State Director – K-9 Services

Vigilant Canine Services International

Available Positions: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Job Title: State Director-K9 Services

Summary: Individual is responsible for company canine training programs and sales to include; planning, organizing, leading, development, management, and implementation and execution of Vigilant Canine Services International (VCSi), LLC Law Enforcement Program (LEP) in their respective state. Incumbent will be a part of and work with the VCSi management team to ensure program success.

Position Requirements: Applicants must be current or former Law Enforcement and in good standing. They should have an excellent working knowledge of canine programs within their states. Candidates must show business and sales acumen, managerial and supervisory experience and possess the highest level of ethics and integrity. They must be willing to work in a team environment and have a genuine concern for the K9 industry.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma; Professional degree desired

1) Management and supervision of all training and personnel within your state. Responsible for ensuring that all employees represent VCSi professionally and properly. Attend training sessions periodically to maintain consistency in training and ensure all trainers and decoys are conducting training sessions in compliance with VCSi standards and philosophies. State Directors will audit employee performance and prepare employee evaluations as needed. Incumbents will conduct handler training as required and ensure that regional trainers are scheduling and conducting training in accordance with contract requirements.

2) Development of new business and training personnel within your state. Review resumes, interview potential applicants and make recommendations on hiring actions for Regional Trainers, Assistant Trainers, and Decoys/helpers. Directors are expected to actively seek out new Law Enforcement Program clients within their states ensuring continued company growth.

3) Kennel Management and care of all VCSi canines should the company house canines in your state. Directors must ensure kennel employees have proper training and provide a clean and secure environment for the animals under their care. Directors are also responsible for all equipment required for training and kenneling of canines within your state.

4) Fiscal responsibilities include review and approval of all employees’ timesheets for employees within your state. Directors must also provide justification of any expenditure PRIOR to submission to finance. Directors carry the fiscal responsibility of ensuring that their state’s business is conducted in the most economical manner possible.

Competencies and Experience: Applicants will be evaluated using the following criteria.
1) Competencies:

a) Canine Handling – Canine detection and patrol competency

b) Canine handler training competency

c) Canine course scheduling and evaluation capability

d) Long range planning capabilities

e) Business and sales competency

f) Managerial and budgetary capabilities – ability to manage multiple aspects of contracts and personnel issues

g) Oral and written communication skills –be articulate, knowledgeable, and confident in interactions with high level administrators and department heads
2) Experience:

a) 5-10 years of canine detection and patrol experience

b) 3-5 years of training course development, scheduling and implementation experience

c) 3-5 years of supervisory/management experience

d) Preferred candidate will have 1-2 years of business, sales, and budgetary experience or related education

Respond To: Elizabeth Benecke, Dir, Human Resources, Email, 530-526-4235.