Canine Handler-Guard #AMK-0678

Canine Handler-Guard #AMK-0678

Job Category: K9 Handler / Trainer

Job Location: OCONUS

Job State: Iraq

Job Description:

All K9 Handlers will have completed a minimum 3 hours block of instruction to include:

  • Recognition of IED's and explosives materials - This block will be both generic and specific to their country of assignment
  • Safe explosive handling/ Explosives storage protocols/ Explosives transportation protocols
  • Training in protocols to preclude cross contamination of explosive odors used in training and testing
  • Testing procedures as required by WPPS Phase 1 and Phase 2 Testing
  • Phase 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
  • Phase 2 North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
  • Must be able to recognize K9 diseases, be familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the K-9
  • Detect explosive materials and devices
  • Prevent the unauthorized introduction of explosive devices or matter
  • Maintain K9 training records to meet contract requirements
  • Perform other functions as directed by the client


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a valid U.S. passport and driver's license
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance
  • Level 3 English proficiency

Attend and successfully complete all required training which includes a 1.5 mile run. Click on the Hyperlink to see the mandated run times by age.

  • Required to maintain weapons qualification with the Glock and the M4
  • Certified in accordance with North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), national/State/provincial military or law enforcement agency standards as a working K9 Handler
  • A minimum of the following:
  1. Two years of service as a Military or Law Enforcement K9 Handler. MOS example: USMC 5812
  2. One (1) additional year of security-related experience
  • Experience can be gained in the employ of any national, State/Provincial, Local or commercial entities providing high threat protective services that require skills similar to those outlined in the contract

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