Deputy Program Manager - K9 Training

GardaWorld Federal Services (


  full-time   employee

United States

Position: K9 Program Manager

Location: McLean, VA

FLSA Status: Full Time

Summary: The Deputy Program Manager K9 Training is responsible for all training actions associated with support of WPS and WPS 2 OCONUS and CONUS K9 projects. The Deputy Program Manager ? K9 Training reports to the K9 Program Manager and coordinates with Recruiting, Human Resources, Contracts and Finance departments, as well as Project administration as required to ensure: 1) development of database and support process for invoices; 2)compliance with current K9 operations contract and industry standards; 3) compliance with the Client?s K9 operations contract and industry standards; 3) planning and execution of K9 projects as designated by K9PM; 4) coordination with Project administration on personnel and program support issues;  5) Project needs are represented and managed at corporate for all administrative issues; 6) coordination and management of all CONUS K9 training operations and purchases.  




Essential Functions:


  • Tracking of indirect training budgets

  • Operational oversight of all CONUS K9 training support functions

  • Coordinate with K9PM to resolve payroll issues

  • Research Aegis current contract(s) and industry standards for policy and compliance inquiries

  • Draft and edit reports, statements of work and SOPs for K9PM as they apply to contracts

  • Oversee short term and long term K9 projects as directed by the K9PM

  • Respond to inquiries from HTP, DOS CVC and COR as directed by K9PM

  • Deploy for periods up to 45 days to Project (OCONUS) when required

  • Liaise with Project administration and personnel to address any deployment issues

  • Coordinate with Security and Human Resources departments on personnel compliance matters


Non-Essential Functions:


  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned according to the needs of the customer/client


Crucial Requirements and Abilities:


  • Associates or Bachelor?s degree or a combination of equivalent secondary credits or experience commiserate to the position

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant working K9 experience, preferably in the military, law enforcement or defense contracting related

  • A minimum of 10 years contract management experience in K9 operations contracting and management

  • Extensive experience in Explosives Detection K9 operations, training, certifications and validations.

  • Experience in overseas project/program operations to include Afghanistan and Iraq

  • Experience in the National Odor Recognition Testing validation standard

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills


Teleworking:  Yes,  at discretion of supervisor

Travel:  Yes, 10% OCONUS, 40% CONUS  


Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below, though not fully inclusive, are that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time

  • The employee is frequently required to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • The employee will work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditionsIs occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to work independently and in conjunction with various departments, Project administration, consultants and the Client

  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours to communicate with OCONUS staff, as well as key periods of additional immediate workload deadlines

  • Comprehensive research, analysis and business writing skills

  • Working knowledge in the following:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint ? Slide building creation

  • Microsoft Outlook ? ability to manage Shared Calendars and schedules

  • Excel to include formulas, pivot tables and macros

    • Share Point ? Storage of files, building site as well as managing takers and calendar

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Self-motivated ability to perform well in a high pace, fast changing work environment

  • Ability to identify risk situations and coordinate solutions with management

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations

  • Flexibility and maturity are a must

  • Ability to work remotely while on a travel status without physical management or supervision


GWFS is an EOE.

 Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

 We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.  




Bachelor's Degree