Kennel Master

Career Area: K9 Services
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!


Position Location: Afghanistan

  • Manage and maintain the kennel
  • Conduct training of program explosives detection dogs
  • Provide on and off compound detection of explosive materials
  • Perform daily maintenance training (performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs
  • 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
  • Maintain complete and thorough records associated with the task order detection dogs including, but not limited to:
    • Acquisition records, health, and immunization records
    • Training records, to include all records of when the dog was initially trained, to what standards, using what techniques, and by whom
    • Testing records, to include where, by whom, and when the dog was certified prior to acceptance on the program, what explosive odors the dog was tested on, the results, any follow-on training, and all certification/recertification and validation testing
    • Handler records, to include the names and appropriate identifiers of all EDDs with whom the dog was worked while on the program
    • Acquisition, storage, and disposal records of all explosive training aids used during the contract period
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient control, handling, and disposal of explosive training aids, ensuring that all training aids are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with established protocols/best practices
  • Manage, supervise, and coordinate post assignments and schedules for canine handlers and trainers, including leave rotations and within-theater travel to and from sites within the task order area of responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and Tourist Passport
  • Must possess a valid DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must possess canine certification or equivalent national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as a working dog handler
  • Six (6) years of experience as an Explosives Detection Dog Handler
  • Four (4) years of experience as a Kennel Master
  • Must possess a local, state, or governmental recognized Kennel Master certification or equivalent
  • Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities
  • Must attend and complete all required training courses
  • Attend and successfully complete firearms training (if required)
  • Attend and successfully complete the supervisor training course (if required)
  • Possess no impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered high risk, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific


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


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


Work conditions can vary from a busy office environment to field work, both subject to frequent interruptions. Travel to austere environments also required. Additional specific details related to working conditions may be outlined in the Company’s Performance Work Statement or Contract with the client.


Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday. 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.