Kennel Master (KM) (Notional Position)

Other
2 years ago
Type
Contract
# of Openings
1
Status
Full-Time

Primary Function

Manage and maintain the kennel. Actively support and uphold the Company’s stated vision, mission and values.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct in-country training of program explosives detection dogs
  • 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
  • Perform basic canine emergency first-aid as needed
  • Maintain complete and thorough records associated with the task order detection dogs including, but not limited to:
    • Acquisition records
    • Health and immunization records
    • Training records, to include all records of when the dog was initially trained, to what standards, using what techniques, and by whom
    • Testing records, 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, the results, any follow-on training, and all certification/recertification and validation testing
    • Handler records, to include the names and appropriate identifiers of all EDDs with whom the dog was worked while on the program
    • Acquisition, storage, and disposal records of all explosive training aids used during the contract period
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient control, handling, and disposal of explosive training aids, ensuring that all training aids are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with established protocols/best practices
  • Manage, supervise, and coordinate post assignments and schedules for canine handlers and trainers, including leave rotations and within-theater travel to and from sites within the task order area of responsibility

Job Requirements

  • 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 an explosives detection dog trainer
  • 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
  • Must have a valid US Passport

  • Must have a current US driver's license

  • Must be able to pass a physical fitness agility test and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening; position is also subject to random drug screening throughout the course of employment

  • If prior US Military, must have an honorable discharge

  • Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation and possess the criteria to be awarded and maintain the necessary US-issued security clearance

  • Must be able to pass a medical physical approving candidate for overseas work

  • 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

  • Attend and successfully complete the NPSS training course
  • Attend and successfully complete firearms training with the Glock-19 and M4, qualifying on those firearms specified in the task order
  • Attend and successfully complete training, to be a minimum of three (3) hours in length, addressing the following topics:
    • 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.
  • Attend and successfully complete the rqeuired supervisor training course

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Proven ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Strong initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Janus is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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