May 5, 2016

Explosive Detection Dog Kennel Master (EDKM) (OCONUS) Iraq

Employer: SOC
Location: Iraq
Job ID 2016-2563
# Positions 5

Explosive Detection Dog Kennel Master (EDKM) (OCONUS) Iraq - (ESF1) Job

The contractor shall obtain, maintain and, upon request and be prepared to produce for inspection, complete and thorough records associated with canines working under this contract. Original records shall be maintained in a central location with appropriate duplicates accompanying the dog. Those shall include, but may not be limited to, records that address the following:
Acquisition of the dog
Health – from birth until the dog leaves.
Training – to include all records of when the dog was initially trained, to what standards, using what techniques, and by whom the dog was trained. Records shall include relevant names, addresses dates and materials used.
Testing – to include where, by whom and when the dog was certified prior to acceptance on the program, what explosive odors the dog was tested on and the results of that (those) test(s) and any/all follow-on training as well as certification/re-certification and validation testing.
Handlers – the names and appropriate identifiers of all EDD Handlers with whom the dog has worked while on the program.

Acquisition, disposal, and storage records of all explosive training aids utilized during contract period.

The contractor shall be required to maintain small amounts of explosive material for testing and training of the canines. It is imperative that these samples be stored and handled in such manner as to ensure both safety and the integrity of the odor sample. To this end, each kennel shall have an appropriately sized,US Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) approved explosive storage magazine. That facility shall be secured and marked appropriately at all times. The EDDKM shall safely maintain controlled substances used as training aidsin accordance with applicable US law. This shall include transportation, storage, handling and associated safety precautions.

EDKM shall have responsibility for the safe and efficient control, handling and disposal of all explosive training aids; shall ensure that all training aids are handled in accordance with established protocols and all good practices to avoid cross contamination of the explosive odors; shall maintain full inventory control and maintain all records pertaining to the EDD program at post.

All K9 Kennel Masters 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 TO
Phase 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
Phase 2 North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
These records shall be maintained for a minimum of three years after the dog has left the program.

This position / labor category is staffed in accordance with the requirements described below:
The EDKM is designated as Support (S).
The EDKM is required to attend the non-training course, as outlined in this contract.
The EDKM handler is required to maintain weapons qualification, as outlined in this contract, with the Glock and the M4.
The EDKM vetted personnel are authorized to permanently fill the position / labor category of the EOD in case of shortages with the approval from HTP.
Manage and maintain kennel.
Conduct in-country training of K-9s.
Ensure quality control of K9 Teams.
Safely maintain controlled substances used as training aids
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 Government.

Must meet all of the below qualifications:
U.S. Citizen
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.

Shall have a minimum of:
Two (2) years of service as an Explosives Detection Canine Trainer.
One (1) 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 required by the contract.
Shall be able to recognize canine diseases, be familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the dog.
Note: Documentation of certification must accompany the resumes.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability