Careers: OCONUS Kennel Master


K2 Solutions, Inc. is seeking experienced Kennel Masters for deployment OCONUS. Deployments may be up to one year in duration with potential for additional deployment time beyond the initial term.
This position requires you to be a US Citizen.

Experience and Education:


Manage and maintain the kennel

Conduct in-country training of program explosives detection dogs

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

Maintain complete and thorough records associated with the task order detection dogs including, but not limited to:

1. Acquisition records

2. Health and immunization records

3. Training records, to include all records of when the dog was initially trained, to what standards, using what techniques, and by whom

4. Testing records, to include where, by whom, and when the dog was certified prior to acceptance on the program, what explosive odors the dog was tested on, the results, any follow-on training, and all certification/recertification and validation testing

5. Handler records, to include the names and appropriate identifiers of all EDDs with whom the dog was worked while on the program

6. Acquisition, storage, and disposal records of all explosive training aids used during the contract period

Responsible for the safe and efficient control, handling, and disposal of explosive training aids, ensuring that all training aids are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with established protocols/best practices

Manage, supervise, and coordinate post assignments and schedules for canine handlers and trainers, including leave rotations and within-theater travel to and from sites within the task order area of responsibility

Successful candidates must be able to deploy at short notice.



Must be a US citizen

Must currently have, or be able to obtain, and maintain a SECRET security clearance

Must possess NAPWDA certification or equivalent national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as a working dog handler

Must possess a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as an explosives detection dog trainer

Must possess 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)

Must 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

Must be able to attend and successfully complete the NPSS training course, attend and successfully complete firearms training/qualifications, attend and successfully complete the supervisor training course, and attend and successfully complete training (minimum of 3 hours) in:

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.


Completed or served three years in the military, law enforcement or protective security from private sector, with honorable discharge

Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization including management, peers, team members and customer-base

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

Ability and desire to work in a high threat environment


International travel to high threat / high risk or austere areas required

Work is based in a fast paced facility/operational environment and subject to frequent interruptions

Work hours will be shift based

Must be able to lift and carry awkward 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 throughout the work day

Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms


Complete the DS Physical Readiness Test (Sit Ups, Push Ups, Run) and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order

(Additionally: Be able to dynamically lift objects and/or a canine weighing up to 90 lbs. up to 60 inches in height, Be able to carry a canine or similar dummy object weighing up to 90 lbs. for 25 feet, Be able to push a crate or object resembling a crate, with or without a canine inside, on a variety of flat surfaces, Be able to kneel and/or squat for up to 2 minutes, Be able to crawl in prone position up to 25 feet, Be able to walk on varying terrain for up to 30 minutes)

Verifying documents must accompany resume



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this employment classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

K2 Solutions is an EOE M/F/D/V

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