K9 Regional Trainer

Career Area: K9 Services
City: Miami
State: Florida
Country: United States
Job Description



Regional Trainer will be responsible for overseeing the Handlers to ensure cargo screenings are done in compliance with TSA rules and regulations. 



  • Provide supervision and training to assigned Handlers and canines related to operational searches and training 
  • Perform canine training, audits and administrative deliverables as required for assigned Canine Teams 
  • Schedule and conduct reoccurring train teams for recertification’s and remedial, sustainment, and advancement training 
  • Provide temporary certified Handler duties as required for the program 
  • Participate in CCSP related training to search cargo and identify explosive threats 
  • Perform temporary Handler duties while commanding a trained explosive working dog as required for the program 
  • Responsible for maintaining training records, care, and maintenance of assigned certified canine. The assigned canine must be permitted to live inside the employee’s residence.  The employee’s residence must be adequate, indoor, and climate-controlled for the canine.  The canine living area at the employee’s residence is subject to reoccurring inspections. 
  • Develop and follow established training protocols in accordance with statements of work and standard operating procedures 
  • Arrange operational exercises in order to replicate real life operational scenarios and enable canines to work independently in high population density environments with people moving to and from mass transit environments 
  • Transport, secure, and account for canine training aids, equipment, company vehicles, canine trailers, company assets, and resources 
  • Assist when needed in instruction of new Handlers and Trainers 
  • Must maintain all job-related certifications and required security clearances 
  • Must be willing to operate company vehicle 
  • Travel of up to 70% to contract locations Nationwide 
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • U.S. Citizenship is required 
  • Minimum of five years of experience training canines and teams in explosive detection 
  • Three years of documented experience handling an explosive detection dog in an operational environment 
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred 
  • Must be able to obtain a Known Traveler Number (KTN) within four to six weeks of employment required 
  • Must have adequate transportation to transport assigned Canine and Crate (inside the vehicle) to/from assigned work location; transportation must have operational climate control 
  • Must be able to pass the applicable Contract Testing and Certifications for the program within four to six weeks of employment; candidate must maintain the certification requirements 
  • Demonstrated experience in solving unique training problems with detection dogs and team and knowledgeable of how to evaluate and apply canine training principles, conditioning and standards 
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and a clear driving record for the last three years; must also be maintained during tenure of employment 
  • 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 




Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. 


  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance 
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life 
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability 
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities 
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach 




Work is based in a busy training environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. Additional details related to specific working conditions may be outlined in your Statement of Work or Employment Agreement. 




Must be able to lift, lower, carry, push or move objects up to 100 lbs. Various tasks may require intermittent standing or prolonged sitting, and the ability to walk, reach, kneel, crouch and handle work related supplies and tools. Additional details related to physical requirements may be outlined in the Company’s Performance Work Statement or Contract with the client.