Canine Handler - Guard (CH-G) (S)

Location Other-Worldwide
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
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.


  • Provide on and off compound detection of explosive materials.
  • Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., 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.


  • Must be a US citizen.
  • US Passport and US State Driver's License required
  • Must possess NAPWDA certification or equivalent national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as a working dog handler (K9).
  • Must have a total of three (3) years overall experience
    • Of this, at least two (2) years’ experience as a military or law enforcement dog handler.
    • AND a minimum of one (1) additional year of security-related experience.
      • Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services.

Upon approval, and before beginning work on the contract, the CH-G shall:

  • Attend and successfully complete the NPSS training course
  • Attend and successfully complete firearms training with the Glock-19 and M4, qualifying on those firearms specified in the task order.
  • Attend and successfully complete training, to be a minimum of three (3) hours in length, addressing the following topics:
    • Recognition of improvised explosive devices (IED) and explosive materials, both in general and relating specifically to the task order area of operations.
    • Safe explosives handling, explosives storage protocols, and explosives transportation protocols, to include protocols for avoiding cross-contamination of explosive training materials.
    • Phase one (1) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) National Odor Recognition Test (NORT)
    • Phase two (2) of the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) certification test.
  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order.
  • Complete the DS Physical Readiness Test at the 50% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order. 
  • Possess no impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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