Aug 3, 2016

Explosive Detection K-9 Handler , Middle East

Location: Middle Esat
ID: 1029


American K-9 Detection Services, LLC (AMK9) has been awarded contracts and is currently hiring experienced Narcotics and Explosives Single and Dual Purpose K-9 Handlers for deployment overseas. These deployments are for up to one year in duration and may have an option for further commitment beyond initial deployment. These projects offer a competitive pay and compensation package.

This position requires you to be a US Citizen.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Handlers are responsible to the FOB (Forward Operating Base) Kennel Master (KM) in all but not limited to the following duties:
Conduct daily kennel care for their assigned contract working dog (CWD) or conduct kennel care as directed by the FOB Trainer. This includes maintaining assigned CWD’s diet.
Conduct daily health checks/grooming on assigned CWD.
Adhere to the daily duty roster and or training schedule, in the proper uniform and on time.
Conduct periodic checks on assigned CWD to ensure K-9 has adequate water.
Strictly adhere to AMK9's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) while working post.
Understand and comply with FOB post instructions.
Properly maintain assigned K-9 equipment. Conduct periodic inspections to ensure equipment is safe and in good working condition.
Thoroughly know, apply and report response procedures. Document ALL K-9 responses that occur while working post. Immediately report to KM, generate necessary documentation.
Document training records daily. Ensure optimum patrol training schedule and required detector dog training hours are met on a weekly basis.
Utilize your assigned canine as directed by the KM or his designee in support of US Military operations. Utilization will consist of Entry Point, Perimeter, and internal FOB checks.

Other duties may be assigned.

Must have a minimum of 2 years recent experience as a K-9 handler.
Must have a minimum of 1 year additional security-related experience. (Military, Law Enforcement)
Must have valid passport or ability to obtain one.
Must have ability to pass background check – must not have any violent crime felonies, spouse or child abuse convictions.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret Security Clearance. (Clearance requires handlers to be a US Citizen)
Able to recognize K-9 diseases and know the physical condition of their assigned K-9.
Successful candidates must be able to deploy at short notice.

The essential physical requirements include:
Dynamically lift (start at floor in static position and lift through task) an actual dog, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, weighing approximately 90 lbs. to a height up to 60”.
Dynamically lift an actual crate, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, with or without an actual dog or a reasonable facsimile, to a height up to 60”.
Dynamically lift an actual 40 lbs. dog food bag up to 30” and dump into a container.
Dynamically push an actual crate or a reasonable facsimile, with or without an actual dog or a reasonable facsimile, on a table, desk, or other flat surface.
Pull on a hand held dynamometer (equipped with pull tools) to measure the maximum pull force capabilities.
Carry an actual dog or a reasonable facsimile weighing up to 90 lbs. for a distance of 25’.
Kneel (on one or both knees) and squat for a sustained period up to at least one - two minutes.
While in a prone position, crawl forward for up to 25’.
Intermittently walk on a treadmill and stair master for 30 minutes. Rotate between the treadmill and stair master every 5 – 10 minutes changing speed and elevation.
Applicants must pass a Physical Fitness Assessment consisting of Push-ups, Sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run.

Additional Information:
If possible enclose a copy of your certificates with your resume. This will allow our recruiting department to verify your qualifications.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

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