K9 Explosive Detection Dog/Canine Handler - Overseas

Employer: GardaWorld Federal Services 
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan


Position Summary: 
The Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) / K9 Handler is responsible for the recognition of IED's and explosive materials and ensuring the safety of all personnel while assigned to their area of duty.
Essential Functions:
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

Crucial Requirements and Abilities:
The contract requires you to be a U.S. Citizen - must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Level Security Clearance
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.
A minimum of:
Two years of service as a Military or Law Enforcement K9 Handler
One additional 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
Able to recognize K9 diseases, be familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the K-9

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability and willingness to work in hostile and conflict environment
Exercise sound judgment in all areas of responsibility
Ability to maintain effective communications with individuals and agencies from diverse cultures and backgrounds including U.S. Government, host nation government and law enforcement
Maintain effective professional relationships with employees and outside individuals and agencies
Ability to understand and successfully handle various operational issues
Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below, though not fully inclusive, must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time. The employee is frequently required to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.