Canine Trainer (CT) (S)

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# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - WPS
Regular Full-Time


SOC is a trusted global provider of mission solutions with a history of assuring safe and effective operations for U.S. Government and commercial customers. SOC provides a guarantee of discrete and effective service so that customers can do their best work. We employ over 5,000 professionals engaged in the delivery of mission critical safeguards and security, facility management and operations, engineering, explosive ordnance storage and disposal, and international logistics and life support services. Our customers include the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Defense, Fortune 500 companies, and non-governmental organizations.



  • Conducts initial training testing/validation of canines in order to validate proper olfactory capabilities, behavioral suitability, and physical traits for entrance into the program.
  • Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs.
  • Collects and maintains accurate records relating to the imprinting and training of contract canines.
  • 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.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess a national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as an explosives detection working dog trainer.
  • Must possess a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a military or law enforcement canine (K9) handler, or a minimum of three (3) years performing as a military or law enforcement canine trainer. This experience must have been earned within the last five (5) years.  Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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