasks as assigned by the management.
  • Works with dog department to facilitate placement of new puppies and return of dogs when finished training.  Be responsible for the return of advanced training dogs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Technical degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience in dog obedience instruction, service dog instruction, foster puppy instruction and ability to evaluate and manage volunteers.
  • Ability to evaluate and monitor progress of puppies relating to desirable physical and temperament traits.
  • Ability to travel, spending approximately 75% of time working at prison; 25% traveling to meet with weekend dog raisers in local area.
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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