Trainer, K-9 #AMK-3205

Trainer, K-9 #AMK-3205

Job Category: K9 Handler / Trainer

Job Location: CONUS

Job State: Moyock, North Carolina, United States

Job Description:


The Canine Trainer will utilize operant and classical training techniques to train canines in detection of explosives, narcotics, utilize approved training methods for controlled aggression and obedience training, and other materials as necessary. The Trainer will prepare canines for operational missions to include acclimation into new and various environments.

  • Provide canine welfare for all canines.
  • Develop and follow established training protocols in accordance with statements of work and standard operating procedures.
  • Train and manage multiple canines through the training process, from initial training through certification.
  • Arranges operational exercises in order to replicate real life scenarios.
  • Effectively document canine training in accordance with company standards and directives.
  • Properly utilize and maintain canine training equipment to include safety equipment for canines and trainers.
  • Secure and account for canine training aids, equipment, company vehicles, canine trailers, company assets, and resources.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of training areas, company vehicles, canine trailers, resources, and facilities.
  • Follow standard operating procedures when conducting and performing operational searches.
  • Assist when needed in instruction of new handlers and trainers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two years of experience training canines in various types of detection required.
  • Canine certifications preferred, but not required, that depict previous areas of expertise with canine training, or a canine handler (detection) course with a certificate of completion from a credible, recognized canine detection course.
  • Demonstrated experience in solving training problems with detection dogs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

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