The K-9 Handler we are looking for will enjoy working with a dog everyday. You must be able to house a pup in a loving supportive environment. We pay for food and medical. Lucah, a trained bed bug search dog, must have his effectiveness maintained by on-going training 3 to 4 times a week. (It takes about one hour each day.) We will teach you all you need to know to train and handle Lucah. By the way, he is a cute, 25 pound Beagle. Lucah will do best as a single dog in the family or with a female dog. If you have a neutered male, we will test them together and discuss the possibilities. A fenced yard is preferable or plan on walking Lucah a few times a day.
The handler will be notified of clients and it is your responsibility to get back with them immediately. You will schedule your inspections, so their is a lot of flexibility. The pay is 44% of the price charged for the inspection. Prices range from $180 to $250 or more. It averages an hour to do a thorough inspection. Due to Bay Area traffic, handlers tend to schedule at odd hours and on weekends to avoid rush hour.
The job itself entails going into people's homes or places of business to let the dog sniff out bed bugs. A short report is written up at the end of each inspection. Training logs and daily logs must be kept. Good handwriting or printing is a plus. Must dress in a professional manner; cargo pants are the order of the day. Must have a smart phone that can be used for work. If you are clean cut and friendly with good communications skills, you'll do well. Bonuses will be paid if you and the company exceed expectations.
You must have a reliable car and a valid driver's license with a good driving record. You are paid 25 cents per mile from the end of your first job to the beginning of you last job of the day.
The K-9 Handler must also get a Branch Two Field Rep's License within one month of signing on with Bed Bugs all Gone. We will pay for the online course to pass the state exam. You will also need to get a K-9 Team Inspection Certification for which we will pay.
We look forward to talking with all interested parties.