Canine Handler - Guard



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Canine Handler-Guard

Full-Time/Part Time


Job Description

Constellis was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA

The location for this position is OCONUS in Iraq at the Baghdad Embassy Security Force (BESF)

Note: All references made to CH-G shall mean Canine Handler -- Guard

All K9 Handlers will have completed a minimum 3 hours block of instruction to include:

  • 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 by WPPS Phase 1 and Phase 2 Testing
  • Phase 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
  • Phase 2 North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
  • Must be able to recognize K9 diseases, be familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the K-9
  • 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 client


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a valid U.S. passport and driver's license
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance
  • Level 3 English proficiency
  • Attend and successfully complete all required training
  • Required to maintain weapons qualification with the Glock and the M4
  • 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 the following:
  1. Two years of service as a Military or Law Enforcement K9 Handler. MOS example: USMC 5812
  2. One (1) 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 that require skills similar to those outlined in the contract

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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