Canine Handler – Protection (CH-P) (P)) High Threat Dignitary Protection
Sikat Group LLC
 Lorton, VA
NOTE:  All employment discussions, processing, and offers for this position are fully contingent upon our Client being awarded the work by the U.S. Government and the Candidate meeting all contract-required qualifications and completing contract-required training.

Our confidential Client is currently accepting applications to perform work on a High Threat Dignitary Protection Contract.  Various locations throughout MENA and other austere theaters of operation.

Canine Handler – Protection (CH-P) (P)

  • 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 (see Attachment 6, Standard Equipment).

  • Perform basic canine emergency first-aid as needed.


For bio approval, the CH-P shall meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be a US citizen.

  • 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 a military or law enforcement dog handler.

  • 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 that require skills similar to those identified in the PSS training course as outlined in SOW – Attachment 2, Training.

  • Upon bio approval, and before beginning work on the contract, the CH-P shall:

  • Attend and successfully complete the PSS training course, as outlined in SOW – Attachment 2, Training.

  • Attend and successfully complete firearms training with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, and Remington 870 shotgun, qualifying on those firearms specified in the task order.

  • Attend and successfully complete training, to be a minimum of three (3) hours in length, addressing the following topics:

    • 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.

  • Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as specified in the task order.

  • E.  Complete the DS Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order. 

  • 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.