31K Military Working Dog Handler

31K Military Working Dog Handler
Job ID: 1053019
Job Views: 28
Location: NEWTOWN, Connecticut, United States
ZIP Code: 06470
Job Category: Administrative
Posted: 11.15.2018
Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Job Description
Dogs are known as man's best friend. They're loyal, smart, and agile, which is why they stand alongside our Soldiers and serve our Nation. Behind every fearless working dog, is an equally dedicated handler, and as a Military Working Dog Handler in the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for the training, welfare, and use of your assigned K9.
Job Duties
Patrol Drug Detector Dog (PDDD) handler
Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) handler
Health and welfare searches
Law and order operations
Installation force protection
VIP support
Customs support
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
Basic use of firearms
Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
Arrest and restraint of suspects
Specialized dog handling techniques
Helpful Skills
Ability to understand conditioning behaviors in training dogs
Ability to make quick decisions
Ability to interact with people
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with federal, State and local law enforcement. Many of the jobs skills you learn will also help you perform jobs that involve working with animals.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Military Working Dog Handlers consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) on how to care for, handle, and train a Military Working Dog (MWD). The training is in two phases. The first phase covers on-the-job instruction and teaches police methods and techniques for dog handling. The second phase of instruction provides basic instructions on the application of MWD utilization and employment capabilities. Phase II instructs in basic obedience, controlled aggression, first aid, principles of conditioning, building searches, scouting, detection, and daily care and grooming of assigned MWD.
Paid training
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.

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