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Trainer, K-9 CONUS

AMK-6450
Career Area: K9 Services
City: Illinois
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Responsible for conducting operational training for canine teams assigned to Illinois to ensure operations are in compliance with TSA and contract rules and regulations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide training and oversight 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
  • Conduct, train, and oversee authorized representative duties related to X-Ray, physical search, and explosive trace detection as needed
  • Responsible for maintaining training records, care, and maintenance of assigned certified canine
  • 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 25% to other contract locations Nationwide
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

BENEFITS

 

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. 

  • 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

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Work conditions can vary from a busy training environment to field work, both subject to frequent interruptions. Frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Work hours will be dictated by the customers agreed upon schedule. Nights, weekends, and holiday hours will be required, and the work schedule will vary. Travel may also be required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

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.

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