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.
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:
Recognition of improvised explosive devices (IED) and explosive materials, both in general and relating specifically to the task order area of operations
Safe explosives handling, explosives storage protocols, and explosives transportation protocols, to include protocols for avoiding cross-contamination of explosive training materials
Phase one (1) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) National Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
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.