Kennel Master

Constellis was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA

Kennel Master -- General Services Administration -- Theater Wide (GSA-TW)

This position will located at various locations in Afghanistan


  • Manage and maintain the kennel
  • Conduct 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 responsibilities


  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Valid tourist passport (if required)
  • Must possess a valid DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must possess Canine certification or equivalent national/state/provincial military or law enforcement certification as a working dog handler
  • Must possess a minimum of two (6) years' experience as an explosives detection dog handler
  • Must possess a minimum of one (4) years of experience as a Kennel Master.
  1. Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities
  • Must attend and complete all required training courses if required
  • Attend and successfully complete firearms training if required
  • Must possess a local, state, or governmental recognized Kennel Master certification or equivalent
  • Attend and successfully complete the supervisor training course if required
  • Maintain a personnel security clearance if required
  • 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.

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