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Canine Handler, Walt Disney World

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The Canine Handler team is responsible for a variety of canine handler activities at the Walt Disney World Resort, including; working as a team to inspect crowds, venues, personnel, cargo, vehicles, and buildings. Depending on the client, handler duties may include working major events and scanning the crowds.

Canine Handler Cast Members receive a rate starting at $16.40 per hour


Responsibilities :
  • The Canine Handler position is expected to complete training courses, maintain yearly certification and maintain proficiency through weekly training with a company issued canine partner.
  • Quickly and effectively respond to supervisory direction regarding the scope and direction of canine tasks.
  • Possess ability throughout shift to: walk, stand, bend, and lift up to 90 lbs. to assist the canine into the vehicle, while keeping balance when handling the canine.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with cast members at all levels and all lines of business to provide excellent service to our Guests and Cast.
  • Follow appropriate operating guidelines in regards to incident response, documentation and notifications, as well as being a subject matter expert during on scene responses.
  • Clean kennels and vehicles, and bath and feed the canines.
  • Flexible with work-hours in order to respond to urgent issues and to situational needs and requirements of the workload.
  • Maintain strict discretion and confidentiality.
  • Possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understand and successfully handle various operational issues.
  • Interfacing with the public and present a professional image and demeanor at all times.
  • Be comfortable scanning crowds with their canines for detection.


Basic Qualifications :
  • 2 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility within security, military police, law enforcement or related investigations discipline. Security K9 handling experience is accepted.
  • Minimum six (6) months Animal Handling experience with a professional agency or organization; within the last eight (8) years.
  • Must be able to attend K9 school including traveling out of state for up to seven weeks and pass K9 certification every six months.
  • Experience in fundamental business skills and proficiency in standard office software programs, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Valid Florida Drivers License.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior Law Enforcement/Military K9 handling experience
  • Knowledge of Area Search techniques
  • Knowledge of Walt Disney World property and resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of Walt Disney World policies and procedures
  • Previous courtroom/testimony experience


Additional Information :
SCHEDULE AVAILABILITY
Our Theme Parks and Resort Hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Schedules and start times are subject to vary.
  • The Canine Handler position is a costumed hourly role.

Please upload your resume, any animal or canine related documentation and/or certifications.

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