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Multi-Purpose Canine Trainer/Instructor: Opelika, AL

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with development of course outcomes and curriculum which are consistent with the Canine Education goals.
  • Convey course outcomes and expectations to students according to school policy.
  • Organize and manage instructional activities.
  • Use appropriate learner-centered instructional methods.
  • Provide evaluation methods appropriate to stated outcomes.
  • Evaluate student learning in a fair manner.
  • Posts and maintains sufficient office hours compatible with student schedules.
  • Maintain accurate records of evaluation and course work including attendance.
  • Submit grades as required and on time.
  • Regularly seeks feedback on course delivery and student learning.
  • Participate in course evaluation system of instructional services.
  • Revise / update courses regularly.
  • Contribute to the assessment of student academic achievement.
  • Work cooperatively with others to accomplish the goals of the department.
  • At all times maintains a safe working area and conditions.


  • Certification(s) from a known canine training company (Dual Purpose Handler, Dual Purpose Trainer)
  • Five (5) years’ experience required, in training various canine breeds; experience training patrol, tracking, and detection dogs is required.
  • Demonstrated skill/experience with the following strongly preferred: Positive reinforcement; Clicker training; Hand signals; Voice commands; Reward systems; Agility; Group session training; Basic and advanced obedience; Behavior modification; Handler protection; Scent detection.
  • Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in professional associations, consultative practice, participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and research.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong technology skills including usage of email, student information system, and learning management system
  • Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of subject area.
  • Knowledge of educational theory and application.
  • Knowledge of learners and individual learning styles.
  • Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational process.
  • Educational technology skills.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Caring attitude toward students.
  • Learning and self-motivation skills.
  • Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Behaves in accordance with Global K9 Solutions mission, goals, and values.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of safe working conditions.


  • Industry leading and affordable Health Insurance (employer contributes approximately 75% of the premium cost)
  • Wellness Program
  • Dental Insurance            
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • 401(k) Plan with Accelerated Vesting Schedule (1 year vesting)
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance
  • Company Sponsored Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Free College Tuition (available to all employees who qualify)
  • Instant Pay Options for accelerated pay options

About Us

GK9PG was the first company approved by the TSA to begin providing Certified Cargo Screening Facility – K9 (CCSF-K9) services. Since then, we have grown to services over 35 states and 400+ client locations in the cargo industry in addition to expansion into the sports, entertainment, school and healthcare industries. The best way to describe our management team is to say that they focus on diversity. By fusing the skillsets of our Six Sigma Black Belts, MBAs, Industry Consultants, Security Specialist, & Canine Professionals; we design and deliver integrated holistic air cargo and commercial security solutions. Our management team is largely comprised of U.S. Military Veterans. This commonality strengthens the team as we strive to improve security measures around the globe. Compliance and Integrity are mainstays of our operations. We ensure that all programs operate in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Job Category: Multi-Purpose Canine Trainer/Instructor
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Opelika AL
Compensation: $55K - $65K / Salaried
Benefits: 401(k) Dental Life Medical Vision

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