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EDD Handler-Afghanistan

Vigilant Canine Services International

Available Positions:  1

Job Title: Canine Explosive Detection Dog Handler

Summary:  Incumbent will be stationed on Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan supporting the International Security Assistance Force and NATO.  NATO requires that all handlers be a citizen of any of the commonwealth (NATO) countries.


  • Individuals will be required to provide multiple security oriented tasks to include unarmed patrol/explosive detection canine handler services in support of military forces and civilian concerns within Afghanistan.
  • Individual tasks will include unarmed patrols, entry control points, traffic control points, crowd control, cordon and searches, raids, and other pertinent tasks as determined by the project.
  • Individual will remain on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working in a potentially hostile environment anywhere throughout Afghanistan.
  • Shifts and downtime activities will be controlled by project leadership.


Applicants will be evaluated using the following criteria.

  • Possess a third party certificate of completion (i.e. prior military training or a municipal government-sponsored course) from a working dog handler course.
  • Must be third party trained and certified as an explosives detector handler prior to arriving in Afghanistan.  Must provide proof of training
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a handler with a minimum of 1-year experience as an explosives detector handler.
  • Prior deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan desired
  • Experience supporting military operations desired

Respond To: Elizabeth Benecke, Dir, Human Resources, Email, 530-526-4235.