Explosive Detection Dog Handler (Minneapolis)

Career Area: K9 Services
City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Job Description


Are you ready for your next adventure? From down range to corporate positions around the world, we provide you with opportunities to grow your career while helping to make the world more secure.

Constellis provides opportunities across every major continent for individuals who want to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and Constellis continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships with our government and commercial customers. Our employees worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, have ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Join us to Secure Success!


Canine Handlers are to work as part of a team to deter and detect the introduction of explosive into and around Target Field. The Canine Handler performs their duties while commanding a trained explosive working dog that has met certification standards. Teams will be required to search cargo for the client to identify explosive threats. Handler will be responsible for maintaining training records and to maintain certification. Handler will be responsible for housing, care and maintenance of assigned canine. Handler may be required to work additional hours as directed.

*Position will be located in Minneapolis, MN (relocation allowance not authorized)

  • Employee shall complete the tasks, obligations, and responsibilities as an experienced K-9 Handler for explosive detection and deterrence at Target Field- home of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club for 81 regular season home games and potential post-season games, and other special events
  • Average of 5 hours per game/event worked
  • Other duties as assigned


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Candidate must possess a minimum of 2 years of documented experience handling an explosive detection dog in an operational environment
  • Must maintain all job related certifications, airport required security clearances and employment standards, including but not limited to, maintaining and complying with the employment standards contained in any and all regulations.
  • Must have the ability to transport and house assigned canine.
  • Candidate must successfully complete 2-3 week Explosive Detection K9 Handlers Course in Moyock, NC and certify to NAPWDA standards prior to deployment to permanent duty station.


Constellis protects critical priorities safely and efficiently around the world. Operating in 40 countries and based in the Washington D.C. area, our 22,000 Constellis employees bring unparalleled dedication and passion for creating a safer world and upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity. As a leading global provider of risk management, security, humanitarian, training and operational support services to government and commercial customers worldwide, Constellis’ forward thinking solutions include a range of synergistic services, including background investigations, social intelligence tools, advanced training, logistics and life support, UAV and K9 services, and crisis response mitigation. At Constellis, our number one priority is to secure success for our customers. For more information, visit www.constellis.com


Frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold and humidity. Position is part time, however some extended hours may be required, and work schedule will vary. Travel may also be required.


  • 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 lb. dog food bag up to 30" and dump into a container.
  • 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.