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Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) Handler

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JOB LOCATION: Afghanistan (various locations)
START DATE: Immediate

Employer is seeking several qualified and experienced Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) Handlers for F/T contract employment in Afghanistan.


– Recognition of IED’s and explosives materials – This block will be both generic and specific to their country of assignment
– Safe explosive handling/ Explosives storage protocols/ Explosives transportation protocols
– Training in protocols to preclude cross contamination of explosive odors used in training and testing
– Phase 1 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
– Phase 2 North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test
– Must be able to recognize K9 diseases, be familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the K-9
– Detect explosive materials and devices
– Prevent the unauthorized introduction of explosive devices or matter
– Maintain K9 training records to meet contract requirements
– Perform other functions as directed by the client


– Must be a U.S. Citizen
– Must have a valid U.S. Passport
– Must have a valid driver’s license
– Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of State (DoS) MRPT-level Clearance
– Must be fluent in English
– Must attend and successfully complete all required training if required
– Must be certified in accordance with North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), national/State/provincial military or law enforcement agency standards as a working K9 Handler
– Must have a MINIMUM of three years of service as a Military or Law Enforcement K9 Handler (e.g. MOS example: USMC 5812)
– Candidate’s qualifying experience can be from the employ of any national, State/Provincial, Local or commercial entities

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