Canine Handler - Protection #TCI-0097

Canine Handler - Protection #TCI-0097

Job Category: K9 Handler / Trainer

Job Location: OCONUS

Job State: Baghdad, Iraq or Kabul, Afghanistan

Job Description:

  • Provide on and off compound detection of explosive materials
  • Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs
  • Maintain the day-to-day health and welfare of assigned detection dogs
  • Maintain all assigned canine-related equipment (see Attachment 6, Standard Equipment)
  • Perform basic canine emergency first-aid as needed.


  • US citizen
  • Valid US issued passport and current driver's license
  • Must possess NAPWDA certification or equivalent national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as a working dog handler.
  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years' experience as a military or law enforcement dog handler
  • Must possess a minimum of one (1) additional year of security-related experience
  • Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services that require skills similar to those identified in the training course
  • Must attend and successfully complete required training
  • Qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, and Remington 870 shotgun, requalifying as required by the task order
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance
  • Attend and successfully complete training, to be a minimum of three (3) hours in length, addressing the following topics:
  1. Recognition of improvised explosive devices (IED) and explosive materials, both in general and relating specifically to the task order area of operations
  2. Safe explosives handling, explosives storage protocols, and explosives transportation protocols, to include protocols for avoiding cross-contamination of explosive training materials
  3. Phase one (1) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) National Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
  4. Phase two (2) of the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
  • Complete the WPS Physical Readiness Test at the 65 % performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of the contract
  • Possess no impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific.

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