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ECI is looking for the best of the best when it comes to abilities, character and dedication!  We need Handlers that have a passion for what they do.  We are offering candidates the ability to continue to pursue their passion and the opportunity to continue to serve their country after their military service!  To join our team of dedicated professionals, send your resume with DD214 to

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Explosive Detection K-9 Handler, Full Time

MOS: 31B, Z6 ASI, 27 ASI, 31K, 3PO51A, 5812

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen with a minimum of three years experience as an explosive detection, Military Working Dog handlers.

  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Driving record (no major violations, and no more than 2 minor violations).

  • Must be able to recognize K9 diseases, familiar with hygiene requirements, and know the physical condition of the canine.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent written, oral, and listening communication skills.

  • Ability to interact well with public.

  • Demonstrated maturity, self-control, patience, and ability to self-supervise.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Exercise sound judgment in all areas of responsibility.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communications with individuals, agencies, government and law enforcement.

  • Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with outside individuals, agencies and site-specific security forces..

  • Ability to understand and successfully handle various operational issues.

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Able to pass a full physical in accordance with 29CFR1910 and other site specific requirements.

  • Willingness to rotate across multiple ECI client locations and rotating schedules with potential travel requirements outside of the National Capital area.

Helpful Hints:

  • When inquiring about joining our team, please always include a detailed resume with a cover letter. We need to verify qualifications prior to getting information to you, so please provide us as much information in your resume as possible. 

  • In your cover letter please include your availability date, your current employer and your current location (where in the U.S. or elsewhere). If you are being referred by someone on our staff, mention that in your cover letter.

  • It is important that we are able to contact you by telephone. If you are not in a combat zone, please provide a phone number. If you are in a combat zone, we will work with you on an initial basis via email.

  • All applicants must be willing to relocate to locations where ECI performs work. Please consider this prior to submitting an application.

ECI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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