K9 Handler

Career Area: K9 Services
City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
Job Description


The Explosive Detection Dog Handler will utilize operant and classical training techniques in detection of explosives and utilize approved training methods for obedience training, and other materials as necessary. The EDD Handler will be able to adjust to new and various environments. 


Conduct searches at Entry Control Points (ECP’s), large vehicle search areas, Vehicle Control Points (VCPs), vehicle soak yards, personal baggage screening areas, buildings and any other required areas as assigned. 

*Position will be in Iraq 

  • Will work with Explosive Detector Dogs (EDD) 
  • Conduct searches of vehicles, cargo, buildings, luggage and any other required areas with assigned K-9 
  • Properly exercise, employ, feed, care for, clean and maintain assigned K-9 
  • Responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of K-9 kennel 
  • Participate in mandatory K-9 proficiency training 
  • Perform daily maintenance training and maintain current training records for assigned K-9 
  • Maintain all assigned K-9 related equipment 
  • Work directly with the Kennel Master on site 
  • Adhere to all contract regulations 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with valid Passport 
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a K-9 Handler 
  • Must have completed a certified Detection Dog Handler course 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Must be able to pass medical physical for deployment 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook and Word 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion 
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process 
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment 



Work conditions can vary from a busy office environment to field work, both subject to frequent interruptions. Travel to austere environments may also be required. Additional specific details related to working conditions may be outlined in your Statement of Work or Employee Agreement. 


Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 90 lbs. Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending, and kneeling. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Additional specific details related to physical requirements may be outlined in the Company’s Performance Work Statement or Contract with the client.