Job ID 2016-2585
# Positions 20
PSS/Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) / (K9 Handler) (S) (OCONUS)
All references made to EDD shall mean the Explosive Detection K9 and Handler.
All PSS/EDD Handlers will have completed a minimum of instruction to include 1 or more of the following:
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
Phase 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
Phase 2 North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
Military Working Dog Handlers Course
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This position / labor category is staffed in accordance with the requirements described below.
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.
All PSS/EDD Handlers are required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of training on the following:
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.
Must be a US citizen.
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 PSS training course as outlined in SOW – Attachment 2, Training.
Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order.
Complete the DS Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order.
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.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability