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K-9 Handlers - Person Borne Gun Detection

Andy Frain Services Richmond, VA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Andy Frain services is currently hiring qualified individuals to fill full time openings for our Armed Person Borne K9 Detection program in GA and VA. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company in the K9 / Security Industry. The ideal candidate for this role would be a highly motivated, retired Law enforcement, or prior military canine handler willing to be available for incident/emergency response duty, standby duty, and client demonstrations, which includes weekends, holidays, nights and overnights.

Qualified applicants must have:

1) Single purpose canine handler certificate or possess the ability to obtain same prior to commencing work.

2) Dual purpose canine handler certificate or possess the ability to obtain same prior to commencing work.

3) Three (3) or more years law enforcement canine handling experience, or three (3) or more years military canine handling experience or similarly documented substantially similar experience acquired elsewhere. Selected applicants will be subject to a ninety (90) day probationary period which must be satisfactorily completed.

4) Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

a) Expressed willingness to remain with the program for at least three years.

b) Expressed willingness (together with other family members) to care for and house the canine at the handler’s residence in accord with all Andy Frain policies and procedures.

c) Provide a secure outdoor area for the canine that conforms to Andy Frain Services requirements.

d) Possess a strong desire to work with canines and a willingness to care for and train the animal.

e) 4. Demonstrate physical fitness abilities related to the tasks of canine handling: lifting, carrying, climbing, and balancing while bearing the combined weight of the canine and any necessary associated equipment.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate overall fitness abilities consistent with the strength, endurance, and cardiopulmonary capacities required of newly certified officers.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Handlers must receive and maintain all required certifications consistent with the Andy Frain prescribed Person Borne Gun Detection Course.

· Handlers must certify with assigned canine for employment.

· Handler will be responsible for the health, welfare, and maintenance of assigned canine.

· Handler will be responsible for maintaining training and utilization records

· Must maintain annual canine certifications

· Must have valid driver’s licenses, and clear driving record for last three years and complete Andy Frain Safe Drivers’ Instruction.

· Must maintain company assigned vehicle consistent with Andy Frain fleet management policies and procedures.

· Handler will conduct searches as directed by Andy Frain management only with the assigned canine and only at Andy Frain designated sites.

· Provide assistance as directed by Andy Frain management, designated authorized client contact(s) and law enforcement agencies.

· Maintain all assigned canine-related equipment.

· Must strictly comply with and maintain as current or active all instruction, certifications and licensing required in the jurisdiction to which they are assigned to perform the work, including those associated with the possession, use, handling, and care of firearms.

· Strictly adhere to all Andy Frain policy and procedural requirements to perform as an armed employee. Possess, use, or carry only Andy Frain approved firearms.

· Must be able to wear all prescribed gear while on duty (Vest, duty belt and any other associated items related to work).

· Must be able to pass the firearms training and department qualification for carrying on duty.

· Must be able to satisfactorily complete prescribed Andy Frain assessment tools used to authorize the handler to provide Armed work in a manner acceptable by Andy Frain Policy.

· Prior to an officer being selected as a canine handler, it is preferred that the officer resides at a personally owned residence. However, if the officer resides in a dwelling they do not own, the handler shall have written permission from the homeowner that allows the officer to have a canine and provide living quarters for a police canine on the property. A property selected to house an Andy Frain working dog shall be such that will accommodate a kennel and include flooring which shall be constructed of building materials that will securely contain the canine and keep it safe. A suitable residence is required and will be inspected prior to an officer being selected as a canine handler to ensure the property can accommodate a canine and kennel by the Canine Coordinator.

· Residences that house a canine will have “caution” signs identifying that a dog is on the property and the signs will be placed at the exterior entrance gate and on the secured kennel gate. When a canine handler is not present at his/her residence, the canine will be kept in the secured kennel supplied by Andy Frain Services.

Physical Requirements

· Must be able to lift and carry up to 90 pounds, including assigned K9 for 50 feet.

· Must be able to walk for an extended period.

· Requires climbing, squatting, bending, kneeling

· Kneel (on one or both knees) and squat for a sustained period up to at least one – two minutes.

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

· Must be able to run one mile

Working Conditions

Work conditions can vary from a busy training environment to field work, both subject to frequent interruptions. Frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Work hours will be dictated by the customers agreed upon schedule. Nights, weekends, and holiday hours will be required, and the work schedule will vary. Travel may also be required.

Company Description
Andy Frain Services (AFS), headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a full-service provider of security and event management services. Since 1924, we have serviced the security requirements of all levels of government and many Fortune 500 companies in such industries as ports of call, airports, transportation, chemical facilities, commercial buildings, etc.

Our national portfolio of services includes armed and unarmed uniformed security, consulting, patrol officers, surveillance monitoring, special event security, training, and disaster and emergency response services. In an economy filled with financial uncertainty, Andy Frain Services is expanding and poised for rapid international growth within our global community.

Andy Frain Services

Andy Frain Services (AFS), headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a full-service provider of security and event management services. Since 1924, we have serviced the security requirements of all levels of government and many Fortune 500 companies in such industries as ports of call, airports, transportation, chemical facilities, commercial buildings, etc. Our national portfolio of services includes armed and unarmed uniformed security, consulting, patrol officers, surveillance monitoring, special event security, training, and disaster and emergency response services. In an economy filled with financial uncertainty, Andy Frain Services is expanding and poised for rapid international growth within our global community.

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