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Explosive Detection Canine Handler - Military veterans preferred

MSA Security (
Law Enforcement/Legal/Security


  full-time   employee

Los Angeles
United States

Since 1987, MSA Security has served as an industry leader in high-consequence threat protection and specialized training for corporate and government clients. The MSA team is comprised of security professionals with diverse backgrounds in law enforcement, elite military units, and the private sector, all working together to provide unparalleled explosive detection, consulting, training and perimeter security services. MSA combines hands-on expertise with information and technology to minimize our client's vulnerabilities to threats and lessen risks in order to protect their personnel and property.

MSA Security is currently looking for qualified individuals to fill openings for Explosive Detection Canine Handler (EDCH).  The ideal candidate for this role would be a highly-motivated retired law enforcement officer or prior military canine handler to work in the Los Angeles, CA. We will train the right candidate. You must have a dependable personal vehicle to transport yourself and your Explosive Detection Canine partner to and from various client locations. The EDC will reside with you in your home when not working with you on assignment. This position pays competitive hourly rate plus a monthly stipend to care for the EDC.

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Partnering with a trained Explosive Detection Canine partner to conduct searches in/at assigned client sites, including corporate buildings, loading docks, delivery vehicles, open areas and/or other situations as needed
Assist and liaise effectively with the client's security manager, law enforcement agencies, security personnel, and local partners or their representatives
Be available for incident/emergency response duty, standby duty, and client demonstrations, which  includes weekends, holidays, nights and overnights
Qualified applicants will have achieved one or more of the following:

3+ years of military service, preferably in a combat deployment
3+ years of a military K9 handler role with full military handler course
3+ years in a law enforcement role and completed an accredited Law Enforcement Academy (Municipal/State/Federal)
3+ years as a municipal or federal correctional officer and attended a full time accredited LE/Corrections Academy (must have enforcement responsibilities)
Must be able to obtain a State Guard License

As a condition of employment, Explosive Detection Canine handlers will need to obtain a guard license and TWIC card, which requires the successful completion of a background check.

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MSA Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer â?? M/F/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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