Canine Trainer - (CT) (Notional Opportunity)

1 year ago
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Primary Function

Conducts initial training testing/validation of canines in order to validate proper olfactory capabilities, behavioral suitability, and physical traits for entrance into the program.  Actively support and uphold the Company's stated mission, vision and values.

Essential Functions

  • Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs
  • Collects and maintains accurate records relating to the imprinting and training of contract canines
  • 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

Job Requirements

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must pass a thorough medical examination for overseas work
  • Must possess a national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as an explosives detection working dog trainer
  • Must possess a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a military or law enforcement canine handler, or a minimum of three (3) years performing as a military or law enforcement canine trainer. This experience must have been earned within the last five (5) years.
  • 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 guard training course
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of hiring
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license issued from a state within the US
  • Possess and maintain a valid passport granted by the Department of State
  • In the case of military service, any separation must have been under honorable conditions, if applicable. In the case of specific human intelligence threat Posts, the person must meet the minimum requirements as identified in the task order.
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance/public trust certification, as required by the task order
  • Meet or exceed all applicable position/labor category requirements as detailed in Section 2 of this Attachment and the applicable TO. The Contractor shall not consider armed guard/protective security experience earned prior to 18 years of age for the purposes of meeting position/labor category experience requirements.
  • Prior to beginning training, shall submit to and receive a negative result on drug and steroid testing
  • Successfully complete the training qualification and re-qualification proficiency requirements with the weapon(s) required by their respective position/labor category, as detailed in Section 2 of this Attachment and the applicable TO. Any accommodations (e.g., glasses, hearing aids, prostheses, etc.) required to successfully complete training must be used in the performance of duties for the duration of employment on the contract.

Upon bio approval, and before beginning work on the contract, the CT shall:

  • 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
    • Testing procedures for phase one (1) and phase two (2) of the Odor Recognition Test, as outlined in this contract
    • 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
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order
  • Complete the Physical Readiness Test at the 50% 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

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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