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K9 Lead Handler



The Lead Handler 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 Handlers and canines at assigned locations 
  • Conduct and oversee authorized representative duties related to X-Ray, physical search, and explosive trace detection as needed 
  • Perform canine training, audits and administrative deliverables as required for assigned Canine Teams 
  • Manage, supervise and coordinate post assignments and schedules for canine Handlers, to include vacation relief that ensure required coverage 
  • Participate in CCSP related training to search cargo and identify explosive threats 
  • Perform Handler duties while commanding a trained explosive working dog 
  • Handler will be responsible for maintaining training records 
  • Handler will be responsible for care and maintenance of assigned 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. 
  • Must maintain all job-related certifications and required security clearances 
  • Must be willing to operate company vehicle (during on-site training) 
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • U.S. Citizenship is required 
  • Two years of documented experience handling an explosive detection dog in an operational environment preferred 
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred 
  • Prior Military or Law Enforcement preferred 
  • Must be able to obtain a Known Traveler Number (KTN), STA, and SIDA 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 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record for the last three years 
  • 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 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. 




Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 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.